Being passionate about psychology and therapy on both a professional and personal level, I have developed a special interest in the topic of romantic relationships and how to help making them healthy and fulfilling. I have experienced how life circumstances and individual characteristics can challenge intimate relationships and on the other hand, how love-relationships can influence how we go through life, e.g. affecting major decisions or, when in crisis, can severely impact our well-being and mental health. I am convinced about the importance of healthy love-relationships not only for our individual well-being, but also for our society.
I am able to offer services at a lower fee to a limited number of clients with financial need on a case-by-case basis.
My desire for gaining a deep understanding of couple's dynamics has lead me to EFT (emotionally-focused therapy). EFT is an evidence-based therapy model that is grounded in attachment theory. From the EFT point of view, we are built to connect, to depend on each other and to seek closeness. Sometimes, as we seek these things in relationships, we end up locked in a negative cycle with our partner where our actions generate further disconnection instead of connection. In my practice, I will help you identify how your personal negative cycle works and what perpetuates it.
I work both with couples and also with individuals, in case only one part of the couple feels ready to seek help.
Methods and psychological constructs that especially inform my work with individual clients are body-oriented systemic therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, somatic yoga, and personality typing. With the help of these, I want to help you finding how to get out of patterns of thought, behaviour and emotion that don't serve you. Topics I work with are, among others, depression, anxiety, and grief.