Welcome to my practice for couple therapy, marriage counselling and individual counselling in Zurich.
I am offering couple therapy, marriage counselling and individual
psychotherapy in English and German. Currently I am not practicing in Zurich. But I am available for sessions online.
Matthias Angelstorf Psychologist Couple Therapist Zurich
I am a psychologist and was trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy as well as Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. These therapy methods are at the cutting edge of our current knowledge on psychological change and healing. I am happy to be able to soon make these powerful, state-of-the-art therapeutic methods available to couples and individuals here in Zurich.
Counselling and couple therapy methods used in my practice for couples therapy and individual psychotherapy Zurich:
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy – the couple therapy method I will be using in my practice here in Zurich – has grown out of the observation that partners in a romantic relationship have a powerful impact on one another’s emotions. Depending on whether this impact is positive or negative, romantic relationships can either be a source of great comfort and joy or intense stress and pain. Partners in distressed relationships often get stuck in vicious cycles of interaction (negative patterns of mutual influence) which drown out feelings of love and passion and lead to ever-increasing distance and tension. When it has gotten to the point that distance and tension dominate the emotional climate of a relationship, then every difference or challenge that the couple may face can easily turn into a seemingly irresolvable conflict. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy teaches partners how to break out of these destructive patterns, so the relationship can once again become a source of comfort and joy. When feelings of love and passion are revived, the couple also becomes able to work together to resolve their conflict issues constructively.
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy – the therapy method that I draw on in my individual counselling sessions here in Zurich – is an integrative method of psychotherapy that synthesises the best elements of different schools of psychotherapy and counselling. It is also backed up by the latest scientific discoveries in neuropsychology. Many traditional models of therapy attempt to change unwanted feelings, thought and behaviors by focusing on the rational mind alone. Recent advances in neuropsychology helped us understand why this cannot work: Unwanted feelings, thoughts or behaviors are controlled by a different brain system – they are controlled by our emotional brain. If we want to change these feelings, thoughts and behaviors, we need to access and transform the relevant memories and learnings that are stored in our emotional brain. Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy has proven to be a formidable method for accessing and transforming emotional learnings which are at the root of troublesome feelings, thought and behaviors.
Whether you are struggling with feelings of low self-confidence, feelings of emptiness, depression, anxiety or relationship conflicts, in my practice for couple therapy and individual psychotherapy here in Zurich, I’ll help you discover ways of finding more happiness, confidence, resilience and love in your life.
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