We opened in Januari 2022
At this moment we are not able to accept more new clients (date last edit webpage February 16th 2022)
Due to the Corona virus: as long as you or we have no Covid-19 related symptoms (loss of smell, headache and/or flue like complaints), appointments can take place, taking all the advised precautions measures into account (adequate social distance). Therefore, you are more than welcome in Practice de Vesting.
Please do arrive at the appointed time. Please do not arrive too early and wait outside in your car if possible or go for a little walk in the surroundings. Your therapist will give you a phone call as soon as you are welcome to enter the building. Please do not wait in front of the entrance. The waiting room area is closed at the moment. Wearing a face mask is obligatory upon entering Practice de Vesting.
Psychotherapy Practice De Vesting in Heusden
We, psychotherapist Jolanda Poelakker and psychiatrist Judith Bovendeerd, know each other from previous collaborations. We turned out to have the same dream: a small-scale psychotherapy practice in beautiful Heusden in which customized care and good cooperation are central.
Why a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist in one psychotherapy practice?
Our goal within “De Vesting” is to bring about growth and change in people. We do this in a team with various disciplines (psychiatrist and psychotherapist) in which each has its own treatment practice. Wherever needed and possible, working closely together is our strength: lines of contact are short and therefor individual expertise can be flexibly put to the use of the client. The psychotherapist and the psychiatrist each have their own passion and approach matters from that personal angle.
what we do
With individual psychotherapy we aim for achieving the agreed upon goals, by clarifying and working through the underlying inner powers that gave rise to the problems. In that way symptoms and complains can diminish and alternative behaviour becomes possible. Each therapist works within one or more distinctive therapeutic frameworks and integrates several techniques (derived from e.g. schema therapy, solution-focussed therapy, etcetera), adjusted to what is right and fits best.
Schema therapy is a nationally and internationally scientifically proven effective form of psychotherapy for many different problems. It is often used for more long-term complaints, such as personality problems or recurrent depression, recurring problems in intimate relationships, processing stressful memories from childhood, etc.
Schema therapy helps you understand and change the origin of persistent patterns. It is a therapeutic approach that combines elements from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic models, attachment and Gestalt models.
Solution Focused Psychotherapy
Solution-focused therapy is a form of counseling that focuses on utilizing the client’s strengths and resources. Together with the therapist, the client examines which skills he/she already has to tackle his/her problems. Solution-focused therapy is short-term and result-oriented.
In psychodynamic therapy we investigate the background and meaning of problems that hinder you in your daily functioning and in your relationships with other people. To understand and change repetitive patterns in your thinking, feelings and behavior, your life history is important and how you function now.
What do the complaints mean?
First, we work on reducing your complaints and problems. In addition, we aim to make hidden feelings and thoughts aware during the treatment, so that you gain insight into the origin of your problems and you are able to process any unpleasant experiences. It’s about people who want to find out why they run into (the same) problems every time in their lives and want to change them.
Client-centered psychotherapy focuses on sustainable personality changes. It is a process of growth and development. This not only effectively combats complaints, but also increases the general standard of living in terms of happiness, meaning and health. Client-centered psychotherapy is person-oriented and not exclusively symptom- or complaint-oriented.
Medication can be an option when confronted with psychological symptoms. The right medication can adjust chemical imbalances in the body and with that diminish symptoms and complaints. The psychiatrist could advise complementary laboratory tests. All of this happens at an easy pace by investing in quality information and ample time for guidance. You remain in charge of your own body and the psychiatrist helps you to make choices by informing you well and investing in good counseling.
Mindfulness (-Based Cognitive Therapy / MBCT)
When plagued by disturbing thoughts or feelings, we often tend to suppress or ignore these. Unfortunately, the disturbance often does not disappears in that way, on the contrary, it most likely will overtake us and will demand our attention time and time again. MBDT is a training method, in with we learn a more accepting attitude toward our thoughts and the feelings we harbour in our heart, mind and body. By training the direction or focus of our attention and by learning to observe with less judgement, we will be freeing up space. Het leed kan hierdoor draagbaarder worden. And more freedom and space when making choices can be developed. MBCT training is possible in a group or individually.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR, is a therapy for people who suffer continuously after a severely shocking experience, such as sexual of physical violence. EMDR was firstly written about more than 25 years ago by the American psychologist Francine Shapiro. In the years thereafter, EMDR was further developed as an effective and complete therapeutic methodology.
Lifestyle factors such as movement, nutrition, sleep, (addictive) substances, purpose and relaxation gain more and more attention, because improving lifestyle is gaining more and more terrain as a serious additional treatment. It is a precious additional field next to the more traditional pharmacological and psychological therapies. Weaving lifestyle interventions realistically into daily life is both a challenge and huge source of strength and inspiration. Just as life itself, it is a true art to steer your way through all that one should or could with the right balance.
At this moment we cannot accept new clients in our practice (last edit website on February 16th 2022).
To register for intake:you can send a message one of our team members(zie: HET TEAM of CONTACT). After receiving your message we aim for replying to you in 7 days by one of our team members. You will be informed who will do the screening and intake.
An intake consists of approximately three interviews, after an introductory meeting a second intake interview and an advisory meeting in which the treatment agreements are made.
Under WHAT WE DO you can find some possible therapy options. We can offer a mix of these options, that will fit the profile of your conditions.
rates & fees
All psychotherapy and psychiatry offered are included in the basic insurance of the Health Insurance Act as Specialist GGZ. De therapie wordt vanaf 1 januari 2022 maandelijks afgerekend middels Zorgprestaties waarvan de tarieven ieder jaar door de Nationale Zorgautoriteit (Nza) worden vastgesteld.
If your practitioner has a contract with your health insurance, the following applies :
De behandeling wordt maandelijks volledig in natura (rechtstreeks door de zorgverzekeraar aan de behandelaar) vergoed. You only pay your own risk.
If your practitioner does NOT have a contract with your health insurer, the following applies:
In dit geval betaalt u zelf eerst de maandelijkse rekening. Via restitutie krijgt u afhankelijk van uw polis 60 tot 100% van uw verzekeraar vergoed.
Om in aanmerking te komen voor vergoeding is een verwijzing van de huisarts noodzakelijk en dient er sprake te zijn van een diagnose volgens DSM-5 die door het Zorginstituut Nederland (ZIN) in het verzekerde pakket is opgenomen. Your diagnosis will be determined in consultation with you during the intake.
If there is no diagnosis that falls under the insured care determined by the ZIN (uninsured benefit, OZP) or if you prefer to pay for the therapy entirely yourself, the rate in 2021 is € 107.00 per session of 45 minutes. A referral is then not necessary.
important addresses and links
- National Association of Independent Psychologists & Psychotherapists (LVVP)
- Central Disciplinary Court for Healthcare https://lvvp.info/voor-clienten/wat-als-ik-ontevreden-ben-de-behandeling/
- Central Disciplinary Court for Healthcare www.tuchtcollege-gezondheidszorg.nl
- Netherlands Institute of Psychologists www.psynip.nl