We can, but for the kind of guidance that I offer it’s not strictly necessary. If during our talks we find it beneficial to meet, we can plan this together, of course in regards to the covid-19 measures at that moment.
Yes and no. You don’t need to pay up front for all sessions, but because we don’t meet in person at this time, it would be very handy if the payment is done right before each session. You can shedule a call here.
That depends from person to person, but in most cases that biggest results can be achieved in a short serie of maximum 10 psychological counseling sessions. Every session we re-evaluate where we are approximately on the intended development trajectory that we set in our first conversation.
After you have completed the sessions, you can choose to stop the process, or resume the conversations with greater intervals, f.e. once every 2 or 3 months. This gives you the space and time to try out more things that we discussed. In our conversation we can then elaborate on this, or you can put in new questions or concerns.
If at some point I estimate that you will benefit more from long-term psychotherapy and in person, I will refer you to another psychologist or therapist.
Psychologists have had a university degree of at least 5 years. The profession of psychologist is now also protected (at least in Europe), so that only persons who have completed the education at university level may call themselves psychologists. Being a coach is not a protected profession, everyone can call themselves a coach. There are professional associations for coaches that try to introduce a European standard.
In general it is believed that a psychologist – in contrast with a coach who mostly has a future oriented hands-on approach – tries to explain behavior by looking at the past. That’s not really true. A focus on the past is mainly an approach that is used in (classical) psychotherapy, while these days, there are already so many other perspectives and specializations among psychologists that also focus on what is happening in the “here and now” and of course, also future hopes and goals can be discussed.
At Do your thing! I use insights from classical psychology and positive psychology, in combination with more hands-on tools and exercises. In any case, the approach that will prevail per session, will match your personal development process and needs at that specific moment.