Approach: Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic therapy
Qualification: Bachelor and Master degree in Psychology from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
Dorothea is specialized in Clinical and Health Psychology, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Currently she is also specializing in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Dublin Business School. Throughout her career she completed multiple training’s on topics such as sexual identity, traumatic experiences during childhood and adolescence, and couple therapy (Gottman Method, level 1). Dorothea is a member of the Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland and her work is under constant supervision.
She is primarily available for long term support and her work is mostly based on psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theories. Her clinical background, however, allows her to attune to the needs of her clients and adopt alternative approaches, as CBT strategies, whenever appropriate.
Dorothea provides therapy in English, German and Italian. She works with children (8 years or older), their parents, youths, and adults.
Dorothea gained significant experience working with children, adolescents and young adults across different countries. Before moving to Dublin, she worked in a psychiatric clinic for children and youth in Germany. She is especially interested in childhood development and personal development.
Dorothea believes that talking and non-judgmental listening are powerful tools in the therapeutic process. Her priority is to create a safe space where her clients feel free to talk. She tries to discover, together with her clients, what lies beyond the symptoms and she helps them find the strengths required to cope with similar challenges in the future.
Dorothea’s areas of work include:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Traumatic experiences
- Personal development
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Teenage issues
- Work-related issues