Who I am
For me, becoming a therapist was the result of an emotional and creative journey. The loss of an essential attachment figure in my childhood caused me deep emotional upheaval, and took me many years to integrate psychologically. It is not surprising that emotionally focused couple therapy, which is based on attachment theory, resonated strongly with me. Having been in a couple for about 15 years, I can also see how the evolution of the relationship towards a stable and solid bond has allowed me to gain confidence in others and in myself.
Psychotherapy and artistic practice, especially theater, have helped me to welcome and identify painful emotions buried because I was unable to understand them. There are many links between psychology and theater, and my career as an actress allowed me to explore my emotions in new and profound ways.
As my experience grew, I gradually turned to writing and directing films. Writing requires imagining life journeys, telling stories, bringing emotions to life and creating characters by understanding their psychology. Directing requires meticulous attention to the actors' emotions, to their expressions as they appear on the screen. Directing actors means establishing a bond of trust, guiding them through their performance and helping them listen to the other characters. Openness, empathy and understanding are essential.
All these elements are present in my work as a therapist: through couples therapy, the partners are guided to listen to each other and to express their emotions so that they can change their perspective and learn to see each other differently. Throughout the sessions, I help couples build a dialogue, to write together a new page of their relationship and reinvent their story together.
To guarantee my clients a quality follow-up, my professional practice is supervised by experts in emotionally focused therapy.
As a psychotherapy practitioner, I am bound by the code of ethics for psychologists, which guarantees, among other things, professional confidentiality.
Professional experience and training:
- Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie: Certified practioner for psychotherapy with the Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie (official state certificate and license to practice psychotherapy)
Training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) with Matthias Angelstorf (EFT Community Germany): Basic Training and Core Skills Advanced Training
Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Individuals (EFIT) with Anne Belgram-Perkins (EFT Community France)
Online-training "Externship", by Sue Johnson, ICEEFT
Member of the EFT Community, Germany and the international Community ICEEFT
Independent practice as a couple therapist
Practices at the French therapy center Centre Pensées, Berlin
Previous education and training:
DFFB, German Film and Television Academy Berlin (Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin).
ENSATT, National School of Theatre Arts and Techniques (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniquues du Théâtre), Lyon, France.
Master 2 (DEA) in Comparative Literature, Paris Nanterre University, France.
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