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Treatment method

Short term, goal oriented treatment


In a process of an average of four to eleven sessions, we work on the goals that matter to you. The aim of a short-term treatment is not to guide you all the way to the end station. But to offer you the tools to be able to get there. The goal of therapy is reached when you understand how to reach your ultimate goal and feel the confidence that you can continue on that path without the help of the psychologist. This is a goal that’s feasible in short term treatment. Our treatment method is characterized by the following points.


In our first meeting, we use the so-called ‘S = C x P – model’ to clearly map out what is bothering you, how it came about and how the situation is maintained. The S= C x P – model can be considered an almost mathematic equation, in which the presence of your S (psychological Symptoms), is caused by the ineffective combination of C (Circumstances you’re in, or have been through) and P (Personal style, or coping behaviour). In our therapy, we’ll focus for the biggest part on changing your P (Personal style) in order for you to regain control over the challenges you’re facing.


In the second session, we will look at the assessment report and set concrete treatment goals. Research shows that the chance of successful treatment largely depends on the extent to which you can define the concrete goals you want to work on with your therapist. In addition, it allows you to direct the treatment yourself.


We help you by giving you concrete tools and assignments, to experiment with new strategies to handle the challenges you face in life. We work with interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, in which we look at your thoughts and behavior in a practical and goal-oriented way. Our approach to treatment is solution-oriented, where we ask questions that help you find your own answers. We also use EMDR where appropriate.


Our treatments focus strongly on the here and now. We believe that the solution to problems usually does not lie in a lengthy search for the cause or searching through the past, but in what you can change in the here and now to feel better again. In that sense, the treatment is not about talking, but mainly about ‘doing’.