Thank you for visiting my website for Gestalt Therapy, Psychological Counselling and Coaching in Kiel. I am very pleased to give you some insight into my approach and my methods. Contact details you will find here: Kontakt

About my work

In my practice I offer the possibility of relief from mental stress and I promote increased self-awareness and a clearer understanding of your emotions, thoughts, and behavior. Together we develop new perspectives meant to bring positive prospects into your life. The focus of my work is on “what’s happening at the present moment” rather than laying it on past experiences. Gestalt therapy has the focus on the “here and now”.

There is a variety of conditions that I treat, these include:

  • conflicts in relationships
  • mental and physical exhaustion
  • grave illness / disease situations
  • traumatic experiences
  • depressive moods and burnout
  • low self-efficacy
  • low self-esteem
  • anxiety 
  • eco-anxiety – fear concerning the future of our planet
  • procrastination and examination nerves

Counselling in English

Having lived and worked in English speaking countries and travelled globally for a few years I did not only improve my English-speaking competence. This also helped me to acquire a profound respect for the diversity of cultures and genders. Due to these experiences I feel grateful to be able to work with clients from all over the world in my practice. Of course, my work is in professional accordance with the rules of strictest discretion and data protection. Culturally specific aspects are treated with great respect and sensitivity. My Gestalt therapy approach includes systemic therapy elements and Trauma therapy (EMDR). For more information see below.

Session details and fees

  • length: 50-60 minutes per session 
  • fee: 60,- € per hour
    I offer reduced fees for international students in cooperation with the CAU and for persons with low income
  • German health insurances don`t cover the costs
  • appointments need to be cancelled 24 hours in advance

Cooperation with the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (CAU)

Since 2020 I have cooperated with the International Center (IC) of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (CAU) offering counselling and coaching explicitly for international students. Being also a university teacher of applied sciences myself, I initiated this cooperation during the first corona lock-down. Especially foreign students were not able to go back to their home countries and suffered from high levels of stress due to isolation and worries concerning the respective home countries. During the lockdowns I worked voluntarily with international students who experienced acute crises. 

Even though we are not in a lock-down any more, I reserve timeslots for persons with low income. Please, feel free to talk with me about financial constraints. We will find a solution. Kontakt

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt therapy is an internationally recognized psychotherapy approach which was developed by Laura and Fritz Perls in the 1940s and is seen as a specific branch of humanistic psychotherapy. It has become a proven and effective therapeutic approach to treating mental health problems. The aim of gestalt therapy is to enable a person to be aware of “what is” and to regain his or her flexibility in order to shape a reliable contact with oneself and with the social environment. As a relational, present-focused psychotherapy approach it emphasizes the awareness and immediate interaction between therapist and client. This way, the healing process is enforced. Thus, gestalt therapy is an experiential process. In this sense it can be seen as a voyage of discovery. 

EMDR Trauma Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy treatment that was invented by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D, to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. It is an evidence-based treatment, enabling clients to heal from emotional distress as a result of disturbing life experiences. 

Systemic Therapy 

In order to reduce distress and conflict in a person, a couple or in a whole family, the systemic therapy approach does not only focus on individual perspectives but also on the interdependence we have with others in the “social systems” we are part of. 

The systemic approach believes that we are interconnected to those around us. Problems we face are shared problems within systems we live in, e.g. our families, social groups, our communities. By exploring the interactions and relations between family members, colleagues, partners, friends etc., a person may identify deep-rooted patterns. Systemic perspectives assume that a person’s emotional problem does not only arise from the respective individual disposition but also from difficulties in relevant relationships.