It's Complicated
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Antonius DeVries

Psychologist (M.Sc.), Psychological Counselling

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I'm a native English speaking psychologist. Through my focus on human dignity, and the universal values, needs, & motivations common to all cultures, I provide a judgement-free counsel that has meaning and makes sense.
  • €100 / session
  • Custom - €649 / session
  • reduced rate available upon request - €0 / session
Based inHamburg
Last active
2 years at It's Complicated
Available in-person
Available online

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About me

Psychologist and youth educator; Australian expat in Germany.
I'm international in my upbringing and university education, and have enjoyed working in mental health centres in Europe, Africa, & Australia, with adults, children & youth.

I am easy to talk to, and easy-going (an Australian cliché?). But I'm also attentive. I respect my work and treat it professionally.

In my free time I tend to get lost — lost in music, in novels, ideas, computer games, science journals, or lost in deepest nature.

My approach

My counsel is like my ethnicity - not 'pure', but a happy mix of very different aspects which complement each other.
I expand structured DBT sessions to also allow space for open-ended introspection; whilst existential analyses also includes specific behavioural activation.

I also offer nature therapy, in which we replace the sitting on the therapy couch with walking in the forest.

• Human connection:
As per the scientific evidence, I prioritise the therapist-client relationship. It doesn't matter who you are—you'll be welcomed.
I offer a free first session, so we can check our fit and both agree before committing to any long-term plans.

• Human dignity:
I have a history in human rights advocacy, and strongly believe your dignity must be upheld. Psychiatric diagnoses are not solely life-long curses, they're just clinical working tools.
Some clients found it hard to accept, but I really do offer counsel that is, as best as anyone might, free of judgement.

• Universal values below societal culture:
As a travelling rogue I collect a wealth of insight from ancient texts and remote cultures—perspectives that don't always fit with my mainstream Western education.
The more angles from which we can view a problem, the closer we get to the true picture.


I've trained and worked in:
• client-centred therapy (Carl Rogers)
• group therapy (Irvin Yalom; Marsha Linehan)
• DBT
• mindfulness and meditation (MBSR; Buddhist Kagyü; autogenic training; etc)
• existential therapy
• Non-Violent Communication (Marshall Rosenberg)
• hypnotherapy
• art therapy
• addictions—prevention and rehabilitation (including internet/phone/gaming addiction)
• Schema therapy
• CBT
In practice, I only use what's useful.
And sometimes what a client really needs isn’t on this list.

A reduced rate (discount) is available, for war-affected and low-income earners.

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
M.Sc. Psyc, Universität Hamburg B.Sc. with Honours in Psyc, University of New England Grad.Dip. Soc Sci, University of New England B.Sc. Comp Sci, University of New England
Experience
Experience working with: • mood disorders—anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder (manic-depression) • addictions and rehabilitation (alcohol, internet, gaming, heroin, cocaine, cannabis, etc) • borderline personality disorder (BPD) • self-care, mindfulness • stress, burn-out • motivation and focus, habit change, self-improvement, self-sabotage • grief • victims of bullying • self-harm, suicidal intentions • low self-esteem, assertiveness • migrant and refugee integration • school drop-out • partners of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) • trauma and PTSD since 2013 (seasonal), youth camp counsellor and camp lead since 2019, owner of Deep Victory Counselling & Education 2022 Addictions Counsellor at AWO (Arbeiterwohlfahrt e. V.) 2020 Counsellor at Oz Counselling 2019 Clinician at Melbourne DBT Center 2018 Resident Intern Psychologist at Okonguarri Psychotherapeutic Centre 2017 Assistance at JugendHilfe e.V. Addictions Centre 2016 Researcher at Brain & Developmental Neuroscience research group, Universität Hamburg 2014 Researcher at "KoKu" Research Centre for Cognitive and Cultural Development, Universität Hamburg 2011 Campaign Lead for Refugees at Amnesty International Australia
Languages
English
German
Insurances
Private Pay
  • €100 / session
  • Custom - €649 / session
  • reduced rate available upon request - €0 / session
Based inHamburg
Last active
2 years at It's Complicated
Available in-person
Available online
Usually responds within one day

Availability

Usually responds within one day