FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Confidentiality


Things that clients say to their therapist are completely confidential. Confidentiality obligations will not apply if the client is believed to be a danger to himself/herself or someone else. The therapist is also obliged to report suspected child abuse. Finally, the therapist can be compelled by court to testify about what is discussed in therapy.




Cancellation Policy


You are expected to show up for your scheduled therapy appointment. Failure to do so and to notify me at least 24 hours in advance will mean that you will be charged for the session you missed.




Payment rules and bank details


Clients are required to pay after the session. Cash or bank transfer accepted. My bank details: IBAN: BE60 3770 2790 0570 BIC: BBRUBEBB




Cost of a session


One individual session lasts for 60 minutes and costs 60 euros. A couples therapy session or a family therapy session lasts for around 80 minutes and costs 90 euro. It is always useful to check your health insurance policy and arrange the necessary to get at least partly reimbursed. I am a licensed and registered psychologist.




Session periodicity and availability


Sessions are usually once a week at an agreed time, unless you have other preference. I take appointments from Monday to Wednesday in the afternoons and (even late) evenings. Sessions are by appointment only.




What to do first?


Even after you read the content of this website you might still have many questions. You may call me or send me an email to ask for the information you need.

Or simply ask for an appointment and I will send you my availability.

I never pick up the phone while in session. Thus contact me rather via email.




What is solution focused therapy?


Therapists adopt a respectful, non-blaming and cooperative stance, working towards their client´s goals from within their client´s frame of reference. The approach does not focus on the past, but instead focuses on the present and the future. The therapist asks the client to envision their preferred future and then, in cooperation with the therapist, the client works to achieve this goal.




What is systemic therapy?


Systemic therapy is a wide range of therapy techniques developed from the challenging question of how people in social systems construct and create a new reality. The therapy strives to challenge the premises of client´s thinking and perception and widens client´s possibilities.




What is narrative therapy?


It is a state-of-art type of therapy of Australian origin. It is a nonpathologizing, competency-based and unique approach. Narrative therapy is based on the notion that we make meaning of our life through the stories we live. These stories are constructed within the larger stories that create our social, political, and interpersonal contexts. People often come to therapy when they experience themselves as living in stories in which certain dominant elements enslave their well-being and restrict the possibility of their happiness.




How many sessions will I need?


It is impossible to say exactly how many sessions will guarantee the solution of your problem or trouble. Success depends on both of us. My background in various approaches, though, has equipped me with many effective and useful tools, which in cooperation with you will bring the expected positive outcome.





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In case you have any questions, please, do not hesitate and send me an email to office@janurban.eu.

Berlaymont Health Centre, Boulevard Clovis 2, 1000 Brussels