How do I work

My approach to work is guided by a holistic view of the human experience. I believe that each of us possesses the potential for a fulfilling and harmonious life, and I assist individuals in unfolding this potential for themselves.

I primarily work using the somatic method called Compassionate Inquiry, developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, and incorporate aspects of Internal Family Systems (IFS) by Richard Swartz. “Somatic” in this context means that the body is included in the process, but it is important to note that this is done solely through verbal guidance. There is no physical touch involved.

In my counseling, I integrate aspects of the mind, body, and intellect. We engage in conversation, and I guide you to become increasingly aware of your body and understand its language in greater detail.

Building upon the Polyvagal Theory, this integrated somatic approach can stimulate the body to form new neurological connections, resulting in a new experience of connection, attachment, and self-awareness.

I believe that, deep down, we all intuitively know what is good and right for us. However, this knowledge can become obscured over the course of our lives and needs to be brought from the unconscious to the conscious.

With empathy, warmth, and a natural curiosity, I approach you and hold a space where you can explore and know yourself on a deeper level without judgment. You are encouraged to experience and reflect upon all your emotions. I support you in connecting with your strength and joy.

What is Compassionate Inquiry?

Compassionate Inquiry is a process in which the client and the coach work together to uncover hidden assumptions, beliefs, implicit (unconscious) memories, and somatically held experiences, bringing them into conscious awareness. This helps us recognize how we interpret the world around us and, consequently, how we interact with it.

In essence, Compassionate Inquiry allows the client to identify the unconscious dynamics that significantly influence their life, with the goal of liberating themselves from these patterns.

The approach is based on various insights from interpersonal neurobiology, epigenetics, the Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems work, the exploration of developmental trauma, and somatic methods. These aspects are integrated and held together through a strong emphasis on presence, safety, and compassion in working with clients.

“The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them …

That’s what Compassionate Inquiry is.”

~ Dr. Gabor Maté


By choosing to seek support, you are embarking on a path of change and growth. Emotional insight and body awareness form the foundations from which you can lead a more fulfilling life.

In our sessions, we will explore your current experiences, belief systems, their embodiment in your body, and their connection to your personal life story.

Drawing upon my knowledge, experience, and intuition, I will meet you flexibly in each moment, supporting you on your journey of self-discovery.

Sessions can be conducted in German or English.


Couple relationships bring wonderful experiences, but they can also surface deep-rooted fears and negativity within partners.

In couples work, my goal is to help you find more vitality, connection, and ease in your relationship.

We will explore underlying dynamics, some might be unconscious, which contribute to conflicts in the relationship.

I encourage and support you in remaining authentic and vulnerable with each other throughout this process. This foundation allows true intimacy and connection to grow.


Working in a group provides a unique opportunity to consciously explore our issues in connection with others. It allows us to show our vulnerability and perhaps have a new experience with our vulnerability that supports our inner growth process.

Individual and collective wounds can be expressed and integrated within a supportive group setting.

In my experience, there is a special power in truly seeing each other in a group and being reminded that we all experience similar difficulties. This creates the potential for honest and deep encounters. We can shed our masks and be truly seen in a benevolent environment.

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate".

C.G. Jung

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