Cognitive behavioural therapy is a scientifically based form of psychotherapy that is suitable for the treatment of almost all mental illnesses and has been shown to be highly effective. It is problem- and solution-oriented and deals with the present.
Initially, we will focus on the causes and triggers for your current problems. This includes not only behaviour, but also feelings and thoughts. In addition, circumstances and conditions that lead to the maintenance of the problems are analysed, so that new behaviours and coping strategies can be learned step by step.
Thereby, you can often learn to deal with difficult situations in a better way relatively quickly. The aim of cognitive-behavioural therapy is to bring the patient a better quality of life.
Schema therapy can be seen as an extension of cognitive-behavioural therapy. It is concerned with so-called "schemas", i.e. complex thought and behaviour patterns that were learned during key emotional situations in our development.
After traumatic experiences, chronic frustrations or when basic needs are not met in the long term, "maladaptive", negative schemas emerge which reappear again and again in new situations and lead to problems. In schema therapy, these negative schemas can be worked on and changed.
This form of therapy is particularly effective and requires a strong therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.
Therapy for traumatic experiences and trauma related disorders (e.g. post traumatic stress disorder PTSD)
Trauma therapy is about gradually reprocessing traumatic experiences in order to avoid or reduce the resulting suffering and possible trauma related disorders (such as post-traumatic stress disorder).
The therapeutic process goes through phases of stabilization, processing and acceptance. In trauma therapy, it is particularly important to create a safe and trusting therapeutic environment. One method that has been proven to be particularly effective in improving trauma processing is EMDR ("Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing"). This method is based on the assumption that traumatic memories have been partially fragmented and stored incorrectly in the brain, so that they are repeatedly evoked by certain triggers (e.g. images, sounds or smells). This can lead to flashbacks, intrusive memories, nightmares and feelings of anxiety and panic.
In EMDR therapy, the traumatic experiences are recalled in a safe setting while the therapist guides the patient in making certain eye movements. These movements promote processes in the brain that activate self-healing and allow for renewed, improved processing of the traumatic memory. The effectiveness of EMDR has been scientifically proven many times over and can occur after just a few sessions.
The cost of EMDR treatments are currently only covered by health insurance for adult patients, so that parents/caretakers of children and adolescents must make payments themselves if EMDR treatment is desired.
"Psychodrama is the method that explores the truth of the soul through action".
In psychodrama according to Jacob L. Moreno, the behaviour of people involved can be viewed through spontaneous scenic acting. Thus, through role-playing and natural play, even particularly difficult experiences and feelings can be brought out relatively easily and can thus be processed anew.
Since playing in psychodrama has a high symbolic value, this method is particularly well suited for working with children and adolescents on traumatic experiences, as well as other psychological problems, in an age-appropriate manner. A particularly empathic encounter, understanding for the child's experience as well as trust and security are core elements of psychodrama.
- For patients with German standard public health insurance, the cost of therapy is fully covered by the insurance company. There is no additional cost.
- For privately insured patients, the fee is based on the scale of fees for psychotherapists (GOP) and is usually billed at an increase rate of 2.3. As private insurances coverage can vary, please contact your insurance for further information.
- Alternative you can pay yourself. Self-payers are charged 100,- € for one session of cognitive- behavioural therapy.