Therapy & Counselling

Method, What I offer and General conditions

„Life is what happens to us, while we are busy making other plans“. Allen Saunders


In the therapy and counselling sessions I use scientifically based methods, as a practioner for the field of psychotherapy: Cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy, systemic family therapy, paradoxical psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, intercultural psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy, mindfulness psychotherapy & crisis intervention.


Counselling and psychotherapy (HPG) is provided in the English, German and Greek language.

Specific methods

  • Integrative, cross-methodical psychotherapy (HPG), as a practioner for the field of psychotherapy
  • Cognitive restructuring, changing dysfunctional schemas
  • Exploration of the connection between thoughts, emotions, behaviour, symptoms, elaboration and correction of possible thinking errors
  • Development of targeted decision-making and problem solving strategies
  • Biography processing, development of a coherent narrative
  • Relaxation techniques, health promotion, learning to increase the stress and frustration tolerance, stress management, mindfulness training
  • Dealing with conflicts, blockades, unique situations, life coaching
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Couples therapy, nurture counselling, elaboration of common goals, systemic methods (e.g. circular questioning, family sculpture, etc.)
  • Neuropsychological methods
  • EMDR
  • Paradoxical interventions
  • Assertiveness training, communication training, promoting creativity, time management
  • Dealing with violence, problems of impulse control
  • Help to improve self-image: self-esteem, self-confidence, self-acceptance, coping with loneliness
  • Grief work, help with role change (crossing to other stages of the life cycle)
  • Coaching, Self-Management

What I offer

  • Diagnosis, counselling
  • Individual therapy for adults, adolescents
  • Couples therapy, marriage-, divorce counselling, parent-, family counselling
  • Intercultural psychotherapy, counselling of bicultural couples
  • Training of social skills, self-evolvement, life management
  • Crisis counselling, problem solving training, help with decision-making strategies
  • Online counselling

Therapy foci

  • Affective disorders (depression, dysthymia)
  • Anxiety disorders (panic attacks, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobias)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Disorders of impulse control (dealing with own anger, violence issues)
  • Dealing with stress, burnout
  • Life crises (e.g. problems in professional life, parenthood, retirement, separation, mourning, immigration, etc.)
  • Problems in the partnership, marriage, family, sex life

General conditions

  • The duration of a single counselling session is 60 minutes. The duration of the treatment can vary from 2-3 sessions (e.g. life-crisis, counselling, or help with the correct decision-making strategy for a very specific problem/dilemma) to a time period over a year. The counselling/psychotherapeutic sessions are usually held once a week, except for acute situations or problem worsening, where a greater session frequency is required.
  • The time between sessions during the counselling/therapy is very important for the patient/client, in order to deal with the therapeutic contents and possibly fulfil specific agreed tasks (for example relaxation exercises, collecting thoughts, treatment diaries, little real-life experiments).
  • A couple therapy or family counselling usually takes 5-20 sessions, with the intervals between sessions being usually longer than one week. The duration of the couple therapy session is 90-100 minutes.
  • The cost for a session is agreed upon individually, depending on the session duration and the specific cost carrier (self-payer, private insurance).
  • My psychotherapeutic work is regularly reflected by supervision, interaction with colleagues and constant educational trainings. Confidentiality is, of course, always assured.