Belgium

English Speaking Therapists in Belgium

English Speaking Therapists are in Belgium, But Do They Have Availability?

If you’re living in Brussels, Antwerp or Ghent, you’re more likely to find an English-speaking therapist or psychologist than you are in other parts of the country.  Those areas are pretty international and have the highest concentration of English speakers in general.  Unfortunately, that also correlates to the high cost of psychotherapy. The cost of each session is likely to run around 150 Euro. Availability is another animal entirely.  English-speaking therapists in Belgium are in high demand and tend to be fully booked for months in advance. This is very discouraging when you have an immediate need for care.

Atomium in Brussels

Expat Life in Belgium May Exacerbate Pre-Existing Conditions

Perhaps you moved to Belgium with pre-existing mental health concerns.  Or, living in Belgium makes latent concerns come to the surface. Moving frequently and adjusting to different cultures taxes the most resilient among us. Frequently, expats have the following struggles when living in Belgium:

  • Language Barrier: Belgium has three official languages: Dutch (Flemish), French, and German. For expats who do not speak one of these languages fluently, the language barrier can be a significant challenge in daily life. 
  • Bureaucracy: Belgium has a complex administrative system, and dealing with bureaucracy can be time-consuming and frustrating for expats. 
  • Limited Job Opportunities: Depending on the field and language requirements, expats may find it challenging to secure employment in Belgium. The job market can be competitive, especially for positions that require fluency in one of the local languages. 
  • High Cost of Living: Belgium is known for having a relatively high cost of living, particularly in cities like Brussels and Antwerp. 
  • Weather: Belgium’s climate is characterized by mild summers and cool, damp winters. Some expats may find the long, gray winters and frequent rain challenging, especially if they come from sunnier or warmer climates.

Native English Speaker Expat Therapists

You can circumvent all of these obstacles when you work with a therapist at Apricity Expat Therapy.  All of our therapists are experienced, licensed and native English speakers. Each of our therapists uses a variety of therapeutic techniques tailored to the individual needs of each client.