Uta Blohm Psychotherapy English Language Counsellor in Hannover

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English Language Counsellor (MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling)

I am a counsellor based in Kleefeld offering counselling in English as well as in German depending on which language is most comfortable for you. German born I lived and worked in the UK for almost twenty years. In the UK I have completed a training in psychotherapy and have seen clients from across the globe.


Working in Germany - Counsellor in Kleefeld

I have been working in private practice in Hannover-Kleefeld since 2015. In 2015 I had acquired a license as 'Heilpraktikerin beschränkt auf das Gebiet der Psychotherapie' (Gesundheitsamt, Hannover). The 'Heilpraktiker', a qualification that allows opening a private practice in Germany, is regulated within the German health system. It allows to offer psychotherapeutic services but does not lisence the practitioner to work with German (state) health insurance. Private health insurance sometimes reimburses services by a 'Heikpraktiker'.
I acquired an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University (u.K.). Integrative psychotherapy (as well as counselling) combines theoretical ideas and practical interventions from different therapeutic models in order to meet the needs of individual clients.


English Language Counsellor in Kleefeld (English as a Second Language)

The success of treatment depends to a large extend on the quality of the relationship we are going to build. This is partly (but not solely) facilitated through language. If your English is better than your German you may find it easier to talk to a counsellor who speaks English as well, even if you are already feeling quite comfortable speaking German.
If you are new to Germany you may find it quite hard to learn the language. Not knowing a language may lead to difficult feelings of displacement or low self esteem. These can also be discussed during the counselling sessions.
Psychotherapy (as well as counselling) in my experience also works when English (or German) is your second language.


Covid-19

Having closed the practise for a couple of weeks I am now offering in person sessions. We will be wearing face masks and sit 2 - 2.5 metres apart. Disinfect is provided at the door. There is a ten minutes gap between client sessions, which makes it highly unlikely that you will meet other clients.
Personally I think therapy works best when meeting in the same space. This new disease has a cruel effect on human lives that it makes meeting between people difficult. Therefore I am also offering on-line therapy. However I would recommend occasional sessions within my practice but if that is too risky for you, (i.e. because you belong to a group of people who face a higher risk from an infection) we can look at on-line therapy.


Psychotherapy in Hannover-Kleefeld

The practice is conveniently located in Hannover-Kleefeld (near Pferdeturm) within easy reach from Marienstrasse, Kirchrode, Heideviertel, Misburg, the City Centre as well as Zooviertel, Bult and Südstadt Local Map. 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. 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 (i.e. Braunschweig). If you are looking for psychotherapeutic help with an English speaking practitioner it may well be worth the journey. My practise can be reached from Magdeburg, Oldenburg and other cities/ villages in Northern Germany. For example, the train (WFB) between Braunschweig and Hannover takes 45 minutes and there are three trains within an hour. It takes roughly 20 minutes from Hannover HBF to Hannover-Kleefeld.
The A 2 connects Braunschweig and Hannover. The nearest exit on the Messeschnellweg: Kleefeld. The Messeschnellweg makes Kleefeld accessible from Bemerode, Mittelfeld, Messe and the direction of Langenhagen.

Free parking is available in the area.


Student Counselling in Hannover-Kleefeld (near MHH)

Being a student is a great opportunity. However this new experience may also be difficult, in particular when you are in a foreign country. There may be questions you want to explore. Am I studying what I want or am I doing what my parents want me to do? How do I make friends at university? How do I cope with cultural differences?
Working at post graduate level may bring its own challenges. How do I deal with uncertainties of doing research? Is it all worth it? These questions can be explored during in the counselling sessions. As a student you may qualify for low cost therapy. Money is tight for many students.


Psychotherapy & Counselling (Hannover-Kleefeld)

Very often the very issues, which bring us to therapy makes it difficult to start.
Counselling will help you to be more fully alive. During the process difficult and painful feelings may be brought to the fore whilst offering insight and ultimately relief of your pain. A counsellor (or a psychotherapist) 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 may have never been able to talk about before. A psychotherapist (counsellor) will listen to your truth and help to speak the unspeakable. She will help you to bear the unbearable.


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