My Services

I offer psychotherapy for individuals (adolescents and adults) and job-related coaching. 
In psychotherapy, the experience of and dealing with current life issues and conflicts is placed in their biographical context. Working through past experiences that explain why you experience the current situation this way and not another is often the key to solving problems. In other words: You know what is right for you; psychotherapy can help you to trust yourself more and to listen more to your inner voice. I will gladly be with you on this path!
In coaching, the focus is on reflection and coping with current professional challenges, i.e. the focus is on dealing with professional issues.  The methods I use in coaching are the same as in psychotherapy; they are clarification-oriented, experience-activating and resource-oriented: 
 



This means that the analysis and discussion of a problem is an important part of problem solving, but that other components need to be added. Research shows that the more you activate the emotions associated with your problem in a protected setting, the more effectively you can solve your problems. This is a particular focus of my schema-therapeutic work.  A further step is to increase the awareness of personal strengths and resources; this is a central component of systemic therapeutic work. 
More information about Schematherapy and Systemic Therapy can be found below.


Schematherapy

Der Begriff "Schema" drückt aus, dass wir Informationen im Gedächtnis thematisch geordnet abspeichern. Auch autobiographische Erinnerungen werden von früher Kindheit an in Form solcher Schemata kodiert. Ein Schema umfasst die zu einer Erinnerung gehörigen Sinneswahrnehmungen, erlebte Emotionen und die dieser Erinnerung zugeschriebene Bedeutung. Im Laufe der Zeit beginnen diese Schemata als "Brillen" zu fungieren, durch die ein Individuum sich selbst, andere und die Welt um sich herum betrachtet und interpretiert.  Nach Young, Klosko & Weishaar (2003) können negative Erfahrungen - Vernachlässigung, verschiedene Formen des Missbrauchs, Trauma, oder mangelnde Autonomie - während der Kindheit verhindern, dass das Individuum gesunde innere Modelle von Sicherheit, Geborgenheit und Bindung entwickelt. Im Erwachsenenalter kann die Aktivierung dieser maldadaptiven Schemata die Fähigkeit einer Person beeinträchtigen, enge zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen aufzubauen, akademische oder berufliche Ziele zu verfolgen, ihre Emotionen zu regulieren und ein gesundes Selbstbewusstsein zu entwickeln (Yalcin, Lee & Correia, 2020). Die Schematherapie konzentriert sich auf die "Heilung" dieser maladaptiven Schemata; sie  wurde Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts für Patienten entwickelt, die nicht von klassischen Behandlungsformen wie der kognitiv-behavioralen Therapie profitierten, und sie ist nachweislich sehr erfolgreich in der Behandlung komplexer und chronischer psychischer Beschwerden.

Systemic Therapy

The term "schema" means that we store information in memory in a thematically ordered manner. Even autobiographical memories are coded in the form of such schemata from early childhood on. A schema comprises the sensory perceptions belonging to a memory, experienced emotions and the meaning attributed to this memory. Over time, these schemata begin to function as "glasses" through which an individual views and interprets himself, others and the world around him or her.  According to Young, Klosko & Weishaar (2003) negative experiences (e.g. neglect, various forms of abuse, trauma, or lack of autonomy) during childhood can prevent the individual from developing healthy inner models of security, safety, and bonding. In adulthood, the activation of these maladaptive patterns can impair a person's ability to develop close interpersonal relationships, pursue academic or professional goals, regulate emotions, and develop healthy self-confidence (Yalcin, Lee & Correia, 2020). Schema therapy focuses on the "healing" of these maladaptive schemata; it was developed at the end of the 20th century for patients who did not benefit from traditional forms of treatment such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and it has a proven track record of success in the treatment of complex and chronic mental disorders.