Through the Thou a person becomes I.
Couple therapy, psychological counselling and psychotherapy pursue the purpose of acquiring new developmental perspectives, as well as opening up further opportunities, together with a person, a couple or a family system. The following annotations to the specific fields of work will give you an insight into the different options and my preferred style of working. If you have any further question, do not hesitate to contact me via phone (+41 (0) 61 261 50 17) or via e-mail.
Every couple brings an individual history with them. The “Heidelberg Model” uses solution-oriented techniques and works preferably with strengths and resources the couple already possesses. The model aims keeping the number of sessions low, yet being highly effective in the outcome. It proposes one session to clarify the therapeutic contract, afterwards it takes five sessions to work on the themes a couple wants to change. Sessions will last 70 minutes.
This specific offer is made for couples, who for whatever reason do not ask for an entire couple therapy; be it that the relationship is working well but the couple would be happy to get some “input” from a third person; be it that the couple finds itself in a strongly ambivalent situation and is not yet sure, if a common assignment for therapy will even be found or not.
These are the possible options:
Fulfilling sexuality can be one of the strongest connections in a romantic long-term relationship. A lot of couples name sexuality to be a source of tenderness and lust which also can turn into the complete opposite. Dialogue and some specific exercises can help awaken and inspire the erotic encounter and difficulties can be vanquished.
Mediation is indicated if a couple finds itself in a situation where communication is conceived as devaluing and aggressive and the relationship is torn. To achieve a succeeding mediation, a common wish for a more constructive structure of communication is essential, since it is the breeding ground for every further result in the mediation setting.
Conflicts and stressful situations in families, among siblings or between generations are part of everyday life. However it may be that parents reach their limit in the process of their children’s education. On the other hand, a lot of grown up “children” have difficulties in finding a satisfying way of communicating with their aging parents where illnesses and other circumstances can tarnish a mutual relationship.