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In a first session the focus is on exploring your issues and how a mutual work process can be proceeded. The extend of content and duration is adjusted to your individual needs. Number and frequency of counselling sessions as well as fee arrangements will be discussed personally. Sometimes one single or only a few sessions are sufficient to initiate new impulses.
Additional to personal meetings in my practice I also offer home visits and counselling by phone or Skype.
Appointments are also available on weekends, if required.
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Psychotherapy & Counselling
Integrative Approach: across the range of methods and needs-oriented
The state of the art of an integrative approach combines different techniques and methods to an extensive therapy procedure. It is primarily focussed on the client ́s requests and needs. According to the client ́s problem, disorder or goal, different methods and techniques may be appropriate. Aspects related to depth psychology, systemic therapy and hypnotherapy as well as mindfulness based and body oriented elements will be integrated.
Collaboration at eye height: therapeutic mindset of transparence, appreciation and respect
The principal concern in therapy and counselling are the client´s or the client system´s goals. The therapist´s attitude is respectful, appreciative and empathic. An open and transparent communication is considerd to be important. The therapist is oriented on the ideals of multipartiality and construct-neutrality.
Resource- and Solution-oriented
In therapy and counselling the approach is mainly resource oriented, i.e. the focus is on the client ́s personal strengths instead of pathological deficiencies. The therapeutic attitude is primarily future- and solution focussed. It is about looking for and running through solution ideas, alternatives for acting and development of change. Human beings are not just seen as individuals, but as members of social systems like families, partnerships, teams, institutions, societies or nationalities.
Diagnosis and therapy of mental disorders and problems are based on the relations and interdependencies in interpersonal systems. Human patterns of experience and behaviour are always related to other human beings. Only in the context of environment an individual is profoundly understandable.
Therefore, in the therapeutic process we have to establish an understanding for the other’s attitude and for certain patterns in communication and the formation of relationships.
Elements of depth psychology
Sometimes it is important to evaluate the unconscious psychodynamic that underlies the current conflict. Formerly acquiered experience patterns can become momentous in the present and may influence expectations about the future. In the therapeutic process the “triangle of insight” between past, present and the therapy situation remains in the present relation, in relation to „Here and Now“.
Body- and mindfulness-based Elements
Additionally, therapy or counselling may contain supporting and stabilising or training aspects. Alongside the learning of different body relaxation methods, concentrative exercises, imaginative exercises as used in trauma therapy and meditation practice based on Yoga or Zen may be helpful. In the practice of mindfulness the focus is on internal processes, always with a non-judgemental attitude. This helps reduce stress and enhance health and wellbeing.
Through small steps, problem-maintaining and self-judging mindsets and also negative thought patterns can be dissolved. By doing so, it will be essential that even a small change can evoke big changes.
Specific Stress Reduction and Burn-out Prevention: De-Stress
A combined set of treatments, with which alongside the learning of different body oriented relaxation methods (e.g. Autogenic Training, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, breathing exercises), concentrative exercises, imaginative exercises as used in trauma therapy and meditation practice based on Yoga or Zen will be imparted.
Practice of Mindfulness
Through an open and accepting perception and the direct experience of the presence we regain deep comprehension of ourselves. Mindfulness helps recognizing the functional ways of mind and thus our habitual ways to react. So mindfulness leads to a more extensive perspective which opens new, meaningful and often creative possibilities to act.
Using Inner Images
The experience, that only through our imagination we can create pleasing or displeasing feelings, is utilized in the therapeutic work with inner images. Brain research has shown that imagination activates the same cerebral region as the according act or situation itself. Images are forming attitudes and actions and can lead to the required changes.
Different exercises of (deep) relaxation enhance the inner balance and mental equilibrium. They stimulate the perception of internal processes and help being aware of emotions and body signals. They promote concentration and productivity, strengthen self-esteem and help to reach a state of calmness and satisfaction. Through these means they encourage physical and mental stabilization and activate self-healing forces. They provoke an increase in the level of physical and mental energy in an individual, and boost one’s resistance power as well as defensive forces against harmful influences.