• Life upheavals: You are going through a partnership break-up, have finished your vocational training or your job, have become a parent or your children have left home, are about to retire and feel increasingly insecure, disoriented or overwhelmed and are looking for a positive and meaningful path in life.
  • Relationship conflicts: You feel increasingly burdened and impaired by conflicts in your partnership, family, job or similar interpersonal conflicts.
  • Coping with illness: You or your relatives are affected by an acute or chronic illness and you are finding it difficult to deal with the consequences.
  • Grief support: You have lost a loved one or a beloved animal, are struggling to find support and are finding it difficult to come to terms with the loss.
  • Stabilization after traumatic experiences: You have been physically and/or psychologically injured or have witnessed this and have been suffering from physical and/or psychological consequences ever since.

The following complaints can occur in such phases of life:

  • Stressful fears, such as panic: You feel increasingly restless, tense, worried or nervous inside, experience palpitations, dizziness or shortness of breath and increasingly avoid situations that cause you discomfort or anxiety.
  • Mood changes: You feel increasingly depressed, feel less pleasure and interest, less drive or motivation towards things/activities in your life and become more withdrawn.
  • Feelings of loneliness: You feel insecure, abandoned or alienated in your social relationships and feel little connection with other people.
  • Decreased self-esteem: You devalue yourself and others, feel increasingly guilty, have strong self-doubts about your appearance, your abilities, your relationships, your work, etc. and you have the feeling that you are falling into a downward spiral as a result.
  • Suicidal thoughts: You increasingly have the feeling that things will never get better, feel alone, hopeless and desperate, think that others would be better off without you and have thoughts of no longer wanting to live -> Help Service
  • Exhaustion and tiredness: You feel increasingly physically and mentally exhausted and find it difficult to carry out everyday tasks.
  • Other physical complaints: You feel increasingly affected by sleep problems, headaches and back pain, breathing difficulties, cardiovascular problems, exual dysfunction, cycle irregularities, etc.
  • Possible symptoms after traumatic experiences: Re-experiencing the traumatizing situation (images, sounds or smells); physiological arousal (e.g. increased startle, sleep disturbances, concentration disorders); avoidance of stimuli that remind of the stressful experience (e.g. places, situations); feelings of numbness (towards other people and sensations) -> Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Psychological Counseling, Coaching or Psychotherapy?

The distinction between Psychological Counseling, Coaching and Psychotherapy is not always clear. Both services are very individual and depend on your concerns and complaints.

Psychological counseling and Coaching:

  • aims to identify specific problems, develop coping strategies and achieve short-term goals, with no pathological value
  • often focuses on specific challenges such as relationship problems, stress management or professional difficulties
  • In the Psychological Counseling process, concrete action steps for a specific problem are communicated. This takes place against the background of specific professional knowledge
  • The Coaching process focuses on the development of self-developed solution strategies (“help for self-help”)

Psychotherapy:

  • Addresses deeper psychological complaints and mental illnesses that lead to recurring crises or conflicts, persistent psychological and physical complaints
  • Aims to understand the causes and promote long-term change and mental health

Information on Psychological Counseling, Coaching and Psychotherapy can be found on my first page under: FAQ