Meeting you exactly where you’re at: Private 1:1 Counseling
Hello fellow helper. Thank you for being here. First off, there’s something I’d like you to ask yourself:
- easily feel irritable and less patient toward those you serve than you used to?
- catch yourself not taking enough breaks?
- feel unappreciated and left alone by the system that’s supposed to support you?
- feel that if you continue like this, you won’t be able to do this work in the long-term?
- noticed that your body started giving you warning signs that you can’t ignore any longer?
- simply feel fatigued and exhausted?
Or maybe you…
- are so used to putting everyone else’s needs before your own that you don’t even know how to answer the question “What do I need right now?“
- take things personally?
- constantly feel stressed and overwhelmed by your demanding role as a helper?
- feel stuck in a job that drains your energy, increases your stress levels, and has you moving toward burnout?
- feel like you’re losing your sense of self-confidence?
If you answered yes to any of these questions:
You’re not alone. In fact, many helping professionals feel the same as you do.
And I’m here to help you.
When I myself struggled with feelings of stress and overwhelm during my first job in a helping profession, I had no choice but to get private counseling. During this process, I was able to understand some ways in which I’m conditioned and how that hindered me in taking good care of myself.
I wanted to feel more balanced and connected to myself, so I could be there for myself, my clients, and my loved ones. With lots of trial and error, I found a way.
And now I want to support you, so you can mindfully cope with any stress and overwhelm, and increase your sense of well-being.
I’m committed to help you find a sustainable self-care practice.
One that allows you…
- to do the important work you do in this world for the long-run
- to feel present with your clients and patients because you’re centered in yourself
- to feel connected to yourself, find joy and balance at work, and let that be a ripple effect that influences the lives of those you serve
Private 1:1 Counseling
How you experience stress and overwhelm is different to how anyone else experiences it. This means that your self-care needs to be individualized as well.
What kind of self-care you need at which point of your life highly depends on your specific situation and the resources available to you. It’s an ever-evolving process to listen to ourselves and figure out what we need right now, and what we can let go of.
That’s where I come in.
In our private one-on-one setting, we have the chance to go deep.
And while I’ll give suggestions as to which topics we can work on, I encourage you to claim this time as yours to use for whatever it is that you need.
My counseling approach is trauma-informed and greatly incorporates mindfulness as a tool for stress management.
You may also notice that I work in a culturally-sensitive manner and consider how the system you work and live in influences your well-being.
To give you an idea, here are some of the topics we may get into if you decide to work with me (our work is neither defined by nor limited to these examples).
Depending on your specific situation, we may…
- identify your stressors
- explore your needs
- discover your resources
- analyze the structures you move in and find out how they’re supporting or hindering you
- uncover destructive behaviors
- explore your limiting beliefs
- learn to set and keep boundaries
- discover your values
- identify your personal warning signs
- practice self-care techniques and tools and find a self-care practice that works for you
- find out what you need in order to adapt to a new situation in your work or private life
- help you make an important decision about your job (“Should I stay or should I go?“)
- befriend your inner critic
However, most importantly, you need to know that I’ll meet you exactly where you’re at.
While I want to give you knowledge and tools to work with, I also acknowledge that, ultimately, you’re the one making the decisions about what works for you.
This private counseling is NOT for you if...
- you’re not ready to look inward and face parts of yourself you weren’t aware of before but that will help you grow
- you’re not open to make changes in your life that will place your own well-being high up on your list of priorities
- you don’t feel worthy of spending time, energy, and money on yourself (yet)
FAQs Private 1:1 Counseling
We’ll meet for 60 minutes per session.
We’ll meet weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your needs. If you work in shifts, we'll try to find a way to schedule accordingly.
The sessions are held online. You will receive access to a link before our sessions, using a secure video platform. You’ll need access to a strong internet connection and a device with a camera (computer, tablet, or smartphone).
It’s crucial that you have a private, quiet, and safe space available for the duration of our sessions. Earphones can help create a sense of privacy. I encourage you to prepare a space in which you feel comfortable, as this is one of the benefits of online counseling.
Depending on how many spaces are available at a certain time, there may be a short wait before we can start working together. Once you contact me, I’ll let you know about my current availability and, if applicable, to organize a free 30-minute exploration call.
The call is a chance for us to get to know each other, for you to share what you’d like me to know about your situation and your decision to begin counseling, and ask questions. There’s no obligation to start counseling with me, and the call is an opportunity to decide if we’re a good fit.
If we decide to work together, we’ll meet for our initial session. This one serves as an opportunity for me to get to know you and your situation better, and we can discuss some possible goals you may have. I’ll also send you some paperwork that we both need to sign before we begin. We then can agree on a weekly time to meet.
No. If you want to learn the skills you need before you find yourself in a difficult situation, you're very welcome to our time together in this way, too. Together, we could look at some warning signs and skills you may benefit from.
No. The counseling I offer is an ongoing process that ends whenever you feel that it should. That’s because I believe our journeys are so individual that they shouldn’t have a predefined endpoint. However, I do recommend a container of a minimum of 3 months, and ideally 6 months, in order for you to be able to apply whatever we explore together to your life.
Each 60-minute session is priced at 95 Euros. Depending on your situation, I may encourage you to try to get a refund for (part of) our sessions from your employer. We can explore together what this can look like.
I will send you a monthly invoice with the sessions we’ve had the previous month. Payment is due within 7 days of receipt of the invoice.
Finishing our counseling sessions is possible at any time. However, I ask you bring it up ahead of time, so we can plan the end of the counseling as well as set one session aside dedicated to bringing our process together to an end.
Sessions that are cancelled by you up to 24 hours before the agreed time will not be billed.
I offer counseling both in English and German.
Contact me for a
The content I share on my website, in my newsletter, on my Instagram account, and through my services is not intended to serve as medical advice or replace any form of medical diagnosis or treatment. The counseling I offer is not a substitute for a consultation with a physician or psychotherapy, nor is it intended to replace it. Rather, it deals with coping with situations outside of medicine. You should always consult with your physician before altering or changing any aspect of your medical treatment. Do not stop or change any prescription medications without the guidance and advice of your physician. My goal is to share educational information and offer suggestions that I feel may be helpful. However, it’s not possible for me to know whether these will help you personally. My content should not be treated as personal advice. Any use of the content is based on your good judgment and is your responsibility. If you would like to explore working with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on this website. Thank you for being here and for sharing your valuable time with me. May my work be of benefit to you, wherever you are in your own journey.