General Basic GGZ

People with psychological problems receive appropriate mental health care (GGZ) in the Netherlands. Depending on the nature and severity of your complaints, you will be referred to Basic GGZ or Specialist GGZ. Basic mental health care is mental health care for patients with mild to moderate problems. This can include both treatment for loved ones and support for people whose addiction has not yet dominated your life. Consider, for example, quarrels about your use or the use of a loved one. Is your use starting to take on more serious forms? Do you feel depressed about your home situation? You can also contact us for several problems. Basic mental health care is also referred to as primary care.

What does the treatment look like?

Based on an intake, we determine together the duration and nature of the treatment. In this case, you often benefit most from short-term help. During the first conversation we talk diagnostic research together we map out the problems and draw up a treatment plan and specific goals. Then we get to work.

  • Conversations with a practitioner
  • Participation in a treatment group
  • Following e-health treatment modules (at home via the computer)
  • Or a combination of the above methods

The KOP model

Within Basic Mental Health Care we treat various types of patient complaints and problems based on the KOP model. KOP is an abbreviation and stands for Complaints = Circumstances x Personal style. The KOP model is a working model that gives you a structured insight into the cause of the complaints. The model not only clarifies the problem, it also helps to formulate concrete goals and interventions. The goals and interventions can focus on complaints (K), circumstances (O) and personal style (P). In daily practice, the KOP model consists of five steps, namely:

  1. Creating an overview with the KOP scheme
  2. Discussing coherence: descriptive diagnosis (K= O + P)
  3. Formulating goals and approach
  4. Implementing the action plan
  5. Relapse Prevention

Our treatment is based on cognitive behavioral therapy† If necessary, this is supplemented with EMDR and mindfulness.

Is Basic Mental Health Care reimbursed by my insurer?

Your treatment falls under the basic insurance. This means that the treatment will be reimbursed by your health insurer if you have a referral from your doctor. You do pay a deductible.

With contracted insurers, the treatment is generally fully reimbursed, with non-contracted insurers in some cases an appointment must be made about this. View here whether we have a contract with your insurer.

Can I involve my loved ones in the treatment?

As a result of the problems identified with you and the treatment thereof, it may be useful to you loved ones involved in the treatment. You can discuss this with your practitioner. We then invite you and your loved one (s) for a joint conversation. The people who are close to you can often offer additional insights into your problems. They also often play an important role in your recovery.

What if I still need more care?

In some cases it appears that further treatment is required. That is why, in addition to Generalist Basic GGZ, we also offer Specialist GGZ. Do you want to know more about appropriate mental health care? On this page from the National Government you can read more general information about the different types of mental health care.