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Gudrun Kober

Psychological therapy Psychologist, Integrative
English Other German
Customer Groups
Adults 18-67y Elderly over 67y Couples
Length of Therapy
Long-term Short-term
Evening appointments Daytime appointments
This therapist is a licensed psychologist and healthcare professional. They are not, however, a licensed psychotherapist and thus not eligible for e.g. Kela’s psychotherapy reimbursements. Read More.
Based on 25 yrs of experience in different cultural and work contexts I offer a range of psychological services aimed at enhancing your sense of well-being and achievement as well as experience of life-satisfaction. My working languages are English, German and Afrikaans (all mother tongue level).
Psychotherapeutic Orientation
  • Integrative
  • Family therapy
Additional Training

Crisis and traumas EMDR

About me as a therapist

There are transformative psychological processes inherent in all human beings. I offer clients a respectful and supportive professional relationship that enhances these “natural” processes. Central to my work is the effort to grasp “where the client is at”, to understand his/her emotional experience, thought processes and relationship networks. I enable clients to become aware of and build on their own resources, i.e. their strengths, abilities and talents. Drawing on careful listening, knowledge and experience, I ask questions and sometimes offer explanations. This can enable clients to develop constructive perspectives on, and paths out of, current difficulties. Sometimes I gently challenge.

About my therapy sessions

Based on our histories, we learn strategies for handling life’s challenges. These strategies include typical ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. We tend to use them automatically and unconsciously. In the course of our development and as life circumstances change, previously effective strategies may become dysfunctional. I help clients to recognise and understand these patterns. Together we identify how the client can transform the patterns so that they can enhance psychological wellbeing. Rediscovering resources, i.e. strengths, supportive life experiences and interests, can provide a stepping- stone for developing new strategies.
My approach is integrative and includes elements of the following: systemic and family therapy, narrative therapy, trauma therapy, expressive therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. At the core of my work is a supportive and accepting therapeutic relationship that provides the safety needed to develop constructive perspectives on current challenges.

Issues often worked with
Depression/Anxiety Relationship problems Burnout Low self-esteem Feeling bad Changing lifestyle Eating disorders Anxiety towards social situations Processing my past Sexual abuse To deal with a crime victim, sudden loss or other traumatic experience Challenging life situation Self-destructive thoughts Personality disorders Personal growth and development Difficulty sleeping Gender or Sexual-Identity Questions Hurting yourself
Areas of Specialization
Personality disorders Eating disorders Seriously traumatized patients and dissociative disorders Multiculturalism / immigrants Diversity of Sexuality and Gender
My professional background and knowledge

Professional training as a clinical psychologist (Masters degree), University of Johannesburg, South Africa, completed 1988
Ph.D. in social psychology, University of South Africa, 1998
Family Therapy training: Institute of Family Therapy, Rome, 1992 and 1993
Certificate: Training and education of trauma practitioners, Johannesburg, 2003-2004
Certificate in dance- and expressive therapy, Centrum für Integrale Tanz- und Ausdruckstherapie/ Coaching, Munich, 2008-2012
EMDR Basic training, Centre for Trauma Therapy, Helsinki, 2014-2015
While working as a psychologist at the Psychotherapeutic Centre, Kitzberg Clinic Germany (4 years, full-time), I was responsible for case management, including group and individual psychotherapy, of patients suffering from a range of disorders, including post traumatic stress disorder, depression, personality disorders, anorexia nervosa and somatoform disorders. I participated in regular in-house training and supervision.

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