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Maëlle Chauffour

Clinical Psychologist

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French & English speaking psychologist Grounded in psychoanalytic principles, my approach is enriched by systemic, transcultural, and psychodynamic theories.
  • €80 / session
  • Low income, student, unemployed - €70 / session
Based inBerlin
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I am available online on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reach out to me directly to schedule an appointment on those days.

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About me

I am Maëlle Chauffour, french clinical psychologist expatriated in Berlin since 2019. My professional journey has been diverse and focused on psychological well-being. In the psychiatric sector, I provided support to adults in psychological crisis at a week hospital in Paris. I also worked with children and adolescents in various medical-psychological centers in Paris. In the field of education, I contributed to the development of young children in Franco-German Kita in Berlin. I also provided support to adolescents and their families at the French High school in Berlin. In private practice, I worked at the Centre Pensées, where I conducted long-term psychotherapy (for children, teenagers and adults). I am currently offering therapies for children, teenagers and adults in my practice. Furthermore, it is particularly important to me to stay informed, continue my education, and maintain connections with my peers. I am currently a member of the Psy Expat network and the French Federation of Psychologists and Psychology. - Psychologue clinicienne expatriée à Berlin depuis plusieurs années. Mon cheminement professionnel est diversifié et axé sur le bien-être psychologique. Dans le secteur psychiatrique et médico-social, j'ai apporté mon soutien à des adultes en crise psychique au sein d'un hôpital de semaine à Paris. J'ai également travaillé avec des enfants et des adolescents dans divers centres médico-psychologiques parisiens. Dans le domaine de l'éducation, j'ai contribué au développement de jeunes enfants au sein de crèches franco-allemandes à Berlin. J'ai également offert un accompagnement aux adolescents et à leurs familles au Lycée Français de Berlin. Dans l'exercice libéral, j'ai travaillé au Centre Pensées, où j'ai mené des psychothérapies de longue durée. Par ailleurs, il me tient particulièrement à cœur de rester informée et de poursuivre ma formation. Je suis membre du réseau Psy Expat et de la Fédération Française des Psychologues et de Psychologie.

My approach

My approach is primarily rooted in psychoanalysis. The therapy I offer is centered on establishing a therapeutic relationship that we create together, at your own pace. I encourage you to express yourself freely. My role is to guide you in exploring your difficulties within a safe place. Regarding therapy for children, I use various mediums such as play, drawing, and storytelling to support their development. As Winnicott emphasized, "a child alone does not exist," underscoring the essential role of parents or legal guardians. I always suggest an initial meeting with the child's environment to understand your family context, the difficulties faced by the child and/or the parents, and to propose support based on your needs. Feel free to contact me through this platform or via email: maellechauffour.psy@gmail.com. - Ma démarche est principalement ancrée dans la psychanalyse. La thérapie que je propose repose sur l'établissement d'une relation thérapeutique que nous créons ensemble, à votre rythme. Je vous encourage à vous exprimer librement. Mon rôle est de vous guider dans l'exploration de vos difficultés au sein d'un espace sécurisé. En ce qui concerne la thérapie pour les enfants, j'utilise différents moyens tels que le jeu, le dessin et le conte pour soutenir leur développement. Comme l'a souligné Winnicott, "un enfant seul n'existe pas", mettant en avant le rôle essentiel des parents ou des tuteurs légaux. Je suggère toujours une première rencontre avec l'environnement de l'enfant pour comprendre le contexte familial, les difficultés rencontrées par l'enfant et/ou les parents, et proposer un soutien adapté à vos besoins. N'hésitez pas à me contacter via cette plateforme ou par e-mail à l'adresse maellechauffour.psy@gmail.com.

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
For my ongoing education, I actively participate in conferences, engage in reading, intervision groups, and individual supervision. 2023: Completed training on the clinic of grief and bereavement organized by the French Federation of Psychologists and Psychology in Paris 2023: Online training sessions on the suicide clinic and suicidal crisis in adolescence 2023: Certification as Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie in Berlin 2019: Title of clinical psychologist in Paris 2014-2019: Bachelor and Master degrees in Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology, and Psychoanalysis in Paris
Experience
January until now - Clinical counselor for employee assistance program, It's Complicated, ICAS Germany & ICAS France September 2023 until now - Clinical psychologist in private practice located in Berlin Schöneberg 2022-2023 - Clinical psychologist at Centre Pensées in Berlin, conducting individual therapy sessions with adults, teenagers, and children 2021-2022 - Educational assistant at the French high school in Berlin, focusing on the support and guidance of 5th and 4th-grade students 2019-2021 - Held the position of educator at various French-German Kindergartens in Berlin 2018-2019 - Clinical psychologist (trainee) at the OSE Medical-Psycho-Pedagogical Center in Paris, actively participating as a co-therapist in therapeutic mediation groups for children and psychodrama sessions with teenagers, alongside providing parental follow-up and engaging in clinical research 2017-2018 - Clinical psychologist (trainee) at the Sainte Anne Week Hospital in Paris, involved in co-therapeutic activities in therapeutic mediation groups and conducting individual consultations, while also contributing to clinical research 2016-2017 - Intern psychologist at the Goubet Medical-Psychological Center in Paris, focusing on children aged 2-18 years old
Languages
English
French
Insurances
Private Pay
Private Insurance
  • €80 / session
  • Low income, student, unemployed - €70 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
Available in-person
Available online
I am available online on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Reach out to me directly to schedule an appointment on those days.
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