Liesbeth Verhelst


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


I am of Belgian nationality and mother of two children. My career as a psychologist started in 2003, in a multidisciplinary team in Belgium, together with other psychologists, speech and language therapists and an occupational therapist.

I moved with my family to Switzerland in 2008. Shortly afterwards, I started working at the International School of Lausanne, supporting children with learning needs, while at the same time doing psychological assessments on a private basis.

In 2016, I accepted a part-time position as school psychologist at the International School of Geneva. I held this position for two years. It allowed me to expand my independent practice and to start a Master of Advanced Studies in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

In 2018, I started working as a psychotherapist at the cabinet of Dr méd. Belkaaloul Dorra, Psychiatry and psychotherapy for children and adolescents. This is the position that I currently hold and that I combine with my private practice.

My mother tongue is Dutch, but I speak English and French fluently.

The Swiss government has recognized my credentials and I can operate as a Psychologist FSP (Fédération Suisse des Psychologues).


Master of Advanced Studies in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
UNIL Lausanne, Switzerland
2017 (ongoing)

Postgraduate in psychological assessments
Lessius Hogeschool Antwerp, Belgium
2002 – 2004

Master in Clinical Psychology
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
1995 – 2000


Recent Workshops

L'enfant anxieux
UNIL Lausanne, Switzerland

Bilan Psychologique- Les Enjeux de la restitution
FARP, Lausanne, Switzerland

Psychodiagnostic de l'enfant et de l'adolescent (Rorschach/TAT-CAT/Wisc-IV), Module I et 2
FARP, Lausanne, Switzerland

Trouble du Spectre de l’Autisme (TSA) : quelles interventions pour les psychologues aujourd’hui ? 
FARP, Lausanne, Switzerland

Processus d'apprentissage : point de vue psychanalytique
FARP, Lausanne, Switzerland

Internationalen psychodramakongress für die Arbeit mit Kindern, Jugendlichen un Familien teilgenommen
PDH, Basel, Switzerland

Special needs learning in the International School
TTC, London, United Kingdom

Several workshops organized by ASK Geneva such as Supporting Children with Working Memory Problems in the Classroom, Signs of Dyscalculia & Math for Catch up, Dyslexia - realizing potential, effective learning & the learner
ASK, Geneva, Switzerland