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English speaking counselors or therapists Hamburg

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At the risk of people thinking that I am off-balance...

 

I would like to invest some time and money talking to a counselor or therapist in Hamburg.

 

Having so very many issues of my own, I only think it polite to share them with someone. :-)

 

In all seriousness, I would like to know how the process works with counseling in Germany, and if insurance covers such a thing (and if so, if that information is passed on to my employers). I would especially be interested in talking to anger management and life/relationship specialists if such a thing exists. Like many people, I have crud in my past that I think would be much more healthy to work through than to hold on to and revisit (often an inopportune times). Such revisitations can lead to mild bouts of depression.

 

For such discussions, I really do feel that English speaking counselors are a necessity.

 

Any and all SERIOUS advise is most welcome.

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Talk to your GP and he might give you a referral (Überweisung) to a therapist. He/she might know someone that can tend to your need in English, but if not, it would be up to you to find one that does.

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I enquired about this myself at a doctor's office a while ago. It is possible to get a referal (Überweisung) but not sure for how many sessions. As for getting an English-speaking therapist, I was referred to my insurer (krankenkasse) for a list of available English-speaking therapists. I never followed it up or had therapy though. Just asked more out of curiosity for when that day comes... which, after living here for long enough, I'm sure I may well need :)

 

Sorry I can't be more helpful.

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You could try this guy but note that he does not work with gesetzlichen Krankenkassen and only a few private ones... cash always welcome.

 

Or you could ask this place if there are any English-speaking psychologists.

 

I'd advise against Dipl.Psych.'s (prefer a Ph.D in Psych) because they are handed out like sweets at a kid's birthday party in Germany.

 

Traditionally, there is more of a tendency here to treat depression with manual work on some remote farm. This may seem like avoiding the problem, when you compare it to the hours of talking you get in Anglo countries, but keeping your body busy doing some mundane physical activity is kind of like meditation and stops you moping.

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Hey OP,

 

I can relay my own experience. I´m German and in the public health insurance scheme. My insurance covered an initial 10 group sessions and 25 individual sessions.

 

Due to Datenschutz, your KK or anyone else involved is barred from informing your employer or anyone else about any medical treatment you receive. They can´t even tell anybody whether or not you are receiving treatment.

 

And regarding choice of therapist, I can recomend VT-Falkenried with offices in Eppendorf and at Jarrestraße, www.vt-falkenried.de. Since they are academcis I would expect them to speak English, as to anyone there being a native English speaker I have no knowledge.

And also, I don´t know whether the therapy they specialize in (behavioural therapy) would even be what you need/want.

 

Hope I could help,

best wishes

 

P.S.: Just realized this was an old thread, shortended my reply, PM me if you need anything further

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MrNoesy: "I'd advise against Dipl.Psych.'s (prefer a Ph.D in Psych) because they are handed out like sweets at a kid's birthday party in Germany."

 

What a load of rubbish.

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Dear All,

 

I like to let you know about my counselling service located right in the center of Hamburg. I am a internationally (UK and Australia) trained integrative counsellor and worked many years abroad with clients providing integrative psychotherapy/counselling (Analytical and humanistic based). I also offer bodywork, such as healing massage and Reiki.

 

More information about me on my Homepage:

 

www.liskielmann@bewusst-leben-praxis.com

 

I look forward to hear from you.

 

Best regards

LK

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Hello, my name is Jonathan Back and I am an English-speaking psychologist and personal coach from Australia.

I have relocated to Hamburg (Eimsbüttel) and offer mindfulness-based counselling in English.

For further information, please visit my website - I welcome you to contact me with any questions you might have.

 

https://psychologisthamburg.wordpress.com/

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