...is indicated for those who are struggling with anxiety and depression or the negative fall-out of mood disorders. At Compass Counselling we provide English speaking counselling in Frankfurt, working within an evidence-based framework. The traditional talk therapy is rooted in the client centered, Solution Focused approach. Through the application of Cognitive Behavioural strategies we work to identify faulty core beliefs to break negative thought patterns and move towards a positive self relationship.
Other tools we work with stem from the latest research in brain science and the study of neuroplasticity. Through combining body awareness and imagery I teach clients self-directed tools that can change the neuroplasticity of the brain and help them cultivate positive emotions. Additionally I draw on my training in Hypnotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help clients achieve lasting changes and a sense of (re) empowerment.
"The brain is shaped by experience. And because we have a choice about what experiences we want to use to shape our brain, we have a responsibility to choose the experiences that will shape the brain towards the wise and wholesome." - Richard J. Davidson, PhD
we see therapy as a pragmatic tool through which clients learn self efficacy for successfully coping with and managing life's obstacles.
We talk. Therapy in my opinion is a dynamic process. In that sense I am actively listening and reflecting back to you what I hear, and what I hear between the lines, in order to help you understand a little more about yourself. Many clients seek therapy not because they are broken, but because their interpretation of life might benefit from a new perspective. We become used to our thoughts, and every time that we think a thought, we build a stronger neural network. This leads to repeating the same thought patterns over and over, and each time, carving them more into the brain.
My theoretical approach is rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy. This is an empirically validated form of therapy that teaches clients to restructure negative thought patterns. I also pull from other modalities, including imagery work. This is one of my favorites, because studies in neuroscience show that imagery work has a profound impact! This is because in imagery work, we work in the emotional part of the brain, where early learning takes place and where early memories that shape the way we view the world are stored. Another modality that I use in our sessions is psycho-education. Our brain is a very complex organ, and I help you understand, in simple terms, what happens in the brain when we feel anxious or stressed. I think it is really important to understand that some of the challenges we face are down to biological reactions. This can help us create a different relationship to our symptoms and find adaptive coping strategies.
In Germany I am registered as a Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie. This allows me to work with most private health insurance providers, but not public ones. If you are privately insured, please consult your insurance provider to find out their requirements for coverage.
Clients can pay for the session in cash at the end of the appointment or upon receiving an invoice at the end of the calendar month do a bank transfer. Either way, you are issued a document outlining your payments.
I am happy to arrange a free phone consultation with you to answer any additional questions and to see if working together would be a good fit for you. You can send me an email to email@example.com or use the contact request form below. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!