Monday August 10 2020
The explicated needs of the client play a leading role. PTG aims to treat a diversity of complaints and problems, that have in common that the client desires a change of some form in the way he or she thinks, feels, or acts. Examples of problems for which people may be treated at PTG are:
Preference for psychologist
Depressive complaints and feelings of loneliness
Loss and mourning problems
Social anxiety and uncertainty
Problems in contact and identity questions
Relationship issues and family problems
Sexuality and intimacy problems
Phobic complaints and hyperventilation
Psychosomatic complaints (such as head-, back-, stomach-aches)
Strain, stress and sleeping problems
Work, study or career related problems
In selecting a psychologist, we endeavor to meet your personal preference (age/sex/attitude towards religion/etc.). Within a relatively small team, such as the PTG, it may not always be possible to completely comply with your wishes, but we will certainly make every effort.
Problems with a psychologist
If you are dissatisfied with your psychologist or his or her stance, it is best to bring this to his or her attention and to draw your conclusions. It is always possible to switch between psychologists, if you express this desire. Please note that the psychologist in question prefers clarity to ambiguity regarding this matter.
In case of questions or comments concerning specific facets of the treatment, you may in fist
instance turn to your own psychologist. If necessary, you may subsequently turn to the PTG
director. Finally, you may turn to the Dutch professional association of
psychologists: NIP, P.O. Box 9921, 1006 AP Amsterdam.
PTG maintains a file of each treatment, in which all important data are placed. You are permitted
access to your own file (except for personal notes made by your psychologist). In case of
incorrect information, you are entitled to having this modified, elaborated, or omitted. After
completion of therapy, you may request your complete file (excluding personal notes of the
psychologist) and take it with you. Alternatively, PTG will keep your file for two years, after
which it will be destroyed.