Psychotherapy (Counselling) Hannover Kleefeld
Many issues may bring you to therapy. Sometimes one can feel depressed or even empty. You may feel overwhelmed with strong feelings of rage or shame. Therapy will help you to think about difficult feelings and to understand them better.
Many people seek help because they struggle in relationships.
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. Counselling/ psychotherapy will help you to be more fully alive.
My work is professionally supervised and I am adhering to professional standards of continuous development.
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Ich arbeite auch in deutscher Sprache (Deutsch).
Integrative Psychotherapy (& English Language Counselling)
You may find it embarrassing that you feel the need to talk to someone. However we are relational beings. We cannot thrive without being in relatinships (intimate, friends, colleagues). 'There is no such thing as a baby'. One of the early analysts Winnicott once said. When we grow we acquire autonomy. But that does that we are meant to live insular lives. We are relational beings. However In relationships we get hurt, often very early on. Integrative therapy focuses on relational needs.
Working as a Counsellor in Hannover
Having trained at an established institute for Integrative Psychotherapy in London I have acquired a license as 'Heilpraktikerin beschränkt auf das Gebiet der Psychotherapie' in 2015 (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 health insurance.
Psychotherapy & Counselling (Hannover-Kleefeld)
Counselling is time limited (8-12 sessions). It is possible to do very meaningful work within a couple of sessions. Sometimes that is all that is needed.
Psychotherapy is more open ended and will enable us to do more in depth work.
At the beginning of the treatment we will discuss your needs.
English Language Counselling (Psychotherapy) in Hannover (English as a Second 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.
It is challenging to move into a new phase in your life; retirement or changing your job (moving countries).
Even if you have made that decision yourself, you may need to talk about surprising feelings of loss and bereavement.
Have you lost someone? That is painful. More often than not we are not given the space to grieve. It is ok, not to be ok.
New parents are expected to be happy. However many parents feel overwhelmed and angry or sad. The truth is that becoming a parent reactivates your own childhood experiences. It can be difficult to deal with some of these feelings.
It can be very helpful to talk to someone about what you remember and what if feels like to be a new parent.
Counsellor in 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 practice 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 practice 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 about 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.
Counsellor in Kleefeld