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Support & About Me

I can support you in managing

Depression, 
stress,
low self-esteem

Anxiety e.g.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder,
social anxiety disorder,
panic disorder,
specific phobias,
health anxiety disorder,
generalised anxiety disorder

Trauma e.g.
Post traumatic stress disorder

Symptoms that you might notice could include

Feeling anxious, low, overwhelmed, stressed, guilty, panicky

Thinking I can't cope, I will never get better, there is no point, what if thoughts, experiencing recurrent thoughts/ images/ memories

Behaving out of character, crying more than usual, not engaging in hobbies anymore, avoiding situations and people, ruminating, worrying

Your body feeling lethargic, tired, heavy, heart racing, sweating, having sleeping difficulties, nightmares

It is thought that approximately 1 in 4 people will experience depression and 1 in 3 people will experience anxiety related difficulties in the UK at some point in their lives. Major depression has been suggested to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide.

About Me

My name is Birte and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the German Gesundheitsamt as Heilpraktiker (Psychotherapie). I have been supporting people with mental health difficulties since 2014 and specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for common mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and trauma in 2017. I have been working for charities, the NHS, private hospitals, private psychotherapy services and in my private practice.

I provide confidential psychotherapy in a safe and non-judgemental space so that you can share your experiences, understand why you are feeling a certain way and learn strategies to improve your wellbeing. CBT is a talking therapy that has been shown to effectively treat anxiety, depression and trauma. I will be using these evidence-based interventions to help you manage your difficulties and to support you in reaching your goals. 

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Degrees and professional qualifications

PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Royal Holloway, University of London

MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

Goldsmiths College, University of London

PG Diploma in Psychology

University of West London

BA in Tourism and Travel Management

International University of Applied Sciences-Bad Honnef

Latest professional development trainings

Schema Therapy online training

ACT for loss and grief,
ACT as a brief intervention,
ACT for depression and anxiety

Culturally sensitive CBT, 
Trauma focussed CBT for complex PTSD

Working with brain injury, neurological conditions and chronic pain

I offer sessions online in
English and German

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In case of a crisis

Please note, I do not offer crisis support and sessions are through booked appointments only.

If you require urgent help, please contact your GP during practice hours.

If there is immediate danger, please go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or call an ambulance.

For emotional support you can also contact the Samaritans on 116 123 (UK)
Telefonseelsorge on 
0800 1110111 (DE)
These services are generally available 24/7.

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