About me

benoit burg psychologue parisCertified counseling psychologist I hold a Master degree in clinical psychology. Beside my private practice I also I teach recovery at Université Paris 8 and consult in a non-profit association offering legal and psychological support to victims. I am a member of the ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science) and of the REV-France / Intervoice.

I became clinical psychologist after been an expatriate for over 10 years working in the performing arts and the yachting industry. My own personal path went through TA (Transactional analyse) and psychoanalysis before recognizing myself in an integrative practice of recovery which combines technics of diverse origins in the service of the therapeutic processes.
I propose a work of opening to the multiplicity in oneself and reaching to a rich and meaningful life.

Some of my therapeutic tools

  • ACT ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy )
  • Psychological debrief
  • Parental guidance
  • Non judgemental attitude and goodwill
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychological support
  • Recovery
  • Analytical therapy

Why go to a counsellor?

There is no good or bad reason to seek counselling. However we observe that most frequent motives leading to seek counselling include :

  • depression
  • stress, anxiety
  • sexual/emotional/physical/mental abuse, trauma
  • lack of self esteem
  • domestic violence
  • extreme emotional states, emotional distress
  • parental or familial issues
  • professional difficulties, work place stress, burn-out, bullying
  • addictions
  • relationship and sexual issues
  • life transitions and life events, bereavement, divorce, severe illness, job loss / change
  • hearing voices or having unusual experiences such as visions

Who do I receive ?

I offer counselling for adults (aged 20 or more) and eldery people in one to one session.

How to start ?

The first step might be the most difficult one. Be therefore reminded that counsellors are trained to listen to people and do not judge or criticise. I will always welcome and listen to your doubts, questions, uncertainties, dilemmas in a no judgemental way.

No need to hesitate, just take the fist step and get in touch !

Do you have other questions or concerns (including if we can help you with your problem)? Just call us to make an appointment or send an email to Psychologist France, to the attention of Benoit Burg.

Psychotherapy sessions

What is fascinating in many of our psychotherapy sessions, is the relatively limited time that is needed before the psychologists understands your problem and has a clear picture of it. When you come to your consultation session and tell your therapist about your problem, we will first of all consider together how this problem occurs, where it comes from and the impact it has on you and your life.

Couples therapy

When a couple’s situation is such that the two people can no longer put up with each other, or that communication becomes practically impossible or at the least is very difficult, then it is worth calling a counsellor to try and re-establish communication and review the problems.

What is a psychologist?

Patients often wonder what the difference is between a psychologist, a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist.

A psychologist has a university degree and has followed a minimum of 3 years’ study (‘Masters’ degree, previously a Bachelors degree). They are not a doctor and so consequently do not prescribe medication. The title of psychologist is recognised by the Belgian State and is protected by law. To work as a ‘psychologist’, the professional must be recognised by the Commission of Psychologists, who will assign them a membership number, guaranteeing the validity of their title.

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