What is recovery support?
Recovery support (peer support) is based on the idea that people who have experienced mental health crises can use their personal experiences to understand and competently support others in similar situations.
Recovery support is based on the concept of recovery. Its message is that recovery is always possible, even in the case of a serious mental disorder.
Recovery in this context does not necessarily mean the absence of all symptoms, but finding ways to live well, even if some symptoms may still be present.
The task of a recovery counsellor
Recovery counsellors (peers) support people in mental health crises to become aware of their abilities and interests and to actively stand up for their rights and needs.
The recovery counsellor can help people in a mental health crisis by
- encourage them
- give them hope and/or simply be there for them
- offer an exchange of experiences at eye level
- let people know that they are not alone in their experience
- serve as a role model with their own recovery story
I am a social worker and recovery counsellor in training. I am an expert through lived experience, i.e. I have experienced psychotic episodes for many years, lived through them myself and successfully worked on my own recovery.
Through my many years of experience as a social worker, I am well acquainted with the Luxembourg social health system and have sufficient resources to inform people in psycho-social distress about support services available, to orient them to the right places and to accompany and support them on their path towards recovery.
Currently, my services are mainly aimed at people affected by psychosis and their relatives but also at professionals from the social and medical field.
I am Luxembourgish and I speak Luxembourgish, German, French and English.
- consistent guidance geared towards the wishes of the person affected
- joint development of measures to support independance and self-determination
- network discussions and cooperation with professionals in the sense of holistic support
- ‘trialogue’, i.e. bringing together the viewpoints of affected persons, relatives and professional helpers
- counselling and further training as well as case discussions with professionals
Who can contact me?
- People affected by psychosis and their relatives
- Professionals from the social or medical field
Appointments and costs
Appointments by arrangement.
Counselling sessions for affected persons and/or relatives take place in my practice and last +/- 60 min.
Thanks to the patronage of the AFPL asbl (Association des Familles ayant un proche atteint de Psychose au Luxembourg) and its financial support reinforced by a donation from the Lions Club Fort Vauban Luxembourg, counselling sessions are currently offered free of charge to affected persons and their relatives.
Training as well as counselling for professional teams and case discussions are available on request on their premises. Price on request.
Address of the practice
31, rue de Mondercange
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg