Psychotherapy in English
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 23. März 2020 Nachrichten aus der Praxis
A few years ago I was asked, if I would do psychotherapy sessions in English, too. After a short moment of hesitation I decided to give it a try. My first client was a student from India. She suffered from panic attacks, which kept her from continuing her studies. This disorder can be treated quite effectively by cognitive behavior therapy. We agreed to do five preliminary sessions at first. In these sessions I outlined the treatment approach and interviewed her on her biography and current life situation. While we were talking I began to take notes as I usually do during sessions. I took these notes in English at first. Surprisingly I wasn't quite able to write down a proper sentence, while I was having a conversation in English at the same time!