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Katharina Albrecht

Couples and Sex Therapist

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I'm a qualified sex & relationship therapist & a somatic psychotherapist with 15+ years experience of working with individuals & couples from all walks of life in finding better ways to experience sex & intimacy.
  • €110 / session
  • couple session (55mins) - €140 / session
  • couple session (75 mins) - €180 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
Available online

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About me

In your relationships, do you experience insecurities or a fear of abandonment, which are stopping you from enjoying your life? Do you find yourself avoiding love, intimacy and sex altogether out of a fear of getting hurt, feeling disappointed or frustrated?

As a qualified sex & relationship therapist, my approach is centred around the latest developments in attachment theory & neuroscience. I tend to work intensely with the cues & prompts of the nervous system; using a combination of somatic, systemic & psychodynamic approaches to help you better balance between autonomy & interdependence in romantic relationships in order to help you find a full, embodied expression of the sexuality you desire.

I have 15+ years' experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds on the following areas:

- Fear of abandonment, jealousy or lack of trust
- Feeling sexually inhibited, withdrawn, anxious or switched off
- Difficulty setting boundaries
- low self-worth/esteem
- inability to move on from traumatic experiences, feelings of shame, body dysmorphia
- Coping with sexuality during life transitions, such as divorce, becoming parents or infidelity
- Navigating open relationships & consensual non-monogamy from different attachment templates
- Differences in desire, orgasmic or erectile challenges

About me
I am originally from Germany but completed my university education and training in the UK, Canada & Greece. I'm currently living in Berlin and Athens - offering online sessions to accommodate diverse needs and preferences . As per best practice, I'm in ongoing clinical supervision & peer intervision with some of the leading clinician in their respective fields (Ariel Giaretto, Ulrich Clement, David Schnarch & others).

Prices
50 min individual sessions 110€
55 min couple sessions 140€
75min couple sessions 180€

Sessions are offered in English & German.





















My approach

My approach to sex therapy is both psychodynamic and systemic, which means that in our sessions together we will look at elements from your past that may have contributed to how you experience sex and love today, such as the early relationships to important persons in your life, your individual biography and the culture that surrounded you growing up. We will also explore your experiences of sex and love today, your couple history and your individual and couple desires. Then look at possible solutions together of how to have more fulfilling sexual experiences in the future. The aim of the sessions is to create a safe and inclusive space for you to explore and transform your sexual experiences - both as individuals and as a couple.

By the time people come to see me, they often report having struggled through stretches of low sexual desire, difficulty maintaining healthy romantic relationships, body shame, a lack of trust in others after traumatic (sexual) experiences or chronic pain . As we grow through periods of emotional difficulty, not rarely do our values and beliefs about ourselves and our sexuality become drastically affected. I believe that in order to create any lasting change and restore someone's innate ability to form fulfilling relationships to others, it is crucial to offer an attentive and open space from which to explore one's unique situation and desires so that more empowered and fulfilling choices can be made.

My approach is sex positive and kink-friendly. I operate from a differentiated and reflexive stance that is inclusive of all and non-stigmatising. LGBTQIA+ friendly and inclusive.



Sitzungen sind natürlich auch auf Deutsch möglich.







Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
September 2023 Essential Strategies for Healing Sexual Trauma and Sexuality with Ariel Giarretto Jan 2023-present Somatic Experiencing® (SE), body-oriented psychotherapy from SE Greece in Athens, Greece 2020-2022 Postgraduate Training in Systemic Sex Therapy with Ulrich Clement, German Association for Sexual Research, Berlin Germany 2021 Life Lessons: Female Desire in Sex Therapy Dr. Angelika Eck 2017-2019 PG Dip Refugee Care from the Centre for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex, Colchester, UK & Tavistock Clinic, London 2018 Narrative Therapy Training at the Institute of Narrative Therapy, Toronto CA 2012-2014 Postgraduate Certification Psychodynamic Couples Counselling, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships, London, UK 2007-2011 B.Sc. Psychosocial Sciences from the University of East London, London UK
Experience
2022-present freelance lecturer on issues concerning (refugee) trauma, psycho-sociality and the multidimensionality of care, TransVer, Charité Social Psychiatry 2014- present Psychologist in Private Practice 2021-2022 Team Psychologist at the COVID Intensive Care Unit, Charitè Universitätsmedizin, Mitte Campus 2020-2021 Psychosexual Counsellor working with Marginalised Communities, EJF 2017-2018 Team Psychologist at Race on the Agenda, London
Languages
English
German
Insurances
Private Pay
  • €110 / session
  • couple session (55mins) - €140 / session
  • couple session (75 mins) - €180 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
Available online
Usually responds within one day

Availability

Usually responds within one day