Psychotherapy

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Here is a short overview on some of the main guidelines that lead my work.

Emphasizing individuality

There is no standardized therapy plan. Appointments are made and procedures are chosen in mutual agreement and according to your actual needs and conditions. 

Language requirements

I work in german, english, croatian, bosnian and serbian language. One of those you have to be fluent in.

Ressource-oriented and solution-oriented language

The language in the therapeutical conversation will provide a secure frame, where you will be able to find your own inner coping abilites. I prioritize the practical and the useful – especially for relaxing acute difficult inner states.

Learning and re-learning

Positive Psychology is sometimes misunderstood for superficial affirmation. True is, that the positive approach faces disturbing states very well. Modern psychology confirms that we as humans learn better, when we find ourselves in positive states of mind. Healing can as well be understood as a learning process. In this sense it is my part to lead into conditions where learning something new, forgetting and re-learning the unuseful can take place. I like what Richard Bandler said about the therapeut being more of a teacher than a healer: „I don’t heal people, because I don’t think they are sick. I teach.“

Systemic approach

We stop focusing on the static elements of human life, like ourself as a person with stable traits or moods, and other people who just „are like this“. Instead we start to pay attention on the what is going on in us and between us and others – the processes.

When we find ways to see the dynamic parts, we come closer to finding solutions and relaxation. Not only healing happens, but also many other positive states arise – spontaneously.

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If you like to make an appointment, you can find the contact details here.

Information about my fees you can find here.