The first few sessions consist of an intake procedure. Then a treatment plan will be drawn up together with the client. The treatment plan outlines areas of concern, describes what symptoms the client is suffering from, defines the therapy goals and the method of therapy that will be used.
Appointment times are made in mutual agreement. The practice can be reached during office hours and if you leave a message I shall phone you back as soon as I can. Appointments that are not cancelled within 24 hours will be charged. In the event of a leave of absence I shall arrange a replacement therapist for you.
Payment and insurance
A session lasts 60 minutes and costs 100 euros. Payment is via bank transfer per session within 2 weeks of receiving the invoice. Please state the invoice number when transferring money. Depending on the type of medical insurance you have you can claim back a proportion of the therapy costs from your insurance company. More information regarding insurance is available on the SBLP website.
All information regarding the client is protected by the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). www.rijksoverheid.nl of www.autoritetpersoonsgegevens.nl
I am legally obliged to maintain confidentiality. I shall not release information about a client to others without signed written authorization from the client. I may occasionally find it helpful to consult other health and mental health professionals about a case. During a consultation the identity of a client is kept anonymous. The other professionals are also legally bound to keep all information strictly confidential.
Privacy with regard to the invoice
The insurance company and the professional organizations of which I am a member require that the invoice includes the following information:
- Your name, address and place of residence
- Your health insurance number
- Date of birth
- Date when the session took place
- A definition of the type of therapy that was provided
- Therapy code
- The cost of the session
Legal rights and obligations
I am a fully licenced member of the following professional organizations: Registry of Complementary Health Care Professionals (Register Beroepsoefenaren Complementaire Zorg), European Association Body Psychotherapy, Dutch Association of Body Psychotherapy, Professional Foundation of Body Oriented Psychotherapy (Stichting Beroepsvereniging Lichaamsgeroriënteerde Psychotherapie), Arbritation Committee Complementary Health Care. Detailed information on my professional code of conduct can be found on the following websites:
www.rbcz.nu www.eabp.org www.sblp.nl www.eabp.org, www.nvlp.nl www.camcoop.nl
At the start of treatment both the therapist and client have to sign the Medical Treatment Agreement see (WGBO contract). This contract stipulates the legal rights and obligations of both therapist and client.
I am also legally bound to keep a file that contains information on the client such as session notes, information provided during the intake procedure or in the course of the therapy from the client or else from other health care professionals, for example. A client file is kept for 15 years. You have a legal right to look at your file. If you wish to do so then we will make an appointment. If you would like a copy of your file than I shall provide this. I will ask you to pay for the cost of this procedure.
If you come across information in your file that you wish to have removed then I will do so accordingly. If you wish your file to be destroyed then you can request me to do so. I will ask you to give me signed written consent for this. A record of your signed written consent to delete your client file will be kept in a file.
Disciplinary action law
A therapist working within the health care system is legally bound to abide by the rules and regulations of the professional association of which he/she is a member as well as general legal stipulations. If you are dissatisfied with the therapist and/or the treatment and are not able to resolve the problem with the therapist you can lodge a complaint against the therapist through the Professional Foundation for Body Psychotherapy www.sblp.nl email@example.com. If this does not result in a satisfactory outcome you can apply to the Independent Board of Complaints of the Registry of Complementary Health Care Professionals www.RBCZ.nl or the CAM COOP www.camcoop.nl (Arbitration Committee Complementary Health Care) and if this does not result in a satisfactory outcome you can start legal disciplinary action for misconduct which will entail a trial in court.
Protocol domestic violence and childhood abuse
Since 1 July 2013 all health care professionals are legally bound to report any suspicions they may have of domestic violence or childhood abuse. For more information see: