& Frequently Asked Questions
Appointments & Scheduling
To arrange an appointment for a 1 to 1 session, I encourage you to send me a message via the contacts below and I will get back to you in short (if you don't receive a response within 2-3 days, please check your Spam folder). When writing to me, please mention if you prefer morning, afternoon or evening appointments and I will try to accommodate.
The group sessions are always announced well in advance in the Events section and on my Facebook page, I do however request that you send me a message to register (vs. just marking your attendance in the Facebook event).
Prices & Payment Details
Standard hourly rate for private individuals (1to1 counseling and coaching): 80 EUR (not covered by German health insurance).
A few discounted slots available. Please feel free to enquire. I also continuously offer (a limited number of) free slots to those who are unable to pay for counseling at the moment. Read all about that here.
For companies (coaching, training, etc.) I share a proposal on a case-by-case basis (calculated on the basis of a 100 EUR/hour standard hourly rate). Based on an initial discussion, I prepare a tailor-made breakdown of hours and an official cost proposal.
The prices of the workshops, training- and group sessions vary and are indicated in each event announcement.
I accept payment by debit/credit card, Paypal as well as bank transfer.
The first contact (a maximum 30-minute phone call or online talk) is free of charge and requires no commitment from you. This way you can tell me a bit about your topic, ask questions about my approach, and decide if you would like to book a session with me.
The individual, as well as the group sessions, are held in Aquariana, in a central location in Kreuzberg, Berlin (near Bergmannstrasse) with easy access via public transport (U6, U7, bus 104, M19, etc.). The location also has its own parking for bikes and cars and is wheelchair accessible. In case you live outside Berlin (or even Germany), online sessions via Zoom/Skype can also be arranged.
The exact address of the location:
Aquariana, Am Tempelhofer Berg 7D, 10965 Berlin-Kreuzberg
Detailed info on how to get there (in German) here.
I work with fairly standard professional terms when it comes to Cancellations, Payment, Confidentiality, etc. These are all discussed and agreed at our first session in detail, and you also receive a written summary of these terms. If you would like to read these before the first session, I can send them to you in a pdf, feel free to request this in an email.
Frequently asked questions / Häufig gestellte Fragen
Do you also offer counseling to children? / Bieten Sie auch Beratung/Coaching für Kinder an?
No. Although children are naturally comfortable with fairytales, counseling children requires a different methodology and that is not my area of expertise. I currently only work with adults.
Nein. Obwohl Kinder sich natürlich mit Märchen wohlfühlen, erfordert die Beratung von Kindern eine andere Methodik und das ist nicht mein Fachgebiet. Derzeit arbeite ich nur mit Erwachsenen.
Do you offer couples- and family counseling? / Bieten Sie auch Paar- und Familienberatungen an?
Not yet, but it is part of my plans for the near future. Check back later for updates on this, or just drop me a message so I can notify you when it becomes available.
In what languages do you offer counseling and coaching? / In welchen Sprachen bieten Sie Beratung und Coaching an?
English, German and Hungarian.
Can I bring children to the session? / Kann ich Kinder zur Sitzung mitbringen?
Please don't. Both the individual, and the group counseling sessions require you to be able to relax and focus fully on the topic. That's why I suggest that you keep this hour just for yourself.
Do I need regular sessions, or can I just come on an ad-hoc basis? / Brauche ich regelmäßige Sitzungen, oder reicht es, wenn ich nur ad-hoc, wenn ich gerade konkreten Beistand brauche, komme?
That depends on your topic, your objectives and on your (mostly financial and scheduling) possibilities. Regular sessions help deepen the process faster, however in some cases, only 2-3 sessions (or even ad-hoc scheduling) have proved to be also very useful for some. In short, I am flexible and am open to discussing the approach based on your needs and possibilities.
Does your counseling substitute psychiatric treatment? / Ersetzt Ihre Beratung eine psychiatrische Behandlung?
Absolutely not. Counseling is not meant to substitute psychiatric or medical help. If you need emergency help, please contact your local emergency medical services instead. Berliner Krisendienst also offers assistance in multiple languages for those in crisis.
Is your therapy space wheelchair accessible? / Ist Ihr Therapieraum rollstuhlgerecht?
Yes. It is possible to drive directly to the entrance of our building. The entrance to the therapy space has an elevator that is wheelchair-sized and there are no further barriers along the way to the therapy rooms. Unfortunately, the toilets are too narrow for wheelchairs.
Does the health insurance (Krankenkasse) pay for these sessions? / Übernimmt die Krankenkasse die Kosten für diese Sitzungen?
No, it doesn't. To find a therapist covered by health insurance, search the official directories for psychological psychotherapists. I am only able to accept self-paying clients (and companies), this is therefore your investment into your well-being and life satisfaction.