Psychology & Psychotherapy

The Treatment

The psychologists at Medifit Reha rehabilitation centre work with various methods, mainly cognitive behavioural therapy, however, if necessary, there are other methodologies added in the treatment.

Within the treatment it is possible to shape the intensity of the therapy, from a more coaching approach to a therapeutic treatment.


EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is an effectively proven treatment method for processing unpleasant experiences.

EMDR was developed in 1989 by Francine Shapiro to process traumatic events. Certain events can deeply affect people’s lives. A large part of those affected can process these experiences on their own. In others, psychological symptoms develop.

The EMDR treatment will gradually cause the memory / trauma to lose its power and emotional charge. It therefore becomes easier and easier to think back to the original event. In many cases, the memory images themselves also change. The treatment helps to give the shocking experience a place in the person’s life history.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy is a combination of both behavioural therapy and conversation therapy. One of the founders of this therapy, the American psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck, developed a theory and a treatment method in which the client’s cognitions were central: his thoughts, fantasies, memories, and his views on events.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most widely used forms of treatment in the Netherlands. It is a short-term, structured form of therapy that focuses on the present and the future. The client’s story is important, and you learn to interpret negative thoughts differently, you get a more objective view of your own feelings and perceptions. As a result, negative feelings can disappear, and behaviour will change.

It is a practical approach with training in the treatment room, in real life and through homework.

If you suffer from…

  • Reminders of the shocking event that keeps recurring, including
    Imagery, frightening images (re-experiencing, flashbacks) and nightmares.
  • Complaints that have arisen as a direct consequence of a horrible experience, whereby thinking about it still evokes an emotional reaction
  • Recurring compulsions or thoughts
  • Addictions, eating disorders, phobias, anxiety disorders or panic disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • A negative self-image, dependency and/or insecurity
  • Depression, mood problems, gloominess
  • Tension issues, burn-out, overstrain, stress
  • Relationship and work problems
  • Sleeping problems
  • ADD or other attention related problems
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Many preceded you:

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Henny Vissers - Witte, the Netherlands

For all fellow sufferers, no matter how sad the circumstances are, when you visit the rehabilitation clinic in Moraira, you can learn a lot with the cooperation of this fantastic team of therapists, both physically and mentally!
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Mildred May, The Hague

I was made to feel very comfortable by the lovely caring therapists. I also stayed in a nice apartment where I got some rest. These 6 weeks have made me a lot stronger and more confident.
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Jos Jansen, the Netherlands

I trained hard with the therapists for 8 weeks. As a result, I now have much more stamina. I also feel much better. The healthy air on the Costa Blanca has also helped.
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Klaas Jan Hindriks - Foreign Correspondent NOS, the Netherlands

Your organization and treatment center is not only distinguished by its medical knowledge, but above all by the dedication and inspiring support of the extremely experienced employees.

Chiel (Michael) & Aty Visser-Dekker, The Netherlands

Michael arrived in Moraira in a wheelchair and left with only a cane as a (temporary) support when walking. Far better than we had ever hoped for!
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Debbie, the Netherlands

You can literally leave the daily worries at home and focus completely on your recovery, both mentally and physically. A great concept and great lovely people! I have a goal again and see the future a bit, it was zero for this adventure!

Chiel (Michael) & Aty Visser-Dekker, The Netherlands

Michael arrived in Moraira in a wheelchair and left with only a cane as a (temporary) support when walking. Far better than we had ever hoped for! Far better than we had ever hoped for!

Nanda, the Netherlands

Really, what a fantastic rehabilitation center! Just got back 2.5 weeks after hip surgery. What a professional and lovely beautiful people! Highly recommended for anyone who gets "no" aftercare here, I recommend: go to Spain and Medifit ... health insurers reimburse this. Fantastic team!!
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Esther, the Netherlands

From the first moment that my wife Esther came to Spain to the last moment she was taken care of. Esther's recovery has been worked on both physically and spiritually and with success! We have never regretted it and will recommend it to anyone!
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