Reading Time: 4 minutes Types of Boundaries Specific to Therapy Therapeutic boundaries relate to many things, from the therapist’s self-disclosure, touch, and exchange of gifts to bartering and…
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The vast majority of all clinicians see it as their professional responsibility to empower their clients to take care of themselves. Amongst many behavioral therapists this is done by teaching specific, evidence-based methods of self-care, like mindfulness meditation and deep-relaxation skills. But most people would agree that there’s an element of self-care involved in psychotherapy of any sort.
Reading Time: 2 minutes There are psychological concepts that become so in vogue that they embed themselves permanently in our language and culture. One such phenomenon is the impostor syndrome.
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There are varied opinions on the topic of how language affects therapy. Some claim that nonnative therapy is less effective than therapy in your mother tongue, and some say that nonnative therapy is more analytical than native therapy.
Reading Time: 5 minutes What Psychotherapy and Counselling Means to Your Work in Private Practice in Berlin When I moved to Berlin in 2013, I had just graduated…
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Amongst foreigners working as mental health care practitioners in Berlin, it’s common knowledge that even if they have trained to be a certain kind of psychotherapist in their home country, German legal intricacies mean they can’t just call themselves psychotherapists when promoting their therapeutic services. Instead, the go-to title for those who want to be on the safe side is “counsellor”. Why is this?
Reading Time: 12 minutes Working as a therapist can be just as complicated as it can be rewarding. For starters, when dealing with another human, many factors are impossible to predict and control. Add to the mix that many clients don’t know what exactly they’re looking for, and might not know how to even conceptualize the problem at hand. Therapy is hard work!
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When I moved to Berlin, everything that happened to me seemed to happen by lucky chance. Unexpectedly, within a couple of months, I was my own boss, working as a counsellor in a private practice in Mitte. This is the story of how I went from sharing a counselling room to setting up a practice community and the project It’s Complicated.
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