FIRST CONSULTATION

 

 

The first session is about getting to know each other. Clients usually tell me about themselves and their situation.

IF YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SAFE, YOU CAN SHARE DETAILS ABOUT:

  • Your family background; 

  • Difficult situations that you have experienced;

  • Recurrent emotions; 

  • Repetitive patterns in your life (relationship, work, etc.);

  • If you are taking/have taken any medication; 

  • If you have had therapy.

I WILL USUALLY ASK YOU ABOUT:

  • Your objectives;

  • Your expectations;

  • How you would like to feel at the end of our work together.

 

FEES

INDIVIDUALS

CHF 150.- per 60-minute session,
CHF 180.- per 75-minute session

PAYMENTS

Payments are due after each session. Cards are accepted.

COMPLEMENTARY INSURANCE

I am recognized by ASCA, method 491 'counselling'. Please talk to your insurance if you are eligible for reimbursement.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Office policy is a 24-hour prior notice to cancel or reschedule an appointment. 24 hours is defined as one business day. For example, if you have an appointment at 3pm, you need to cancel before 3pm the day before. Otherwise, the full amount is payable. 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO ARE YOUR CLIENTS?

I work with clients from 18 years onwards. All genders and sexual orientations are welcome.

WHAT METHODS DO YOU USE?

I use the following body-brain-oriented therapy methods and I adjust my work according to the individual's needs:

- Brainspotting;

Lifespan Intergration

Hakomi Therapy

Systemic Therapy;

Mindfulness methods.

HOW FREQUENTLY DO I NEED TO SEE YOU?

Personal development is a very individual process. While for some clients a weekly support feels appropriate, for others, bi-weekly or monthly sessions might be more suitable. The same applies for the length of therapy and, therefore, cannot be generalised.

However, it is in my interest to support clients in moving towards their therapeutic objectives as rapidly as their physical and mental situation allows.

WILL PHONE CALLS BE CHARGED?

Phone calls lasting more than 10 minutes will be charged according to the hourly rate.

DO YOU GIVE ONLINE SESSIONS?

Yes, I do give online sessions, if your audio and internet connection are stable.

 WHAT KIND OF HOMEWORK DO YOU GIVE CLIENTS?

I usually ask clients to observe emotions and bodily sensations in daily situations. The objective is to develop consciousness and bodily awareness of automatic patterns. 

Integrating the session in your day-to-day life speeds up the therapeutic process. For example, if you have never said 'no' in your life, we will work on the feeling that prevents you from setting limits. However, trying it out and exploring how your emotional reactions keep changing in the process, helps neuronal connections to alter.

WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY AND HOW DO YOU APPROACH HELPING YOUR CLIENTS?

I believe that each individual is born with a unique package of characteristics and skill sets. However, external factors, for example, a difficult upbringing or an abusive relationship, influence people’s sense of inner love and safety, making it difficult for them to develop confidence and live their life to the fullest.

Although most parents mean truly well and give their very best, they unconsciously transfer their emotional burden and belief systems onto their children, projecting what they have learned from their parents. Often what parents see in their children is not related to the child’s needs or identity but rather to what they want to see according to their own needs. 
 

In the process of becoming an adult, children ideally become aware of the discrepancy between what they have learned to be and their inner self. Self-development includes the process of allowing yourself to explore your needs, your values, your limits and to live them authentically by shedding any automatic patterns that might make you suffer.

In my work with clients, I try to create a non-judgmental, compassionate and safe space where clients can open, connect, share and integrate the work we have done together in their daily life in order to leave shame, guilt and self-doubt behind and to live their unique self with joy, freedom and confidence.

 

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