Psychotherapy for depression in Hamburg, Germany

Do you experience difficulty concentrating, remembering details and making decisions? Do you often feel very tired and not interested in any activity? Together with feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, pessimism, irritability or sleep problems these symptoms could be signs that you are suffering from depression. Read more: Feeling depressed? 3 ways to eliminate negative emotions.

"Am I depressed or just sad?"

The difference between sadness and depression is that sadness (even extreme sadness) is a natural reaction to unpleasant events. Sadness gets better over time, whereas depression does not. Depression will start to get in the way of your daily life, whereas sadness usually passes with time. Read more: Crying every day? Simple exercise to overcome sadness.

How psychotherapy can help with depression:

Psychotherapy can help to understand what the causes of your depression are. You will learn how to approach and manage your feelings of depression. I offer cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) methods to provide practical tools that will help you to break free from the patterns of sadness and inability to change the situation. Read more: CBT for depression: Simple technique you can do at home.

"How long does it take to work?"

The length of treatment will vary from one individual to another. Acute difficulties usually require fewer sessions than chronic conditions. The method I use for treating depression is cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT. This is a highly effective psychotherapy which generally works fast. CBT focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes can affect your feelings and behaviour. You will learn to reframe harmful thought patterns and CBT will teach you helpful coping mechanisms. Discussion of treatment length will be part of our initial session. Read more: Living in Germany and feeling depressed? How built-up issues can increase abroad.

Fees:

The price for a 60 minute session is 110 €. Most of my clients visit me every other week (twice a month). To book a first session, you can send me an email or call me: +49 40 46090233. If you send me an email or reach my voicemail, please don’t forget to leave your phone number and the times I can reach you, so that I can call you back. Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you! Read more about my location and about me.