English-speaking Jungian Psychoanalyst in Berlin
IAAP / AGAP
How i work
I’m a Jungian psychoanalyst trained in Switzerland with a practice in Berlin for the last six years. My work aims to help individuals find purpose and restore meaning in their life. I am specialized in trauma, working through loss, existential crises, and difficult life transitions. For this purpose, I work with dreams, active imagination, creativity and play as part of the therapeutic process. I offer counselling to individuals in English, Swedish and German.
Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung wrote that nobody as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life is without trouble. As an English-speaking Jungian psychoanalyst in Berlin, my work is to support individuals in navigating the chaos, trouble, and suffering that everyday life entails.
Through mutual exploration, it is possible to better understand some of the underlying currents that shape our lives. Psychoanalysis views human behavior and motivations as partly driven by unconscious conflicts, complexes, and trauma, some of which are based in childhood experiences. By connecting with dreams, imagination, memory and the capacity for creativity and play, the therapeutic process can help healing take place.
Symptoms such as panic attacks, anxiety, compulsions, and psychosomatic problems are, from a psychoanalytic lens, not always something that should be simply removed through treatment. Rather, they should be understood as signs with a certain message; signs which call for a change in how to live one's life.
I offer Jungian Psychoanalysis and Counseling in English, German and Swedish at Mittelweg 50 in Neukölln, Berlin. I am also licensed as Heilpraktiker for psychotherapy in Germany. I don't work with public insurances (such as TK).
Jungian Psychoanalyst & Co-founder of Mittelweg 50, Berlin
2013 - Today
Heilpraktiker for Psychotherapy, Berlin
Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the ISAP, Zürich Switzerland
2010 - 2015
Analyst & Counsellor at IMD, MBA Program Lausanne, Switzerland
Schlosspark Klinik Charlottenburg, Berlin, William Slater Outpatient Clinic, Cape Town
2012 - 2015
The Jungian approach to psychoanalysis is a creative one in which the search for meaning and purpose is central. While many modern psychologies merely see psychological suffering and its related symptoms as something best cured with short-term therapy and/or anti-depressive medication, the Jungian approach views problems as a possibility for personal renewal and a positive change in life through the deepening of the life experience.
In Jungian psychology, the emphasis is put on empathy and the inter-subjective relationship between the client and therapist. Jungian psychoanalysis is an explorative and collaborative process where the therapist and client together seek to identify the underlying causes of suffering and personal conflicts. It seeks the root cause and meaning behind the symptoms in order to establish a new path in life that enables development and healing.
A Jungian analysis often involves meeting one to two 50-minute hours per week. This will be adjusted to your current life situation.
Here are links to some of my published articles and books, exploring contemporary culture through the lens of depth psychology.
An in-depth psychological analysis of the brand Apple.inc. Published by The Jung Journal in San Francisco. Text version
How psychoanalytical insights works as the underpinning psychological engine in transforming products to symbols – needs to desires and people to consumers.