As an integrative therapist, counsellor and coach, I advocate a resource and solution-based approach. In my understanding, every human being innately possesses all the necessary resources to reach their goal and to overcome their current problems.
However, some life situations may prevent us from accessing this resources or knowledge and this is where the support of a trained therapist, like myself, might be helpful.
I work holistically which means I seek to engange the whole person - body, mind and spirit.
I believe client autonomy and a good therapeutic relationship are important elements of the counselling process. Therefore, I ensure a collaborative approach which is constantly tailored to your individual needs and current goals.
I integrate different evidence-based therapeutic approaches.
Key elements of my work are rooted in Cognitive behavioural-Therapies, for example methods to alter or broaden behaviour, psycho-physiological as well as cognitive interventions, bilateral stimulation, role playing, confrontation and assertiveness or social skills training.
Furthermore, I integrate various systemic approaches, such as
imagination and hypnotherapy according to Milton H. Erickson or Internal Family
These methods primarily serve to activate and increase the client's resources, foster the unburdening of inner parts, and implement tools which will enable the client to access their resources autonomously. They also aim at the clarifycation of roles and objectives so that potentially unhelpful internal or external systems and structures may be understood better.
I counsel in English and German.
I was born in 1970. After completing a degree in business administration in 1995, I worked in different positions in controlling and auditing within the utilities and engineering sector. These provided me with experience in working with international teams and in mangement. In 2009, I left my position in senior managemnet of a large DAX-listed company in order to become self-employed as business consultant and coach.
Self-employment also enabled me to begin training in integrative therapy in England in 2010. In my clinical work, I gained experience working with clients suffering from trauma, abuse and neglect; anxiety and phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, bipolar disorder and depression.
Until 2016, I also volunteered
counselling at an international church.
Mental Health Practicioner according to
the German Alternative Practitioners Act (Heilpraktikergesetz)
BA (Hons) Counselling (1st Class), University of Roehampton, United Kingdom, in Integrative Therapy,
Certified in Trauma Counselling and Trauma Education (DeGPT - German-Speaking Society for
Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis,
Milton H. Erickson-Society, branches Krefeld and Hamburg
Internal Family System Therapy (IFS) - Level One,
Trainers: Richard C. Schwartz PhD. and Paul Ginter,
London School of Theology, London, United Kingdom
TRIMB – Trauma Recapitulation through Imagination, Motion and Breath, Trainer Ellen
German-Speaking Society for Psychotraumatology
ACC Deutschland - Accredited Counsellor
German Association of Christian Counsellors
German professional standards authority. To facilitate provision by Christians of quality counselling and pastoral care.
IFS Europe e.V. (www.ifs-europe.net)
Society whose purpose is to disseminate and pro-mote the Internal Family System-Therapy (IFS) according to Richard C. Schwartz, PhD, a type of systemic psychotherapy, across Europe.
The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies