Integrative Counsellor in Berlin
As a Counselor, I offer individual Therapy to help clients: Gain self-awareness, become more accepting of who they are, make meaningful changes.
Free Face to face, or Online consultation.
Hello and welcome to my profile!
Finding a Counsellor can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are struggling with things. I didn't want to complicate things further, so I have tried to keep everything simple; offering an idea of what therapy can be and also sharing a bit about how I work.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me. Also if you would like to have a chat, so that we can get to know a bit more about each other, I offer a 30 minute consultation, free of charge.
“ He’s understanding, patient and empathetic and asks perceptive and penetrating questions. I’d recommend him without hesitation to anyone requiring therapy sessions “
“He is a great counsellor who always has his client's best interests at heart. I highly recommend him!”
“Sean helped me a lot when I was having a tough time. I’d recommend him to anyone who needs support.”
“He is a great listener, very easy to talk to, and engages in sessions with empathy and respect.”
As a Counsellor I work 'Integeratively' this means that I combine a few different techniques from different styles of Therapy. I find this to be a very organic way of working, as it considers the individual as a whole, rather than focusing on any one specific area.
Guiding my work is the understanding that we are all living our own individual lives. The happiness and sadness that we feel is solely ours, no one else will ever feel this (we are all unique). As a Counsellor I'm there with you, working to understand and explore your world. While there alongside you, I will be genuine and honest, owning my thoughts and feelings when I share them. I will never judge or analyze you.
I find working in the ‘here and now’ to be an excellent tool to help clients understand their own process: think of it as working in ‘real-time’. We can explore the past and also look at the future, however, the key is to bring the thoughts, feelings, and emotions back to the present: This helps to raise awareness around triggers and patterns of behavior.
Using descriptions and metaphors can be a great way to communicate emotions, experiences, and situations. I find this to be a helpful tool to use, as sometimes the words needed can be just out of reach.
Counseling isn't always about the negative, meaning it's important for us to celebrate the positives! Smiles and happiness are an important part of the Therapeutic relationship. They allow us to explore two different ends of the spectrum, and to see what else is going on in your life (as nothing is black and white!)
Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that Counseling can be an emotional roller-coaster; sometimes you will feel better, at other times you may feel bruised and exhausted from it. It can be a tough journey but it is one that you have the strength to face, even if at times it all feels too much.
Qualifications And Experience
2013 - 2016 - FdA: Counselling (Humanistic) University of Greenwich, London ( British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy accredited )
2011 - Level 3 Diploma: Counselling Theory
2010 NCFE level 1+2: Counselling - Interpersonal & Helping Skills
2014 - 2016: Pavilions Drug and Alcohol Services. Working to support significant others ( partner, loved ones, colleagues etc ) affected by alcohol / drug dependency.
2012 - 2014: CRI Crime Reduction Initiative. Working directly with individuals struggling with alcohol / drug dependency issues.