Aby  S.Yousefi

Aby S.Yousefi

Psychodynamic Counsellor

100 € / session

Offers Online Sessions

Availability

Wed Jul 28
Thu Jul 29
Fri Jul 30

The therapists timezone is Europe/Berlin

100 € / session

Aby S.Yousefi

Psychodynamic Counsellor in Berlin

I have a passion for helping people navigate psychological problems, facilitating healing for a more fulfilling life. I‘m a UK trained therapist in Berlin with 10+ years experience offering therapy for many issues.

  10779 Berlin   10779 Berlin
Location

About Aby

My psychotherapeutic approach enables clients to gain an enlightened understanding of themselves, enabling them to make fundamental changes to improve their lives and relationships.

In the past decade of my practice, I have worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, and have witnessed them make profound changes that have led to more fulfilling lives. I believe that therapy can assist us all in achieving this and in making the most of life.

I trained at WPF therapy, one of the leading psychodynamic and psychoanalytic training organisations in the UK. I am a registered member with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) the professional association for members of the counselling professions in the UK.

Currently I also work with several organisations in Berlin with adults from diverse cultures, I use my psychotherapeutic and practical counselling skills to empower people who have suffered trauma and PTSD and who have had no previous form of psychological support. Some have also explored issues such as gender expression, sexual orientations and race as well as challenges of moving to a new city.

I am currently offering sessions online.

My Approach

Most therapies work on the principle that past developmental experiences, particularly those that occur in childhood, determine the way that we have learnt to integrate an understanding of ourselves in the world.

The process of psychotherapy examines the relationship between the past and the present, looking at significant relationships and asks questions about the connections between these and our present relationships.

A helpful and effective therapy is essentially a joint endeavour between client and therapist, to understand why, and in what way, you are affected by particular life experiences. Working together, thinking through problems and dilemmas, and having someone skilled and impartial who can listen and offer alternative insights, can bring about a sense of relief or clarity. This can provide the potential for greater self awareness which may bring about change or understanding.

Some of the types of issues that people have found therapy helpful for are:

- Resolving difficulties with relationships or family concerns
- Learning to deal with stressful situations
- Overcoming childhood issues or distressing past life events
- Dealing with anxiety and depression
- Making sense of a lack of motivation or despair
- Overcoming feelings of worthlessness or low self esteem
- Dealing with traumatic events
- Finding ways of coping with issues around fertility or parenthood
- Supporting you through life changing events or work difficulties
- Gaining a sense of purpose or belonging
- Enhancing self awareness and building self esteem
- To build confidence and achieve your potential

Even though I am trained psychodynamically, I use a range of skills I have learnt over the years to help each individual depending on their specific needs. I may incorporate Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and CBT skills and mindfulness in order to help you find your way.

Please feel free to contact me by email silkab@pm.me for an initial consultation online.

Qualifications And Experience

Education

2002 - Post Graduate Diploma Psychodynamic Counselling , WPF Therapy, London
2001 - Introductory Course to Psychodynamic Counselling, WPF Therapy, London
2000 - Foundation Course in Person Centred Therapy, KCC , London

Experience

2020 - Present
Online Trauma-informed individual therapy at Apranik. Working with survivors of trauma including PTSD and Complex trauma.

2015 - Present
Individual counselling and art workshops with various organisations in Berlin with migrant and refugee community in English and Persian.

2006 - Present
Set up private practice in London, UK and online.

2002-2003
Counsellor and Group Co-ordinater at Kids Company in inner London working through play and art with primary school children.

2001-2002
Caseworker for victims of trauma at Freedom From Torture , London

Languages

English, Persian

Insurances

Private Pay