“In my new robe this morning – someone else”
MATSUO BASHO, A HAIKU POEM
Here you will learn more about me and my practice, where my focus is the method of Gestalt psychotherapy founded by Fritz Perls.
I offer client-centered therapy, using the roll play – empty chair method, while being attentive to what is needed in your present situation.
Our starting point together:
From there onwards I will guide and support you in your process, towards learning how to make conscious decisions for yourself, based on who you really are and what you choose for yourself in your life.
There is no stigma attached to needing therapy.
The time to start is right now!
Biography – Brinesse Pfuderer
Born in Johannesburg from British descendants, I received my education, lived and worked in South Africa until I was 26 years old. In 1996 I immigrated to the Lake of Constance in Germany. I am married, have two almost adult children and became a German citizen in 2010.
During my final years in South Africa and the first five years in Germany, I worked as a sports clothing designer running my own business. While in Germany I qualified as a certified Aerobics and Hot-Iron® Instructor, teaching in sport studios and community establishments.
Around 2011, I started devoting more of my attention, not only to the health of the body but also to the health of the mind, which had been a constant interest of mine since being a teenager.
In 2011 to 2012 I received training in Family Constellations Therapy with Eva Albrecht-Eckart, using the method of role play, carried out in a group setting to uncover and resolve deep seated personal and family structures.
Also beginning in 2012 I embarked on an intensive training course to become a certified Gestalt Therapist, spanning over 5 years with Hans Jürgen Krebs at the IGGP : Private Institute for Holistic Gestalt Therapy and Personality Development. This included my own private individual sessions and working within group settings. Presently I belong to an ongoing supervision group and a peer group to stay abreast in the field.
Parallel to this, I began a correspondence course with theSGD -The Study Community of Darmstadt SGD- Studien Gemeinschaft Darmstadt studying the theory of psychotherapy, in preparation for my state exam as a Naturopath for Psychotherapy.
Finally receiving my state certificate and qualification in January 2019.
The German title being: Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie in Tübingen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.
For my exam preparation, I volunteered and worked in the acute inpatient ward, at the Weissenau psychiatric hospital in Ravensburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg.
In 2018 I attended the Tapping Plus® training course – learning the technique of Tapping, with with Petra Hurt at the Genuine Sense Certified Training Institute for Therapy and Coaching.
As a Naturopath for Psychotherapy and a Gestalt Therapist,
I offer the following services:
- Gestalt Psychotherapy
- Therapy sessions that are available in English and German
- Tapping Plus® Coaching – Tapping or also known as EFT (The Emotional Freedom Technique)
My forms of therapy are helpful to any person looking to develop their hidden potential, achieve more personal ease and a better quality of life.
I am open to work in a supportive role to other doctors, therapists, counselling centres or community centres where you may already be receiving therapy.
Please contact me by e-mail or telephone.
Private payment to be paid in cash on the day of therapy or using a direct debit with SUM UP®.
The cost per session may vary between Euro 50 and Euro 70 depending on length and situation of the session. This will be agreed on prior to the session.
Instances requiring therapy:
- To reduce personal inner suffering
- Overcoming conflicts
- A non-pathological emotional crisis
- Improvement in everyday life
- Partner issues
- Sexual issues
- Ex Patriots, relocation
- Unrealised potentials
- Decision making
- Issues with change
- Minor or mild Depression
“Reality can only be endured, when it is discovered by the self”.
The uniqueness of each person is highly valued in Gestalt Therapy.
We are interested in the individual’s experience, aiming to mould a new reality according to their needs and wishes, allowing for more personal control and stability. The focus is not on a “cure” but on the personal development and growth of the individual’s potential. It’s about learning to be yourself, and discovering who you really are.
“Gestalt” is a German word meaning a complete shape or figure, which has structure or meaning. In Gestalt Therapy we aim to address incomplete shapes or figures, i.e. hurts or other unresolved issues, so as to transform them into a complete shape, figure or a now resolved issue or situation.
Gestalt Therapy uses a positive approach and is a creative process, using inspiration and curiosity from all things available to us, helping us to discover our own beliefs and convictions.
In learning to take responsibility for your own outlook on life, you attain the power to create or recreate the layout of your inner landscape. Realising that you are not a victim but learn how to consciously navigate a new perception of a situation and how you can experience situations independently of what your environment may have dictated to you in the past.
“The important thing is not what others made of me, But what I make of what they made of me”.
“Tapping lies at the intersection of the Eastern lineage of acupressure or acupuncture and the Western lineage of psychology and other mind-body processes. It is at this intersection that the true magic happens.” Nick Ortner
Tapping is a form of acupressure which increases the endorphins
“The feel good” neurotransmitter levels in the brain.
Through tapping we activate the body along the traditional acupuncture or meridian points on the face or hands for instance.
Dysfunctional thoughts, negative emotions and memories can be loosened, replaced and transformed by simultaneously tapping along the meridians and saying positive affirmations.
Private Practice for Gestalt and Psychotherapy, in Meersburg on the Lake of Constance
My forms of therapy are helpful to any person looking to develop hidden potential, more personal ease and a better quality of life.
Consultations by appointment only.
Please contact me by e-mail or telephone.
I look forward to your request or message and normally you will receive an answer within 48 hours.
0049 157 596 573 14