Below is INFORMATION ON MY AVAILABILITIES
they are updated very regularly, so feel free to revisit this page!
Last update: July 1st, 2022
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IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, please contact the psychiatric emergency service of the University Hospitals of Geneva (phone 022/372.38.62).
“LAST MINUTE” INFORMATION:
Please note that the office will be closed for the summer holidays in the second half of July and again in August 2022. As soon as possible, I will indicate the exact dates of my absence.
At present, I have quite regular availability for the assessment of new situations (about 1-3 places/week), but I currently have a short waiting list. If you are interested, please leave your contact details (name and phone number) clearly on my answering machine (Phone: +41 (0)22 860.95.90) or by e-mail (indicating your phone number) under “Contact“!
In addition to the sexual problems to which I dedicate my practice, I am also available to people who are interested in learning how to manage their stress, anxiety or anguish through mind-body techniques which I use to help in situations of sexual performance anxiety, impulsivity or compulsivity, but which can be very effective and useful more widely.
It is possible to speak to me directly every day between 12:00 and 12:20 pm (please leave your name and phone number, if I don’t answer because I’m already online and anavailable!).
If necessary, I can also simply answer a question to which my website would not answer, but of course, I can not solve your sexual problems by a simple phone call… Do not hesitate to leave me a brief message on my answering machine (+41(0)22/860.95.90)!
Please take into account that I cannot answer (rapidely) to Emails (that I am usualy able to read once a week!), neither to fix appointment by this means.
In the event that you fear that you may have been contaminated and potentially suffer from COVID-19, please contact me by phone so that we can see together how best to answer to your need.
CONCERNING THE CORONAVIRUS
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Please note that the office is sometimes closed on Friday afternoons.
INFORMATION CONCERNING “EVALUATION APPLICATIONS FOR NEW PATIENTS”:
REGARDING MY AVAILABILITY, PLEASE REFER TO THE INFORMATION ABOVE IN THE “LAST MINUTE” SECTION.
For your information, I schedule appointments for evaluation (new situations) from week to week. Usually, with few exceptions, I manage to evaluate 1 to 3 new situations each week. However, there are more difficult periods from this point of view, such as sometimes those directly preceding or following school holidays.
I also sometimes have last-minute cancellations (so unpredictable) allowing me to clear the time necessary for an evaluation, and I indicate it if necessary in the part entitled “LAST MINUTES” above.
Please note that I am not, as a rule, not able to set an assessment appointment (for new situations) other than by a direct phone with you, I can not especially do it by email.
The evaluation session (first session) lasts, if possible, 2 hours, so as to more effectively perform an overall first round of your clinical situation, rather than cutting the assessment into 2 or 3 shorter sessions.
It is not possible for me to consult by email or phone, because in general, only an accurate assessment of the problem, as well as your sexual functioning, can help to decide an issue! I am also in the rule not able to respond, for lack of time, e-mails asking to set a first appointment assessment, or to remind, except in case of mention above. Thank you for your understanding!
I do individual or couple assessments, depending on what you think is preferable. However, during a couple consultation, depending on what you tell me about your respective problems, we will probably agree to the individual assessment of your respective sexual situations, before engaging in a therapeutic process whatever he is. These individual assessments are done in the strictest possible respect of the medical confidentiality due to each of you.
INFORMATION FOR REGULAR PATIENTS, AND “PAST PATIENTS”:
Regular or past patients can let a short message (with phone number) on my call-box (+41(0)22/860.95.90), and I will call back as soon as possible. To make an appointment, even if there is a waiting list, do not hesitate to call, as you have priority in making appointments over new situations.
ELSEWHERE IN SWITZERLAND:
Region of Neuchâtel:
Mrs Brigitte Douxchamps, Cortaillod Phone: +41 79 306 69 49
The Zentrum für interdiziplinäre sexologie und medizin (ZiSMed) is a center for evaluation and treatment in Sexocorporel.