Psygroup, international joint practice of psychologists in Brussels
The centre in Etterbeek-Brussels is an association of independent psychologists. Patrick Engelhardt took the initiative in the summer of 2001.
Patrick Engelhardt also works in Leefdaal
The point of departure was to start an independent collaboration in which all 'psy'-services can be offered and each psychologist can work in his/her own manner.
Psygroup aims to offer independent psychologists an optimal frame to develop professionally on a high quality level. This means to foresee a pleasant accommodation, and to strive for support, respect and challenge in a horizontal team working. The long term vision is to strive for diversity. In the future, the centre can grow organically in function of the staff.
Some practical agreements
The team is composed of several psychologists-psychotherapists. Every staff member is responsible for his/her own work.
You can make an appointment by phoning one of the staff members, on your own initiative or after referral by your doctor.
Our staff regularly meet with fellow psychologists and with psychiatrist colleagues for “intervision”, reinforcing the quality of our work.
Duties of the psychologist
A psychologist must follow certain rules in the practice of his job. These rules are mentioned in the code of ethics of the Commission of Psychologists, more info. This code protects the rights of clients and insures the quality of the profession. On the other hand, the psychologist can expect you to treat him with respect and stick to agreements made. All psychologists working at Psygroup are recognized by the Commission of Psychologists. They are all members of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists.
Confidentiality of data
Everything said during psychotherapy is subject to the professional secrecy. Only with your explicit permission information can be shared with third parties (e.g. general practitioner). Complete discretion is guaranteed, since we work as private psychotherapists and access to our files by third parties is impossible.
Duration of a session
An individual session lasts ± 45 minutes.
A couple session lasts ± 60 minutes.
A family session lasts ± 75 minutes.
If you cancel an appointment, the concerned psychologist must be informed at least 48 hours before the appointment on his mobile phone. Appointments not cancelled on time will be charged
At Psygroup we work with 2 prices, a standard price and a reduced basic price.
Standard price 2023
Basic price 2023
Individual 45 mins
Couples 60 mins
Family 75-90 mins
A number of health insurance providers currently offer a (limited )refund. However, there is a wide variety of conditions amongst the various insurance providers to be reimbursed.
For more information, please contact your health insurance company.
Recently a system of reimbursement for primary psychological care has started in Belgium. You can benefit from this if your clinical psychologist has concluded a cooperation agreement with a network for mental health.
Unlike for other healthcare providers (doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, etc.), this cooperation agreement has a limited capacity. It obliges the clinical psychologists to focus on short term treatment and to sign in for a minimal amount of hours.
More info and a list of 'conventioned' clinical psychologists:
For children: http://www.bru-stars.be/programmes-et-offres-de-soins/psychologue-de-premiere-ligne-enfants-et-adole...
For adults (scroll down for the list):
The price per individual session:
- 116 Euro in case you are eligible for a refund of at least 50% of the standard price by your health insurance/employer
- 88 Euro if there is a limited/no intervention by your health insurance