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My name is Tim Peeters and I am a licensed psychologist and psychotherapist based in Leuven and Rotselaar, Belgium. Finding a psychologist or psychotherapist can feel daunting. I hope that this website will offer some useful basic information about psychotherapy, and that this website will help you decide whether I could be the right therapist for you.

I provide treatment for a wide range of psychological problems including:

* Depression

* Anxiety

* Panic Attacks

* Grief & Bereavement

* Identity problems

* Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

* Trauma

* (Sexual) abuse

* Relationship Difficulties

* Psychiatric problems

* Occupational Stress

* …

Group therapy


At Extimacy we also offer highly effective evidence based Group Therapy (www.everyoneweb.com/groepstherapie) in English, meeting on a weekly basis in Leuven (Louvain).


Some of the areas our groups cover:

* Anger and stress

* Depression and anxiety

* Relationship issues

* Self esteem

* Social Anxiety

* Personal development

* Dealing with marriage/partnership problems

If you are concerned about an issue that is not listed above I may still be able to help, or may be able to direct you to an alternative service.


What is Psychoanalytic or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy?

Psychoanalytic or Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is a form of clinical practice based on psychoanalytic theory and principles. It's a treatment modality that uses psychoanalytic theories as the frame for formulation and understanding of the therapy process. These multiple theories apply to the therapy situation, with a focus on increasing self-understanding and deepening insight into emotional issues and conflicts which underlie the presenting difficulties.


These therapists make use of exploration of unconscious thoughts and feelings, understanding aspects of the relationship between therapist and patient, which may relate to underlying emotional conflicts, interpretation of defensive processes which obstruct emotional awareness, and consideration of issues related to sense of self and self-esteem.


Most often therapy sessions occur between one and four times weekly. The focus is on exploration of the patient's inner experience, emphasizing this as it occurs in current daily life, as it carries over from significant and influential events and relationships of the past, and as it is manifest in the context of the therapeutic relationship.


While there is no simple answer to the question who can benefit this kind of a therapy, it is important to emphasize that psychodynamic psychotherapy can be an effective treatment or component of a combined treatment for a very wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties. This includes all ages and many diagnostic categories. The range of indications is significantly wider than that for psychoanalysis. In order to address this question for any individual, a careful evaluation with a well qualified therapist is an important first step.


"For psychoanalysis, the symptom is not a "disorder", it is a silenced truth that needs to be heard. The symptom includes the paradoxical satisfaction that leads to suffering ("jouissance"). Treatment is a dialectical procedure, which brings to the surface the weight of jouissance that words carry. Words encircle the truth without the subject being aware of it. Grasping these two faces of the symptom -- language and jouissance -- allows the subject to read his story and to make it his again. Then he can let go of a part of his jouissance and become responsible for its remainder in a life that does not necessarily conform to common morality, but is no less lawful for it. The psychoanalyst, having been analyzed himself, is one who has detached himself from this fantasmatic juouissance. Free of prejudice, he can then enable the patient to invent his own bespoke response, the one that fits him."

― Agnes Aflalo, The Failed Assassination of Psychoanalysis: The Rise and Fall of Cognitivism


Where are the Mental Health Centre PC Extimacy?

The Mental Health Centre PC Extimicy is located in Rotselaar, just outside the city centre of Leuven (Louvain).

Who can call the psychologist of the PC extimacy ?

Anyone can call the Centre, including children, adolescents and adults.

What will I be asked when I call

You will be asked to give some brief contact information in order to set up an appointment with an appropriate therapist. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.

What kind of therapists work in the centre?

The Clinical Team comprises psychologists, psychotherapist, behavioral therapists and counselors . All are professionally qualified and experienced practitioners

How much will a consultation cost me?

Many parameters will be considered in determining the cost. A reasonable fee will be charged. The fee will be discussed with your therapist, and no-one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Are there any special services available to children?

Yes. The Children's Team at the Centre comprises a child psychologist and an educational therapist. They offer particular testing for specific areas of learning difficulty as well as assessments for behavioural or other problems.

How do I make an appointment?

For an informal obligation-free conversation or to arrang an initial consultation, you can send me an email at extimicy@gmail.com or contact me by telephone on 0032-494-49 93 98. If you hear the voicemail, please leave a message for me. I 'll try to call you back as soon as possible. Please phone or email me if you have any questions. All telephone conversations and emails are strictly confidential. My practices are situated in and around Leuven (Louvain), and the comfortable, contemporary rooms have a calm and tranquil atmosphere.

En Français




Un psychothérapeute vous aide à effectuer un travail relaif aux caractère pénible des émotions ressenties ou expériences vécues, pour avoir un autre regard sur les choses, ou pour mieux comprendre certaines émotions, sentiments et comportements, ou tout simplement pour se sentir mieux.

L’objectif final d’une psychothérapie ou une psychanalyse ne consiste pas uniquement à tenter de réduire les plaintes et la souffrance, mais également de tenter de parvenir à une plus grande liberté et prise de conscience de sentir, penser et agir.


Personnes confrontées avec des difficultés émotionnelles ou psychiques qui souhaitent en faire part à un psychologue ou à un psychothérapeute reconnu. Personnes à la recherche d’une meilleure connaissance de soi et d’une compréhension des processus inconscients qui sont à la base de son propre fonctionnement, pour arriver à un meilleur développement de sa propre vie émotionnelle.


Types de demande de soutien

* Dépression

* Angoisses

* Situations de crises, de perte et de divorce

* Question d’identité, sentiments d’inutilité de l’existence

* Problématique lié à une phase dans la vie

* Problématique lié à la personnalité , timidité, solitude, agressivité

* Traumatisme

* Incest

* Problématique relationnel

* Problématique lié au travail

* Problèmes psychiatriques

* Problèmes psychosomatiques

· Un mal-être généralisé


* Suivi et soutien psychologique

* Psychothérapie

* Psychothérapie psychanalytique

* Suivi de couple

* Conseil et transfer si nécessaire

Duree et frequence

La durée et la fréquence dépendent de la nature de la demande, des besoins et des motivations. Durée et fréquence sont toujours convenues d’un commun accord au cours des premières séances.


Par courielle (extimicy@gmail.com) ou par GSM 0494 49 93 98






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