About me Psychologist

izabela-nowak-psychologue-etterbeekI work from cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) framework, believing that people have within themselves vast resources and capacity for living a satisfying and hopeful life even in presence of limitations.

I continued my education in the field of psychology over the last twenty years, completing a Master in Clinical Psychology in Barcelona and PhD in Medical Sciences at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology in Warsaw. Currently I am accredited clinical psychologist in Belgium, where I work in a private practice. I tailor therapeutic interventions to the needs of clients, including

traditional CBT approaches, as well as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness approaches and schema therapy. On a more personal note, for most part of my adult life I have

been an expat myself, living in the UK, Spain and Belgium. Therefore, I am aware of the challenges people meet on this journey from both professional and personal perspective.

Currently I am happily settled into expat life in Brussels.

My approach

I proceed from developing a view of the problem with the client in a supportive and respectful manner. This is followed by identification of personalised, therapy goals and interventions to address

them, mostly derived from traditional and so called „third wave” CBT approaches. The sessions may alternate with solution-focused brief therapy to facilitate the collaborative problem-solving.

We may make a step into your past and work with schema therapy. The process involves active participation during sessions and integrates homework into the working method.

Languages :

English, Polish, Spanish

integrates homework into the working method.

Izabela Nowak – Etterbeek