English Language Counselling & Psychotherapy in Hannover-Kleefeld
I am a counsellor offering psychotherapy (& 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 seen clients from across the globe.
Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hannover-Kleefeld
I am an integrative psychotherapist. 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. Broadly speaking I am drawing on the psychoanalytic traditions as well as incorporating humanistic interventions.
I am using attachment theory as well as psychodynamic and relational theory. Most importantly I will aim to be attuned to your process.
I also work relationally to raise awareness of the here-and-now relationship between client and therapist.
Psychotherapy in Hannover (near 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.
English Language Counselling & Psychotherapy (English as Second Language)
You may be looking for an English language counsellor because you are new to Germany and are finding it hard to learn a new language.
It is a struggle to learn a new language as an adult.
Not knowing a language may lead to difficult feelings of displacement or low self esteem.
If your English is better than your German 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 also (but not solely) facilitated through language.
In Germany psychotherapy is offered more often than not through a psychologist or psychiatrist. Having trained in the U.K. I am holding an MA in psychotherapy (not psychology). This qualification does not sit easily within the German health system.
There is a third route for psychotherapists to work in Germany through the so called 'Heilpraktiker'.
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. Nevertheless as a - 'Heilpraktiker beschränkt auf das Gebiet der Psychotherapie'- I am not licensed to work with German health insurances, except private insurance (on a case by case basis).
Anger, Anxiety, Depression
Counselling can help to deal with many difficult feelings. Anger can sometimes feel unbearable. It is worthwhile to look why you may be feeling so angry most of the time. Anxiety can make life very difficult. Nevertheless as human being we need to feel anxious in dangerous situations to survive. But what happens when there is no apparent reason for i.e.a panic attack? Was there a traumatic event that caused your anxiety?
Depression often covers feelings of anger and sadness. It is 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).
How to reach the Psychotherapy Practice in Hannover-Kleefeld
The counselling/ psychotherapy 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.
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. t 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.