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Neurobiological science helps us to understand emotionality and therefore to understand other people. It provides me with a scientific basis for my work. It is 


Under regulated, overrregulated, well-regulated 


This is one way of doing psychotherapy and there are many more. I am trained in and influenced by family and systems-oriented psychotherapy, emotion-focussed psychotherapy, Ericksonian psychotherapy and neurobiological models for psychotherapy. I will give you a brief introduction to each of these approaches here.


I am also integrative in my approach to therapy, drawing primarily from concepts and methods from family and systems-oriented therapy, emotion-focussed therapy (a humanistic approach) and Ericksonian psychotherapy (a psychodynamic systems-oriented approach as can be found in the work of Milton H. Erickson). 

Schools of psychotherapy

Family and systems-oriented approaches understand problems within a relational context – they make sense when you observe them against the backdrop of the family or organisation within which they occur.  An example here: depression makes sense when someone does not feel loved and active problem-solving has so far nor worked so solve the problem. Psychotherapeutic interventions focus on helping the family, couple, or organisation to recognise problematic relational dynamics and to organise themselves in new ways, e.g. caring instead of blaming. 

Therapy can be problem-oriented ot solution and ressource- oriented and focussed on past, present or fture. Relational and attachment or symptom focussed. Expoerientual or convesational. A therapist might diagnose something tht is wrong with a client or 


My way of doing therapy


Psychotherapy is also known as psychological therapy or talking therapy…..

Side effects … Emotions … pain, sadness, fear, anger etc. 

Probleme rücken meistens in den Vordergrund, zb Beziehung, Depression, Schmerz …. problemaktualisierung notwendig für Zufriedenheit. Psychotherapie geht also davon aus, dass es etwas behandlungsbedürftiges gibt. Wie kommt man darauf? Entweder in dem Klient etwas mitbringt … mein Job macht mir unglücklich oder Diagnose. Diagnose Problem umschreiben auf Form, kann durch soziale Intervention gelöst werden Psychotherapie kann zeitliche Fokus haben… Vergangenheit, Gegenwart oder Zukunft Wachstum, level of experiencing Was wirkt? Psychotherapieforschung

Humanistic psychotherapist view people as being  are based on the assumption that people are inherently good, e.g. in emotion-focussed therapy which has humanistic origins, actions are understood in the context of people trying to fulfil fundamental needs, such as safety and attachment to significant others.  Interventions within humanistic approaches 

It adopts a holistic approach to human existence and pays special attention to such phenomena as creativity, free will, and positive human potential. It encourages viewing ourselves as a “whole person” greater than the sum of our parts and encourages self exploration rather than the study of behavior in other people. Humanistic psychology acknowledges spiritual aspiration as an integral part of the psyche. It is linked to the emerging field of transpersonal psychology.[3][4]

Primarily, this type of therapy encourages a self-awareness and mindfulness that helps the client change their state of mind and behaviour from one set of reactions to a healthier one with more productive self-awareness and thoughtful actions. Essentially, this approach allows the merging of mindfulness and behavioural therapy, with positive social support.

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