Psychologist Namur – Elisabeth Kerrinckx
I hold a degree in neuropsychology, and I am a member of the Psychologists Commission (Commission des Psychologues), and I dedicate myself to a mission towards the well-being and autonomy of my patients.
Focusing on creating a supportive connection with my patients, as well as creating an active listening and empathic relationship, I practice an integrated psychotherapy. This combines various approaches according to the individual needs of the patient.
Particularly, thanks to my specialization, I work with the patient in achieving neuropsychological assessments to profile the individual strengths and weaknesses that help guide towards the diagnosis, but also to target the rehabilitative follow-up (if this is recommended).
High level functions, mainly memory functions, attentional, instrumental (language, gestures, vision), executive (automatic processes) and global reasoning (e.g. IQ) will be analyzed through clinical tests and psychometric objectives.
I also perform rehabilitation sessions focused on cognitive behaviorism, to optimize reduced functionality. It should be noted at this level that rehabilitation should start as soon as possible, to permit restoration of the failing neurological (and neuropsychiatric) mechanisms, thus restoring weakened cognitive and behavioral components.
Lastly, I perform psychotherapeutic sessions aimed at the development of the patient. These sessions are empowering against adversity and will lead the patient to work on him- or herself.
I work with the elderly (primarily within the framework of degenerative dementias), with adults (treating trauma, stroke, depression, anxiety, loss of self-esteem …) and with children (emotional difficulties, learning disabilities, attention disorders and / or delayed development, …) from infancy to adolescence.
As a young and dynamic professional I had the opportunity to work with the University Hospital of Cork which allowed me to expand my knowledge. I have also attended an open postgraduate training at CHR Namur within the neuropsychological pediatric team, and I remain well aware that training in psychology is constant and infinite.
I’ll let you ponder this political quote, which to me translates the starting point of any infallible therapeutic approach “Where there is a will, there is a way”, Winston Churchill.