Do you want to become more aware of your own thoughts, feelings, and behavior? Are you ready to take the first step towards learning how you hinder your own growth?
Meeting a psychotherapist can help you develop inner clarity and more self-confidence, which will lead you to live a fuller life and more effectively deal with your problems.
Through psychotherapy, you will become aware of how your negative thought patterns and behaviors are blocking your self-awareness and making you unhappy. You will learn how your emotional and physical self are connected so you can relieve emotional distress and physical pain in your everyday life.
What is Gestalt therapy?
I offer a form of psychotherapy called Gestalt therapy, belonging to the field of humanistic therapy methods. In spite of its name, this form should not be mixed up with Art therapy. It is a holistic, scientifically researched method of conversational psychotherapy.
The word “gestalt” means whole. Gestalt therapy was developed by psychotherapist Fritz Perls on the principle that humans are best viewed as a whole entity consisting of body, mind, and soul, and best understood not by looking into the past, but by bringing the past into the present.
In order to alleviate unresolved anger, pain, anxiety, resentment, and other negative feelings, we must actively express them in the present time. Instead of talking only about past situations, you are encouraged to experience them, sometimes through re-enactment.
What To Expect?
All that happens within us, reactions, feelings, memories, and experiences happen in the present moment. I will ask you questions like, “What’s going on at this moment?” or “How does this make you feel now?”
Your goal, as you become more aware of yourself and your senses, is to take more responsibility for yourself, accept the consequences of your behavior, and learn to satisfy your own needs while still respecting the needs of others.
In Gestalt therapy, the therapist actively participates in the process as a companion rather than an expert. The experience-oriented relationship between therapist and client is one of the cornerstones of Gestalt therapy.
Who Is It For?
You are a good candidate for Gestalt therapy if you are interested in working on your self-awareness but may or may not understand the role you play in your own unhappiness or discomfort.
You don’t have to feel mentally ill to consider Gestalt therapy. The desire to get to know yourself better can be reason enough.
Possible topics for therapy are:
- Self-doubt and low Self-esteem
- The desire for professional or personal change
- Life transitions
- Conflict in relationships/ Separation
- Difficulty recognizing and respecting your own limits
- Stressful life events
- Loss and grief
- Depressive moods
- Fears and panic
What I offer my clients
In our sessions, it’s all about you and your needs, about getting to know yourself on a deeper level. It’s a place where you can learn how to build a more loving relationship with yourself and others.
I have, with over 100 hours in therapy myself, experienced how healing and rewarding it can be to go through the therapy process. As a result, my life has become calmer, clearer and more peaceful, but also more exciting and lively.
I don’t have a standard program, every client is unique and needs something different. I will accompany you through your process using my life experience and different methods from Gestalt therapy.
Facts about me:
2014 Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie, Christoph Mahr Institut, Berlin
2014 – 2015 Creative Consciousness Coaching Academy, Berlin/ Maastricht
2014 – 2019 IGG, Institut für Gestalttherapie und Gestaltpädagogik, Berlin
I’m originally from Sweden and now live in Berlin with my husband and our 8-year old daughter.
Languages: Swedish, English, German and Polish.
How does it work practically?
If you are interested in working with me, send me an email email@example.com and we will briefly discuss your concerns and set up your first appointment. If we decide to work together, we will meet at my practice in Berlin once a week for 50-minutes (or by individual agreement).
What does it cost?
Gestalt therapy is not covered by health insurance and you will need to pay privately. If you have private insurance, they may cover the costs. The benefits of paying yourself are that you:
- avoid a long waiting list
- can actively, together with the therapist, determine the duration and content of the therapeutic process
- avoid bureaucracy by applying to the health insurance company and making an entry in your medical file
The first consultation costs: 50€
Costs for all following Gestalt therapy sessions (50- minutes): 85€
If you find yourself in need of therapy but are in a financially difficult situation, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Change occurs when one becomes what he is,
not when he tries to become what he is not.
— Arnold Beissner