Afectivo Psychotherapie & Coaching

Fields of treatment

In Germany and many other countries of the world, mental illnesses are subdivided or classified according to the ICD - International Classification of Diseases. Therefore, I orientate myself in my work on it. But what is very important for me to mention in advance: I don't like to classify people into pigeonholes or "coding codes". Therefore, these classifications of the ICD are only a basis for me. I look at each person individually and as an individual.

Possible signs may indicate that you need psychotherapeutic help and that coaching is no longer sufficient:

  • You are very depressed, exhausted and sad or listless? Nothing brings you joy anymore and your mood is way down?
  • You have extreme mood swings?
  • You are afraid of certain situations or animals and avoid certain situations?
  • You suffer from actions that you have to repeat compulsively although you don't find it useful?
  • You have physical complaints and your doctor cannot find an organic cause?
  • You have undergone a stressful life change (e.g. new job, separation from your partner) and you still feel bad even after a long time?
  • You experience flashbacks of a stressful event from the past, get panic and fear?
  • You hurt yourself or other people?
  • You are no longer in control of your emotions and have regular outbursts of anger?
  • You think you are too fat and refuse to eat even though you are not too fat?
  • You can't sleep in or through the night and brood almost all night?
  • You have increasing difficulties in dealing with other people - you think it is always "the others' fault"?

In my practice I therefore offer psychotherapy for the following mental illnesses:

  • Depressive moods
  • Depressions in general (in case of endogenous - e.g. genetically caused - depressions a doctor or psychiatrist has to be involved)
  • Anxiety disorders such as phobias, panic disorders (for phobias of dogs: animal-assisted! This is one of my main focuses)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Acute stress reactions
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - to be clarified in individual cases
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Personality disorders (e.g. borderline, narcissistic PS, obsessive PS)
  • Eating and sleeping disorders - to be clarified on a case-by-case basis.

I do not treat organic disorders (- psychiatrists), schizophrenias, substance related disorders and psychoses, manias, major depression and bipolar disorders. Please contact a doctor or psychiatrist directly.

Otherwise, feel free to contact me and we will find a way for you. I am happy to support you, if desired with my animal companions!