WHY

„The doors to the world of the wild Self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the ocean so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.“    – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

I believe instead of allowing chaos and conflicts wearing us down, these moments reveal themselves as opportunities to reach out, show transparency and grow into an even deeper and more honest connection with ourselves and our surroundings. I also believe and experienced it countless times that compassionate listening by a trained professional in an objective, non-judgemental space always helps. But it is also about different conversations, new information, positive surprises and new strategies – making new experiences. This shift of experience, mind and heart will counteract on the at times paralyzing momentum of destruction and hopelessness. A caring approach against the often experienced tendency to numb out physically, melt down emotionally or while simply feeling unsure about what´s going on in your life.

Reviving a fertile ground for an open and compassionate inner and outer dialogue as well as reminding you to feel and understand from a different perspective is a fundamental step in rediscovering your inherent peace. Within reconnecting to your deep inner wisdom and more and more tuning into to the present moment, it becomes easier to effectively and consistently embrace your true needs and build on your unique abilities. Within our work you will be empowered to take the necessary steps to not only soothe but enrich your life and your science of love and gratefulness.

I am honoured to support you along the way. You are welcome.

COUNSELLING – COACHING – THERAPY
for INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES AND FAMILIES

„Transparency is a portal to aliveness. When we are willing to be with it and respond with love, we open a space where the light of our Being can shine through.“ – Unknown.

The core of my work is my dedication to guide people from various backgrounds and age through specific phases of life – open-hearted and professional. I am using a client centered approach and provide systemic counselling, coaching and therapy for people wanting to understand and effectively change inherent dysfunctional patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour that burden health, emotional satisfaction and interpersonal relationships. My approach is integrative, drawing primarily from systemic and solution-focused therapy.

My way of working is a creative blend of precise skills from my various backgrounds and overall experience, my respectful sense of humor, sensitive straightforwardness, my compassionate inquiry and love, that encourages my clients to reflect and feel mindfully empowered – equipped with more understanding, compassion and love towards themselves and others. My integrative approach invites people of any background – supporting them to find greater consciousness, love and gratefulness and overall joy for their lives.

The sessions are offered in German and English.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING

Counselling is a process of healing – a confidential space where you get the opportunity to uncover various layers of a problem in the presence of a non-judgmental and qualified professional. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them gain clarity and identify potential solutions to their problems. If you have been feeling stuck, overwhelmed or even uncertain. I am here to support you in finding your way out of the confusion. I can support you in coping with a crisis, adjusting to change and learning to manage difficult  feelings and behaviours.

INDIVIDUAL COACHING

Personal coaching aims to help clients clearly define and achieve personal goals. People, who are facing important life decisions or are in the middle of challenging transitions oftentimes benefit from coaching, providing professional review, stimulation and encouragement. Coaching is designed to improve existing skills, competence and performance enhancing personal effectiveness or growth. Coaching offers support in daily life and provides coping strategies in crisis situations.

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

No two people are alike – each person requires an individualized approach in order to heal and grow. Therapy helps clients get to the root of their difficulties and gain relief from unpleasant feelings and thoughts, create more fulfilling and meaningful relationships, and gain more pleasure and control in their lives. My approach is to work with my clients on their problems in the context of their life situation and personal history. This integrative approach is often the best way for a manageable and long-lasting solution.

SYSTEMIC COUPLES COUNSELLING

A healthy relationship makes us feel joyful. Happiness in these constellations is a question of choice. As such, each individual has the power to contribute to a cycle of healing and nurture closeness or a cycle of hurt, emotional and physical fatigue and a sensation of strong disconnect. In systemic couples counselling we are reviving a common ground for an open and respectful dialogue where you meet each other from the heartspace. Also we are enabling you to understand your counterpart is a crucial step in rediscovering the bond that keeps you together and establishing a healthy and most of all authentic way to mastering the process.

SYSTEMIC FAMILY COUNSELLING

Systemic family counselling nurtures change and development, by paying particular attention to the interactions between the members of the family. Family counselling is a solution-focused, mostly brief therapy.

The sessions take place with individuals, parents, extended families with the inherent goal to improve communication, develop new patterns of interaction and activate internal resources, enhancing family relationships and establishing healthy ways of resolving conflicts.

WHERE

Currently I live and travel between these countries: Southwest Portugal, Northern Germany and Cornwall, UK.

I offer online sessions via Skype and Zoom, via telephone and in-person sessions.

My Private Practise in Portugal is located on the Southwestern Coast, in Arrifana. In this laid-back fishermans village imbedded in the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, clients are given the space to liberate their mind and heart and to find balance while exploring their inner landscapes throughout our work and also experiencing the touching beauty of this region.

HOW LONG IS A SESSION

I normally arrange 90-minute sessions, which – in exceptinal cases – can take even longer.

The schedule of consultations can also be flexible to accommodate particular needs, for example intensive sessions (e.g. three to four hours on one day including breaks) can be arranged for people who decide to spend a defined time in the area of Aljezur, Portugal or who have a long way to travel.

HOW MANY SESSIONS

Preferably, we work together on a weekly or biweekly basis. But my Clients are suggested to decide for themselves about the frequency of their sessions. This varies on the personal issue, background and commitment. For some clients it takes only 1-6 sessions to improve their life tremendously, with others I work over a longer period of time.

CONFIDENTIALITY

You can be assured that everything you say to me will be treated with utmost confidentiality – right from the very first time you get in touch – whether it personal by phone or by email.

PAYMENT

Private pay. Takes place via bank transfer or Paypal. I will issue a receipt for coaching/ councelling, that is german tax deductable.

LANGUAGE

All sessions are offered in German or English.

CANCELLATION

I value the time you have set aside for your appointments and appreciate the effort it takes in your part. In case you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please value my time by giving me as much advance notice as possible.

Cancelled sessions within less than 24-hours notice will be charged with a loss compensation of 100,- EUR.

ONLINE OR TELEPHONE SESSIONS

Online counselling or coaching via Skype, Zoom or Telephone gives clients the much-needed flexibility and support from the comfort of home or during traveling. The same boundaries of time, confidentiality, cancellation and payment apply to this model as well.

WHERE

From meeting in my private practise in Arrifana, Portugal/ Germany / UK  to meeting online via Zoom, Skype or Telephone.

HOW LONG IS A SESSION

I normally arrange 90-minute sessions, which – in exceptinal cases – can also take place in the evening or on saturdays. Times can also be flexible to accommodate clients who have a long way to travel.

The schedule of consultations can also be flexible to accommodate particular needs, for example intensive sessions (e.g. three or four hours on one day) can be arranged for people who have a long way to travel.

HOW MANY SESSIONS

Clients always decide for themselves how many sessions they would like to have.

This varies on the personal issue and motivation. For some clients it takes only 1-6 sessions to improve their life tremendously, with others I work over a longer period of time. If possible, we work together on a weekly or biweekly basis.

I can provide you with recommendations and „homework“ to support the gaps between meetings as sufficient time for having new experiences.

CONFIDENTIALITY

You can be assured that everything you say to me will be treated with utmost confidentiality – right from the very first time you get in touch – whether it be by telephone or by email.

PAYMENT

Private pay. Takes place in cash or via bank transfer. I will issue a reciept for coaching/ councelling, that is german tax deductable.

For locals from Aljezur area, I offer a sliding fee. Please get in touch.

LANGUAGE

All sessions are offered in German or English.

CANCELLATION

I value the time you have set aside for your appointments and appreciate the effort it takes in your part. In case you are unable to attend a scheduled session, please value my time by giving me as much advance notice as possible.

Cancelled sessions within less than 24-hours notice will be charged fully.

ONLINE OR TELEPHONE SESSIONS

Online counselling or coaching via Skype, Facetime or Telephone gives clients the much-needed flexibility and support from the comfort of home, office or during traveling. The same boundaries of time and confidentiality apply to this model as well.