Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (or Covid-19) across Europe and the guidelines to avoid direct contact with others as well as avoiding “unnecessary” travel, I now offer psychotherapeutic sessions also over skype, signal, zoom and phone calls.
The Austrian insurance (ÖGK, BVAEB and SVS) is covering those sessions as normal therapy sessions.
Do you want to boost your feeling of well-being, expand your horizons or completely reorient yourself? Do you suffer from panic attacks, addictions, stress, fears, relationship problems, low self-esteem, burnout, depression, or unspecified, stressful emotions such as grief, aggression, and guilt? Have you received a diagnosis that stresses you or do you have psychosomatic symptoms and still want to live a life worth living? Psychotherapeutic accompaniment can be helpful in such and similar situations. As a matter of principle, you are invited to address any issues that are important to you during a psychotherapeutic session.
As a therapist I want to contribute towards achieving sustainable solutions. A solution is sustainable when it comes from within oneself and when it is connected to the deep inner wisdom and potential of each individual. Sometimes this potential might be hidden or inaccessible, but my job as a professional therapist is to create a trustful atmosphere in which your answers and solutions can grow in their own time.
1.) Psychotherapy is a scientifically based healing method with the aim of understanding human suffering, and also diminishing and eradicating it.
2.) Psychotherapy assumes that body and mind are one entity. Diseases, symptoms or any kind of suffering are therefore either the cause or the expression of some kind of imbalance between the two.
3.) Psychotherapy is conscious, systematic, and planned treatment with scientifically proven methods. It usually intends to provide symptom relief, reduce future symptomatic episodes, enhance the quality of life, promote adaptive functioning in work/school and relationships, increase the likelihood of making healthy life choices, and offer other benefits established by the collaboration between client/patient and psychotherapist.
Psychotherapy is a process of self-realization and requires a certain amount of courage as this process can be challenging. A clear setting and structure are necessary as the best support for this process so that the necessary confidence can be developed and it is possible to work in the most convenient way that is relevant to each goal. Therapy always starts with a no-obligation first session. This focuses on getting to know each other, clarifying organizational matters, and whether or not we fit together and I can help you with your concern. After the first session the therapy normally continues on a regular, mostly weekly basis. As a therapist I am committed to absolute secrecy even beyond the end of therapy.
Together we probe deeply into the problem or the symptom, which often means trying to find the "good reasons" why it occurred in the first place. Symptoms are often already an attempt by the organism to solve the problem, but not in a desired way. Seeing those "good reasons" can be difficult: one has tried so hard to get rid of the symptoms as they are often connected with suffering in one way or other. Therefore, in a very patient and attentive way, this wound needs to be patched by oscillating between the desired condition of being free from the symptoms and the good reasons for why those symptoms developed in the first place. In this process I accompany you as a counterpart with "listening ears", attentive and humorous. With a kindly approach, I ask questions that might be a bit irritating, but maybe because of that they help you to develop new perspectives. In this way, we work step by step to form a new approach to your personal development.
You need a single person therapy, couples therapy or family therapy? Click here to get an overview of the different settings used in therapy.
Every interpersonal relationship is shaped in a unique way. As far as I am concerned, as a psychotherapist this requires an individual approach, experience and a feel for the right moment. Depending on this I choose, in accordance with you and your aims, the most appropriate method for the next step.
If you want to find out more about the methods I use in therapy please click here.