I am a counsellor offering integrative counselling & psychotherapy in English as well as in German depending on which language is most comfortable for you (Deutsch).
German born I lived and worked in the UK for almost twenty years. During that time I trained as a psychotherapist (and counsellor) at an established integrative training college (Minster Centre, London) and obtained the MA from Middlesex University.
Having lived in an international city I have always worked cross culturally. In London I saw clients from across the globe. It is my aim to be sensitive to people's ethnic and cultural origin, their religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Even if you are feeling already quite comfortable speaking German it may be helpful to see a counsellor who speaks English as well as German. Psychotherapy (as well as counselling) in my experience also works when English (or German) is your second language.
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Psychotherapy in English as well as in German
How does psychotherapy work?
A therapist (or a counsellor) is not a friend, a colleague or an acquaintance but someone who will support and guide you.
In a safe place it is possible to talk about experiences you have never been able to talk about before. A therapist (counsellor) will listen to your truth and helps to speak the unspeakable. She will help you to bear the unbearable.
Therapeutic sessions are private and confidential. My work is professionally supervised.
Psychotherapy in Hannover (Braunschweig)
Anger, anxiety, envy
Feelings such as anger, anxiety, envy and rage can be hard to bear. They are nevertheless part of being human. A counsellor or psychotherapist will help you to contain these feelings (anger, anxiety, envy) and to understand them.
Counselling as well as psychotherapy can help you to understand your anger and to use it effectively.
Anxiety helps us to avoid danger but it can get in the way of healthy functioning in the world. Counselling can be very effective in containing anxious feelings.
Envy can hinder us to build meaningful relationships in the here and now - and make us generally unhappy. Jealous feelings need to be understood and acknowledged.
In our world today we are often expected to function well at all times. But at times of bereavement it is quite normal not to feel well. A weekly counselling session can offer the space you need to explore all your difficult feelings of bereavement.
The death of a loved one is not the only event that can leave us feeling bereft: losing a job, moving house, ending a significant relationship are also situations of loss and bereavement. A counsellor will listen attentively and accompany you on your journey.
Depression is often a way of coping with overwhelming experiences. The body shuts down.
In the safety of a therapy session you can allow yourself to experience difficult feelings at your own pace (bit by bit).
Living and working in a foreign country can be an enriching as well as an incredibly difficult experience. It is not easy to build a life in a culture different to your own. Having gone through the experience myself I do understand some of the difficulties that can arise even though everybody's experience is unique. Immigration is even more difficult to deal with when we have not chosen to leave the country we have grown up in.
As human beings we are wired to live in relationships. We all need relationships to live and to thrive. During the first years of our lives we cannot survive without good caregiving relationships. More often than not we also get hurt in those early years and these early experiences can prevent us from building good relationships in the here and now. Psychoherapy is an opportunity to learn new ways of relating to other people.
Life can be very stressful at times. It takes time to adjust to a major change in life.
Counselling can help to contain feelings of anxiety and work through difficult experiences of (perceived) failure. Parenting or work pressures can be situations where it can be very helpful to talk to someone who is not part of the problem.
How to reach the psychotherapy practice in Hannover-Kleefeld
The nearest Strassenbahn stop (U-Bahn) is Kantplatz (line 4 and 5). The 127 bus from Misburg stops at Kantplatz as well as the 137. The nearest exit on the Messeschnellweg: Kleefeld. The Messeschnellweg makes Kleefeld accessible from Bemerode, Mittelfeld, Messe and the direction of Langenhagen. From Kantplatz it is a two minutes walk to the counselling practise in Hannover-Kleefeld.
Hannover is well connected to the major German cities in Northern Germany (Braunschweig & Hamburg). It is possible to travel to Hannover from Braunschweig as well as Hamburg. The train (WFB) between Braunschweig and Hannover takes 45 minutes and there are three trains within an hour. The A 2 connects Braunschweig and Hannover.
Free parking is available in the area.
It takes roughly 20 minutes from Hannover HBF to Hannover-Kleefeld. If you are searching for an English speaking psychotherapist or counsellor it may well be worth the journey.