Who actually needs psychotherapie?
Sometimes life confronts us with tasks that we cannot cope with on our own, however hard we may try.
Loss, humiliation, the experience of violence, but also excessive demands, failure and other drastic experiences leave deep traces. We all have our individual ways of coping with such painful experiences. Some of our strategies, such as withdrawal, drugs or self-mutilation, can cause some temporary relief. But when they gain too much control over our livesand thus become an unwanted burden, it is about time to look for help. When you have reached such a point in your life, psychotherapy could serve as a way out.
Alternative practitioner in psychotherapy
For 30 years working in the field of psychosocial counselling
Linguistic and literary studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich
4 years of professional training in Gestalt therapy at Gestalt-Institut Frankfurt/Main with Uta Wahl-Witte, Rolf Heinzmann and Ulrich Lessin.
CBT-Training at Institut für
Kommunikation und Gesundheit Bernhard Tille with HArtmut Börder-Müllerleile
Training in hypnotherapy
Further training: physical health of mentally ill persons, mental hygiene und stress management, family constellations, consequences of sexual abuse, anxiety, burnout and other relevant fields
Practical training in the psychiatric ward and the day-unit of Idar-Oberstein hospital
2007 exams to obtain the permission to work as an alternative practitioner in psychotherapy (Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie), issued by Gesundheitsamt Heppenheim
Since 2009 working in my own practice in Idar-Oberstein, since 2015 in Kirchberg/Hunsrück
What is Gestalt Therapy?
Gestalt Therapy is change through encounter
Gestalt Therapy is first of all a process of awareness. Through varous approaches, I get in touch with a presently existent emotion, a problem, a recollection or a person, who could be someone I have in mind or the therapist as a real person. These gentle and careful encounters in a safe therapeutic frame give way to completely new experiences. I can, for example, experience myself as an active part in situations in which I usually would have gone rigid. I see and recognize backgrounds and motivations for my actions or for my distress. I can feel my own qualities and possibilities and I find my own paths out of fear, rigidity, self-hatred, pain or despair. Thus I win back a sense of life as a meaningful whole.
What is Behavioural Therapy?
Behavioural Therapy is change through re-learning
In Behavioural Therapy, obstructive patterns of thought and behaviour are restructured by means of specific tasks. To give an example: by fulfilling certain tasks given by the therapist I learn step by step to face situations that I used to experience as absolutely threatening: an exam, a flight, crossing a big square etc.. More and more, I learn to regain control in such situations and, as a consequence, I can re-establish everything that had been destabilized due to my psychical limitations: my social contacts, my job or my personal interests.