English Language Counsellor in Hannover (near Braunschweig)
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 psychotherapeutic 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.
Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hannover-Kleefeld
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. In my work I draw on analytic as well as humanistic approaches. I am using attachment theory as well as psychodynamic and relational theory. Most importantly I will aim to be attuned to your process.
In my work I draw on attachment as well as pychodynamic and relational theory. Psychodynamic work seeks to understand the past in order to achieve more freedom in the present: it works with what is communicated unconsciously.
I also work relationally to raise awareness of the here-and-now relationship between client and therapist.
It is my aim to be sensitive to people's ethnic and cultural origin, their religious beliefs and sexual orientation. I understand that living in a culture different to your own can raise difficult questions.
Psychotherapy in English as well as in German
Immigration is a particularly difficult experience when you did not choose to leave your home country. You may have gone through difficult experiences. It can help to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
More about me...
I am a counsellor offering psychotherapy (& counselling) in English as well as in German depending on which language is most comfortable for you (Deutsch).
It is a struggle to learn a new language as an adult. If English has helped you on your journey you may find it easier to talk to someone who speaks English as well. Psychotherapy (as well as counselling) in my experience also works when English (or German) is your second language.
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 when English is your first language. The success of therapy depends one the quality of the relationship we are going to build. This is facilitated through language.
Psychotherapist & Counsellor in Hannover (Braunschweig)
A psychotherapist (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 psychotherapist (counsellor) will listen to your truth and helps to speak the unspeakable. She will help you to bear the unbearable.
Psychotherapeutic sessions are private and confidential. My psychotherapeutic work is professionally supervised by a trained psychotherapist.
Fees & Low Cost Counselling Service
A regular therapy (counselling) session lasts 50 minutes and costs 80€. Sessions for couple last 60 minutes and cost 100€. It is sometimes helpful to have longer sessions on the outset of therapy. I am charging 100€ for a sixty minutes session.
Having trained in the U.K. I have obtained the license of a 'Heilpraktiker beschränkt auf das Gebiet der Psychotherapie'. It is a qualification, which allows practising in Germany. Only private health insurance covers the cost of therapy offered by a 'Heilpraktiker'. This is assessed on a case by case basis.
As an English language counsellor I am offering a few lost cost places for people who need therapy in English and cannot afford to pay for their own therapy. As a student or someone who receives state support you may qualify.
English Language Counselling for International Students
Being a student is a great opportunity. As any new experience is may also be a difficult experience, 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 raise its own challenges. How do I deal with uncertainties of doing research? Is it all worth it? Counselling may will help you to deal with depression.
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
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.
English Language Counselling & Psychotherapy (Anger, Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement)
Counselling focuses on a single issue such as a bereavement. Counselling works within the framework of an agreed number of sessions.
Psychotherapy is less structured than psychotherapy and offers the opportunity to work at a deeper level. It is open ended. I understand it may be very difficult for some people to pay the fee on a regular basis. It is possible to reduce the fees for open ended therapy once a commitment has been made.