Psychotherapy services | Brussels / Auderghem

Marie Joe, qualified psychotherapist

Marie Joe, a qualified psychotherapist, devoted her university years to exploring the human mind and its influences. Her Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology at Grenoble Alpes University gave her a solid grounding in clinical psychology and research.

She is pursuing a PhD in Belgium, under the auspices of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Nearing the end of her doctorate, her enthusiasm is growing at the prospect of starting her career as a registered psychotherapist.

A member of the Association Francophone de Psychothérapie Centrée sur la Personne (AFPC), Marie Joe adheres to rigorous ethical and professional standards.

She offers online and face-to-face sessions in Auderghem, based on the person-centred approach of Carl Rogers. Through active listening and empathy, she explores her clients’ thoughts and feelings in a caring environment.

Specialising in difficulties such as sadness, anxiety, lack of confidence, depression, relationship problems and more, she offers sessions in French, English and Arabic.

Convinced that everyone deserves mental health support, Marie Joe is committed to breaking down barriers to make psychotherapy accessible to all those seeking personal development.

Psychotherapies

Couple therapy is an important approach for couples facing the challenges of life together.

To help you manage these, I offer a caring framework and a personalised approach to meet your specific needs.

In difficult moments such as separation or infidelity, I help you to navigate through these trials with empathy and understanding.

My aim – if you wish – is to strengthen your emotional bond. Through interactive sessions, I encourage open communication on both sides to express, listen to and understand delicate emotions such as jealousy, anger, fear or shame, and strengthen trust and harmony within your duo.

Conflict resolution is a key aspect of my work. I guide you in developing the communication skills essential for deeper mutual understanding and healthier management of disagreements and conflicts.

Finally, I can work with you on issues of sexuality and intimacy, on which your relational well-being partly depends. In a mutually respectful environment, we explore these aspects of your relationship, seeking to restore or enhance your intimate connection.

Each therapeutic pathway is tailored to your specific needs; my role as a psychotherapist is to support you with empathy and professionalism towards a more fulfilling and resilient relationship.

To find out more, click here: Thérapie de couple à Bruxelles Auderghem

Triggered by a variety of factors – accidents in life, biochemical imbalances, unhappy past experiences – depression can manifest itself in different ways, affecting mood, thoughts and behaviour. You feel sad, despondent, weak and hopeless.

I am dedicated to helping people with depression with an approach that focuses on understanding and treating this complex problem in a tailored therapeutic setting.

My first step is to establish a thorough understanding of your situation, listening carefully to your experiences and feelings.

I work with you to identify and understand the thoughts, beliefs and behavioural patterns that contribute to your depression, focusing on validating your experiences and emotions. This approach aims to strengthen your ability to manage the symptoms of depression in a constructive and caring way.

To help you on your way to well-being, I support you in developing your resilience and self-esteem, and in finding your zest for life. I offer you a space for caring dialogue where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement, facilitating the process of connecting with yourself and making decisions that feel right for you and you alone.

I am at your side to support you every step of the way with empathy, expertise and respect.

Burnout is a state of professional, emotional and physical exhaustion, often caused by prolonged stress, overwork or conflictual professional relationships.

I propose a person-centred approach inspired by the principles of Carl Rogers. This approach emphasises empathic listening, unconditional positive consideration and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship.

When faced with symptoms such as chronic fatigue, reduced professional effectiveness, sadness, irritability, anxiety and feelings of paralysis, it is essential to engage in a therapeutic process that respects and values your personal experience.

My in-depth analysis of your situation aims to understand the underlying factors of your burnout from a holistic and humanistic perspective. This understanding enables me to support you in a process of self-exploration and personal growth, tailored to your individual needs.

I offer you a safe and welcoming therapeutic space, where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions, exploring your own inner resources for managing stress, balancing your work and personal life, and restoring your energy and motivation.

At the same time, I support you in your search for a healthier work-life balance, with a focus on improving your overall well-being – sleep, nutrition, energy, passion and balance – to rebuild a fulfilling professional and personal life.

In managing your anger in therapy, adopting a person-centred approach, as developed by Carl Rogers, can be particularly beneficial. This method is based on the idea that you hold within yourself the keys to understanding and transforming your anger. The therapeutic challenge is to support you in a process of self-exploration to better understand your emotions.

Your anger, often a defensive reaction or a response to buried feelings such as frustration, fear or pain, needs to be understood in its entirety. In person-centred therapy, anger is not seen as a symptom to be eliminated, but as an emotion to be understood and integrated into your personal journey.

In a climate of empathy, non-judgement and authenticity, I help you to explore your deepest feelings, past experiences and beliefs that may be influencing your angry reactions. The aim of this exploration is to make you aware of the triggers of your anger and the associated behavioural patterns.

The aim is for you to recognise and accept your emotions, to understand the unmet needs behind your anger, and to develop healthy strategies for expressing and managing these emotions. This process not only seeks to reduce the destructive manifestations of anger, but also to transform this energy into a constructive force, thereby improving your communication and interpersonal relationships.

In short, managing your anger through the person-centred approach is an enriching therapeutic path that aims to promote your understanding of yourself, your acceptance and your personal evolution, leading to better emotional and relational management.

Anxiety and anguish, which cause constant worry, physical tension and sleep disturbance, can have a profound effect on quality of life.

Treatment begins by identifying the specific triggers of your anxiety, whether they are related to life incidents, obsessive thoughts, negative feelings or painful relationships.

I support you in a process of self-discovery, helping you to recognise and accept your emotions. This not only helps you to understand the triggers of your anxiety, but also to develop strategies for coping with them in a healthier and more constructive way.

In person-centred therapy, when dealing with anxiety and anguish, the aim is not to eliminate these emotions, but rather to transform your relationship with them. It involves changing the way you interact with all types of thought, while paying particular attention to your experiences and feelings.

This approach gives you the opportunity to express all your thoughts and emotions freely, if you wish. By giving importance to every aspect of your inner experience, this process helps you to connect better with yourself. As a result, you can manage or deal with your thoughts in the way that seems best for you.

Person-centred therapy therefore aims to create a therapeutic space where you can safely explore your worries and fears. By helping you to recognise and accept your emotions, this method guides you towards a better understanding of yourself and towards greater autonomy in emotional regulation.

The emphasis is on the fact that anxiety and anguish are not enemies to be fought, but aspects of your human experience to be understood and integrated. It is in this understanding and integration that the key to healthier, more balanced management of your emotions lies.

Do you suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating?

Whether you suffer from anorexia (which combines extreme food restriction with an intense fear of gaining weight), bulimia (episodes of overeating followed by compensatory behaviour), or hyperphagia (overeating without compensatory behaviour), I can offer you tailored treatment.

Eating disorders are approached not as isolated symptoms to be treated, but as manifestations of a wider life experience, including emotional, psychological and relational aspects. My role as a psychotherapist is to support the person in a process of exploring their emotions, beliefs and behaviours, in order to understand the underlying dynamics that fuel the eating disorder.

The aim is not simply to change eating habits, but to transform the person’s relationship with food, their body and themselves. This involves working on self-acceptance, recognising and managing emotions, and building a positive body image.

Many people in our society are confronted with various forms of addiction, whether substance-related (drug abuse, alcoholism, smoking) or behavioural (gambling or sex addiction).

Psychotherapy involves an in-depth understanding of your addiction journey, identifying associated behaviours and triggers (emotional or psychological problems).

In person-centred therapy, applied to addiction problems, the emphasis is on empathic listening and caring support for the client on their unique recovery journey. Inspired by the work of Carl Rogers, this approach emphasises the importance of the individual’s autonomy and self-determination in managing his or her addiction.

As a psychologist practising this approach, I am committed to creating a therapeutic space where you feel safe to explore your experiences, thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement. Acknowledging and validating your experiences is essential to facilitate a process of deep self-exploration.

The therapeutic work consists of helping you to understand the underlying factors behind your addiction, whether they are linked to trauma, relationship problems, emotional difficulties or a feeling of dissatisfaction with life. This understanding enables you to recognise the unmet needs that the addiction is trying to alleviate.

In this context, the aim is not simply to reduce or eliminate the addictive behaviour, but rather to support you in a process of self-acceptance, personal growth and the development of new coping strategies. I support you in exploring your inner strengths and resources, thereby promoting your ability to make more conscious and healthy choices.

Person-centred therapy also encourages an exploration of personal values, aspirations and goals. By helping you to align your actions with your deepest values, the psychotherapist guides you towards a more fulfilling and meaningful life, where addiction is no longer seen as an escape, but as part of your history that you learn to integrate and move beyond.

In short, as a psychologist adopting the person-centred approach, my role is to support you with empathy and respect in your journey to overcome addiction, focusing on self-understanding, self-acceptance and self-fulfilment, paving the way for lasting and meaningful change.

Everyone knows that restful sleep is fundamental to physical and mental health.

Insomnia and sleep disorders can have many causes, including stress, anxiety, lifestyle habits and sometimes pre-existing health problems.

In the person-centred approach, managing insomnia and sleep disorders starts with creating a safe and empathetic therapeutic space. As a psychologist, I aim to gain an in-depth understanding of your personal experience of sleep, taking into account your emotions, thoughts and sleep-related behaviours.

Together we will explore the different aspects of your life that can influence your sleep, such as daily routines, stress levels, emotional concerns, and any medical conditions. The aim is to help you identify and understand the factors contributing to your sleep problems.

The person-centred approach aims to enhance your overall well-being by helping you to develop a better relationship with yourself and your body. By taking a holistic approach to insomnia and sleep disorders, we work together to restore balance and harmony to your life, promoting a more peaceful and restful sleep.

Whether it follows the loss of a loved one or a separation, bereavement is a complex process that involves a variety of emotions: sadness, anger, confusion, sometimes guilt. You need a caring partner to help you express and explore these feelings, so that you can move more calmly through the different stages of grief.

I’ll help you to recognise and accept your loss, while respecting the unique rhythm of your grieving process.

In cases of separation (the end of a romantic relationship or friendship, divorce), I help you navigate the emotional and practical complexities involved.

Our work can include dealing with feelings of abandonment, rebuilding self-esteem and developing new life plans.

I am committed to accompanying you with compassion and professionalism through this stage of your life, to help you find meaning and inner peace after a significant loss.

Significant life changes, such as career moves or divorce, can cause stress, anxiety and feelings of uncertainty. In my person-centred approach to therapy, I support you through these transitions, focusing on listening empathetically to your experiences and feelings.

When you’re faced with a major change in your working life, such as a career change, a period of unemployment, or the transition to retirement, it’s natural to feel apprehensive and uncertain. My role as a psychologist is to support you through this transition, helping you to explore your motivations and fears, and to identify your personal resources for managing these changes.

In the case of divorce, another complex area, I am committed to helping you manage the difficult emotions associated with the end of a relationship. Together, we will work on rebuilding your personal identity and preparing for your future, respecting your pace and building on your unique experience.

Every life transition is both a challenge and an opportunity. My commitment as a psychologist is to offer you tailored psychological support, helping you to overcome obstacles and embrace new life perspectives. The person-centred approach is fundamental to this process, as it recognises your intrinsic capacity to grow and flourish through these changes.

In my person-centered practice, I offer a specialized approach for attention-related disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This approach goes beyond just the diagnosis; it aims to explore your experiences and feelings, which are crucial for understanding and managing the impacts of these disorders on your daily life, performance, professional endeavors, and interpersonal relationships.

As a psychologist, my goal is to accompany you through a process of self-exploration and self-awareness. Together, we will seek to understand not only how ADHD affects you but also how your unique experiences shape your perception of these challenges. This empathetic and in-depth approach will help you reconnect with yourself, recognizing and valuing both your strengths and difficulties.

I am committed to working with you beyond the concept of diagnosis, placing emphasis on your personal experience. This involves exploring the various ways in which attention-related disorders manifest in your life and discovering tailored strategies to manage symptoms while fostering your personal growth.

This approach will help you make life choices aligned with your needs and values, recognizing and utilizing your personal skills and resources. Ultimately, the goal is to guide you towards a better quality of life and greater autonomy by assisting you in navigating and adapting to the various challenges posed by ADHD.

A natural and healthy response to life’s demands, stress can sometimes become intense or chronic, negatively affecting both mental and physical health.

My therapeutic approach to stress management begins with an exploration of the sources of your stress: whether they are related to work, personal life, or specific circumstances. Together, we will delve into the various facets of the stress you experience, whether they are linked to your professional environment, personal life, specific life events, or internal factors like anxiety. This exploration aims not only to understand the external causes of your stress but also how it resonates within you, impacting your thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

The goal is to guide you towards a state of well-being and balance, strengthening your resilience and assisting you in establishing a more harmonious and healthy lifestyle that aligns with your personal needs and values.

Trauma and experiences of abuse can leave deep scars, affecting mental health, self-esteem, and the ability to establish healthy relationships.

Psychotherapeutic treatment for trauma and abuse is centered on compassion and understanding.

Therapy begins by creating a safe emotional space where you can share your experiences without fear of judgment. Recognizing and expressing trauma is a crucial step in the healing process!

We will work together to address the impacts of trauma and abuse, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, and attachment disorders.

We will approach your experiences of trauma and abuse sensitively and respectfully, acknowledging the profound impact such experiences can have on your life. The goal is to accompany you in a process of self-exploration and healing, respecting your pace and honoring your unique journey.

Together, we will explore paths to regain a sense of inner security, self-confidence, and autonomy, thereby promoting your long-term well-being and fulfillment.

 

Individuals facing suicidal thoughts and self-destructive behaviors require empathetic, attentive, and professional care. As a psychologist, I am committed to establishing a secure and confidential dialogue with you, where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment.

Together, we will address your suicidal thoughts and self-destructive behaviors directly, while respecting your pace and valuing your personal experience. It is essential to recognize and explore underlying issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health issues that may influence these thoughts and behaviors.

The person-centered approach in suicide prevention focuses on developing self-confidence, self-esteem, and the ability to manage difficult emotions. It creates a safe dialogue space where you can address challenging topics securely, facilitating the search for paths to resilience.

In summary, my practice aims to support you with compassion and respect in your battle against suicidal thoughts, guiding you toward a more balanced and fulfilling life where you can find support, hope, and a deeper understanding of yourself.

Riwa Sabbagha
9 Avril 2024
Diogo Monteiro
22 Février 2024
C'est incroyable à quel point ce temps de réflexion et de conversation fait une différence dans ma vie et me fait évoluer. Je suis très reconnaissant à Marie pour tout le travail que nous avons fait, car cela m'a beaucoup aidé. Merci pour votre patience et votre engagement envers moi ! Tu es incroyable! À Demain :)
Luisa
7 Décembre 2023
Super, le lieu et calme et accueillant et la thérapeute fait du super bon travail, en une séance seulement beaucoup de fils ont été démêlés ! Je recommande !
Zoso 2
29 Novembre 2023
Marie joe is an exceptional psychologist, blending expertise with genuine empathy. Her insights are deeply helpful. Highly recommended for her compassionate approach and professional Help.
Lyan Porto
29 Novembre 2023
Marie Joe is a thought and careful listener, and I feel very welcomed by her approach. Yet, her strongest trait is her sensitivity in saying the sometimes difficult things we need to hear, and for that I am very grateful. She has been a tremendous help in my personal processes and I couldn't have done half of it without her.
Macarena Díaz
28 Novembre 2023
Marie Joe is an incredible therapist. She offers a safe space where I feel listened to and understood. We have gone through different aspects of my life, and I have been able to know myself better with her help. I feel really comfortable talking with her. She's fluent in English, so we can communicate perfectly.
Kristina Burum
16 Novembre 2023
Marie Joe is a non-judgemental, great listener with amazing people skills. She makes it very easy to open about one’s struggles and worries by creating a safe space for sharing. It’s convenient that she offers therapy both in online setting and in person. Highly recommend!
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