PROCEDURES

How are the sessions structured?

After establishing contact we will arrange a non-binding first appointment. The purpose of this first session is to give you the opportunity to express your concern and ask any questions you might have. It also aims at giving you an insight into my way of working and it allows me to get a first overview of your current situation and the problems you may be having. At this stage we will also start formulating goals to achieve.

 

Together we will decide whether a few counselling sessions or psychotherapy would be the most adapted to your concerns.

 

The aim of the preliminary phase of psychotherapy (generally three additional sessions) is to assess the problem more in depth, to explore its onset, its reasons to persist and ways to overcome it. It’s possible that during this phase of therapy, you may be diagnosed with a condition.

 

During the therapy implementation phase we will work together on achieving the defined goals.

 

The duration of the therapy will depend on your individual situation and concern (typically: brief therapy: 12-24h, long-term therapy: 45-60h). Generally, a session lasts for 50 minutes. The initial session usually takes longer (ca 1h30).

 

Currently the CNS does not cover treatment with a psychological psychotherapist. Some additional health insurances cover psychotherapy costs.

What is your role in counselling or psychotherapy?

I consider you as an active partner in therapy and attach great importance to making the treatment plan and implementation transparent. Furthermore, I emphasize the promotion of your self-efficacy and autonomy. You will be doing most of the work outside the sessions and I will encourage you to conduct small exercises and assignments (e.g. writing in a journal, trying out new behaviour) in your daily life. The aim of our collaboration is for you to regain and maintain your emotional well-being.