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.
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 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.
Psychotherapeutic sessions are private and confidential. My psychotherapeutic work is professionally supervised by a trained psychotherapist/ supervisor.
Anger, Anxiety, Depression
Counselling can help to deal with many difficult feelings.
Anger, for example, 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 is going on for you when there is no apparent reason for a panic attack? Was there a traumatic event that caused your anxiety?
Depression is often a way of coping with overwhelming experiences. The body shuts down and does not allow itself to experience difficult feelings of anger or anxiety. In the safety of a therapy session you can allow yourself to process difficult experiences.
Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling in Hannover
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. Most importantly I will aim to be attuned to your process. I work relationally to raise awareness of the here-and-now relationship between client and therapist.
Counselling describes time-limited intervention. Open ended psychotherapy makes it possible to work at greater depth.
English Language Counselling & Psychotherapy (English as Second Language)
The success of psychotherapeutic 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 someone who speaks English as well even if you 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.
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 because in Germany psychotherapy is offered more often than not through a psychologist or psychiatrist with some additional training in psychotherapy.
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).
How to reach the Psychotherapy Practice in Hannover
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.
My practise can 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.