I offer psychotherapy and counselling to adults as well as children and adolescents in the following areas of expertise:
- life crisis (disease, grief, divorce, job loss and other big changes in life)
- problems in relationship, children, working environment
- maladaptive problems (in new situations, in expatlife)
- depressive mood
- burnout prevention
- self-esteem issues
If you can’t meet in person, you might want to take a look at my eTherapy offer.
My therapy approach is primarily the Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I like to complement this talk therapy approach with other methods that are briefly explained below.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
I offer Solution Focused Brief Therapy to my clients. This therapy form aims at clients to change their focus from the problem to the solution. Clients’ individual resources will be discovered and with these already existing depots the client is encouraged to find their own solution in their own life. The therapist accompanies the client in this process to change the life focus on a permanent basis. Solution focused therapy is a short therapy, which usually lasts 5 to 20 therapy sessions.
CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Depending on the clients needs I combine CBT and the Solution Focused approach in order to discover the negative and/or irrational thinking patterns of the client, analysing them together with the client and coach the client to change the inappropriate thoughts and finally change their behavior. I use “thought diaries” as homework to discover, analyse and change the thinking patterns of the client.
Person Centered Therapy (PCT) / Client Centered Therapy (Carl Rogers)
PCT is a form of talk therapy developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 1950s. The goal of PCT is to provide clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self where they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected.
The death of a loved one… a divorce… moving to a place far away from home… any serious incident that leaves a hole in your life and may render you unable to deal with it on your own. Grieving is a natural reaction to such incidents but can become so severe that it disables your normal coping processes. Thereby relief cannot be achieved. Seeking support in these difficult times can be crucial to restore your emotional processing ability and arrive at a state of resolution by allowing the process of grieving to happen.
Guided Affective Imagery (GAI) / Katathym Imaginative Psychotherapy (KIP)
GAI is a therapeutic technique in which a therapist uses descriptive language intended to psychologically benefit mental imagery, often involving several or all senses, in the mind of the listener. For successful imagination the client is first guided to be relaxed. In this method, the imagination plays an important role together with discussions with the client. It was developed by German psychiatrist Hanscarl Leuner. Guided Imagery is a technique used by alternative medicine practitioners as well as by some physicians and psychologists for aiding clients and patients to use mental imagery to help solving problems or reducing stress.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a psychotherapy method for clients who suffer from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress, pain, even tinnitus and many other emotional problems. EMDR is a therapy method, which can bring fast and long-lasting help for many different kinds of Problems. This method has been developed by the American psychologist and educator Francine Shapiro.
A relaxation technique is any method, process, procedure or activity that helps a person to relax in order to attain a state of increased calmness or otherwise reduce levels of pain, anxiety, stress or anger. Relaxation techniques are often employed as one element of a wider stress management program and can decrease muscle tension, lower the blood pressure and slow heart and breath rates, among other health benefits.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique for learning to monitor and control the state of muscular tension. It was developed by American physician Edmund Jacobson in the early 1920s. This technique involves learning to monitor tension in each specific muscle group in the body by deliberately inducing tension in each group. This tension is then released, with attention paid to the contrast between tension and relaxation.
- individual psychotherapy/counselling session – 50 min – 120 €
- discount price for full-time students – 50 min – 70€ (on presentation of a valid student card in the first session)