Maggy Dalmat receives adolescents, adults and couples in individual or group consultations.
She offers services in English in various contexts including situations of:
Maggy Dalmat's therapeutic approach is eclectic, based on Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive and Behaviorial theories and Positive Psychology according to her appreciation of the situation in presence.
How long will treatment last?
This is the most frequent question. Treatment can be short-term (less than 10 sessions for recent or symptoms that are not too invalidating in the patient's daily life) or long-term (several months for deeply-rooted or particularly invalidating symptoms). Sessions can be programmed once or several times a week if judged necessary. The duration and intensity of treatment depend fundamentally on the severity of the patient's difficulties and his/her commitment to therapy.
What is an eclectic approach?
More importantly than an actual psychotherapeutic technique, it is the quality of the relationship developed between the therapist and the patient that is an influential factor in successful treatment. This relationship is fundamentally based on trust. On one hand, the patient ought to feel comfortable enough to share intimate information with the therapist because he/she is assured of the total confidentiality of the exchange. On the other hand, the therapist, in addition to developing and maintaining the good quality of the relationship with his/her patient, uses specific techniques (validated through scientific research in Psychotherapy) aiming at relieving the patient's symptoms.
Having been trained in several theoretic backgrounds, we choose to have an eclectic approach according to the needs of the patient and the situation exposed to us. This allows us to be flexible while adjusting to the patient. Very broadly, we rely on the following three primary theoretical approaches:
The Psychodynamic approach, based on life experiences and emotional feelings tracing back to the patient's childhood is particularly effective to reveal unconscious content of a patient's psyche, allowing them to understand some of their recurrent problematic states of mind and helping them to develop their capacity to face difficult or unexpected emotional situations.
The Humanistic approach emphasizes on the "hic et nunc" (here and now), concentrating on the patient's current interactions in order to reveal situations in which these can be problematic and cause them pain or maladjustment in social situations. The ultimate aim is to help the patient achieve his full potential through self-actualisation and creativity.
Lastly, the Cognitive-behaviorist approach is used when working with a patient on Assertiveness and Positive Psychology. It focuses on the patient's erroneous cognitions (what you know) and maladaptive behaviors (what you do) with a goal to modify and improve their emotional experience which is at the origin of their difficulties.
Maggy Dalmat follows a strict code of ethics, based on the French Code de Déontologie des Psychologues. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance in her professional practice.