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Psychiatric/ Psychotherapeutic Care IN SWITZERLAND

The Kusnacht Practice’s renowned psychiatric and psychotherapeutic team can put you back onto the path towards mental serenity - transforming your life and relationships through our unique and holistic approach. Our deep and empathetic 360 degree ethos is front and centre of everything we do, with our unrivaled team of in-house cross-discipline professionals at your side, personifying Swiss Medical Excellence at all times.

Our psychiatric arm fosters personal growth in an individualised setting. Psychological challenges affect us as humans because we are bio-psychosocial entities. After a thorough medical check for any underlying issues that may be relevant, one of the first tasks is really getting to know you, learning what makes you tick and how you occupy your life. For example, we will want to explore whether music and art are important to you, what you read, how you relax or whether you find that challenging, the relationship you have with your family and what treatments or therapies may have worked for you in the past.

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Our team of doctors specialise in the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy and are, of course, all fully licensed by the Swiss medical authorities. Every therapist is selected through a rigorous process conducted by the senior team who have built up the practice over the past 15 years. Our highly- experienced, empathetic professionals not only represent the best of Swiss Medical Excellence but also embody warmth and sensitivity. We handpick our people with intricate attention to detail - we search deep for that sensibility, tact and diplomacy and an engaging personality. These qualities are essential in building a relationship with the client and help construct a true picture of the individual in order to nurture recovery.

That deep dive into your character and experiences will mean you will feel understood and can relate to, and feel at ease with, your personal therapist, whatever struggles you may have.

We guide clients from the first medical assessment through to their residential stay in Switzerland, being at hand at all times with reassurance, professionalism and discretion. At the given treatment points, and aligned with the treatment goals, we may include loved ones and family members in treatment if the clients wish us to do so.

But there is no pressure whatsoever - in fact, our aim is to remove any such pressure from one’s life as those steps are taken to get better.

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The wider team will also be constantly planning the Continuous Care Programme for ongoing rehabilitation in the time following a residential stay at our luxurious treatment centre on the calming shores of Lake Zurich. This is a crucial part of the client's recovery and essential to achieving lasting change.

We support our clients where they themselves have failed in efforts to succeed with their life challenges. Our doctors treat the whole spectrum of psychological disorders in order to facilitate mental health.

The Kusnacht Practice is a process-orientated medical centre that highly values internal and external experts to be involved in supporting the individual growth for the best outcome for the clients, with the right amount of medical care provided through the different treatment stages. And, rest assured, we are always open to collaborate with other leading professionals and organisations if we feel prudent and all of whom will naturally represent the highest of standards.

We offer evidence-based psychotherapeutic experiences in the modalities of Cognitive Behavioural, Systemic and Analytical approaches.

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During CBT, individuals are encouraged to identify any patterns of thoughts, feelings and actions that reinforce negativity in their life. Depression and anxiety problems very commonly co-exist with substance misuse and, in such cases, a cognitive approach can be particularly valuable. This can also be effectively used to help treat eating disorders.

Such therapy recognises that negative thoughts and emotions can result in an individual becoming trapped in a destructive cycle. This situation can feel quite overwhelming, but CBT aims to conquer this by examining the various elements of a problem in manageable parts, in order to facilitate change and lead to greater wellbeing.

Other therapies like Somatic Experiencing and Mindfulness techniques are also applied when appropriate, alongside Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Prolonged Exposure approaches too.

These are all powerful tools which can be employed and combined to ensure a meaningful and sustainable recovery.

In collaboration with the other departments at our practice, such as BIO-R® and Medical Care, we can put together a well-balanced treatment plan, if necessary, which supports the client to fulfil the treatment goals.

Every client is unique and their recovery plan will reflect this - it will be truly personalised and assembled through a joined-up approach in consultation with the individual.

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At The Kusnacht Practice, we are constantly updating and learning, embracing innovation and introducing cutting edge technologies in our continuous quest to heal.

This work sits alongside our pre-eminent hospitality offering, where no detail is overlooked. Our brilliant hospitality teams make sure that the expectations of our clients are met - so that they can fully focus on their medical treatment.

Our team want to transform a client’s life, empower them and bring positivity, calmness, and wellbeing to their day-to-day existence. That is the magical outcome of a process-orientated team approach that applies evidence-based medicine.

It’s our knowledge and expertise that gives us a great sense of satisfaction and pride here at The Kusnacht Practice.

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