Dr Catherine Duffour, psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Epalinges and Lausanne

Practice shared with Dza-Lan Chautems (psychologist and psychotherapist) and Bernard Jouvel (coach)

Dr Catherine Duffour, psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Epalinges and Lausanne

Practice shared with Dza-Lan Chautems (psychologist and psychotherapist) and Bernard Jouvel (coach)

Psychiatry and psychotherapy consultations for everyone

We welcome adults and adolescents as well as couples and families

Mental illness diagnosis and treatment in Epalinges and Lausanne

Supporting patients during a difficult time

How does a therapist work?


Set up a therapeutic space where the patient feels good

Psychologue - Psy - Dr C. Duffour - Epalinges - Lausanne The psychiatrist may act alone or with another therapist . His patients come alone, or as a couple or family. The patient may be lying on a couch without seeing the therapist or sitting in front of him.

The therapist will create a space, the so-called  therapeutic space, in which the patient will revisit himself, observe himself, create a new relationship, or envisage himself differently or find the confirmation he expected. In this therapeutic space, the therapist may suggest hypotheses, and encourage or even stimulate the creativity of the patient.