2005 – University
After studying Clinical Psychology for several years and later on Theoretical Psychology (Research), I obtained my Master’s degree in psychology at the University of Leuven, Belgium (including a one-year internship). A year later I get my European Diploma of Advanced Studies in Psychology and also the Certificate of Specialisation in Psychology (including a one-year internship).
2006 – Leuven, Belgium
A first private practice often starts at the psychologists home and sometimes even in the living-room. For me it was no different. Fortunately I already had a job for some time now. At the university I had several mandates:
2008 – Prague
Shortly after I obtain my PPL (A) private flight permit, I decide it’s time for me to move (moving for real- with stuff in boxes). Looking for new horizons, I load all my possessions in the booth of my car and I move to Prague … Once arrived I start as a Project Manager for NewLink – The Internet Experts. After having gone through the processes of language learning, translations and recognition, I receive my authorization as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, valid to this day. So I start a new cabinet.
2009 – Airline Pilot licence
I’m starting to want more. A challenge at hand was to begin the ATPL (A) airline pilot course. So, I sign up at the Flying Academy. Living in Prague, this means I drive every weekend to Brno for two days of classes before starting the work week again.
2011 – Happy encounter
Despite, or rather thanks to all my activities, at the start of 2010 I meet my soon-to-be Swiss wife. With a distance of 850km separating us and a crazy series of road trips back and forth over the weekend, we decide it’s better that I move to Switzerland.
2013 – Private practice in Switzerland
With a colleague, I start dreaming again of re-opening my psychology practice. Finally towards the end of 2014 the new cabinet takes shape at Place Coquillon, Neuchâtel. There, I aim to continue the path of helping and counseling everyone affected by attention problems. I am recognized as a psychologist by the ASPEA and the FSP.
2016 – Proud to become a dad
There she is! Eager to be with us, she couldn’t wait long enough. That meant she got to stay quite some time at the hospital, but she made it quite clear from the start: no child is born with a manual. Looking forward to get to know her…
2017 – Director
Having collaborated during some years with the initial Attention Center, I take up the reigns of the Attention Center and start reforming it. As always the goal remains to help as best as possible, but as many provide diagnostics, not many offer solutions other than medication and/or psychotherapy. The Swiss Attention Center is offering a combination of services: diagnostics to start off, but followed by an approach that combines a follow-up focused on techniques with medication and memory training. I hope to streamline this approach.
2019 – Proud to become a dad… again
This one took her time! I understand… Better to take a step back before jumping. We’re all excited to getting to know her.
2020 – Pilot Assessments
(since 2019, but my girl deserves to have the year for herself)
It’s time to catch up with my “old love” aviation: On demand we perform Pilot Assessments. Although this is not directly attention-related, these kind of assessments need not only psychological skills, but a solid understanding of what it means to be a pilot. They are an obligatory part of pilot recruitment. The purpose of these assessments is to evaluate the pilots’ skills in terms of his/her personality and emotions, but most of all his/her personal ressources and openness to discuss and change. It all hinges on the willingness to integrate regular evaluations of ones personal, private situation as a routine part of what it means to be a professional pilot. So that’s where the focus lies.