Working as an “expat” therapist in Berlin can unfortunately sometimes feel as isolating as it does for your clients. Continuing your own professional development in a language you can feel comfortable with is, in my experience, a vital part of self care.
As a trained systemic supervisor, I work with therapists with varying theoretical approaches. Supervision means to me to provide a safe space to mindfully look together at the dynamics between you and your client(s), to work on any issues from your personal life that may impact your work and to support you in your professional development. In addition to systemic theories such as Virgina Satir’s work and narrative therapy, my approach is very much informed by Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and my personal mindfulness practice. I currently provide supervision at my own practice and at the Medical School Berlin (MSB), as part of my teaching in systemic counselling.
“I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person” – Virgina Satir