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Hi,

I have a friend who is really struggling emotionally, at risk of hurting herself, and has nowhere to go and no one to talk to. I'm very worried. Where can we go? Does anyone have recommendations for a therapist or counselor?

We need someone
- in Zurich or in Geneve
- very fluent in English or Chinese
- preferably not too heavy on the psychoanalysis, but capable of connecting to the present moment and emotions, helping process, provide empathic self-connection ... Just a preference.

If you have good experience with anyone (or perhaps you offer such services yourself), please let us know. Sending a private message is fine, of course.

Also, are there phone numbers one can call to talk to someone and be helped in good English?

Thanks very much for reading!


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Re: urgently needed - English speaking counselor, therapist, ...

I have seen this person promoted here. I have no personal knowledge or recommendation though

http://www.englishforum.ch/commercia...therapist.html
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Re: urgently needed - English speaking counselor, therapist, ...

Google "crisis intervention Zurich". Can't give a recommendation. Know some people but I'm not sure regarding "perfect english".
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Re: urgently needed - English speaking counselor, therapist, ...

First step would normally be to go to the general doctor 'hausartz'...

If it is a true psychiatric emergency, then this is the link to the crisis intervention in zurich.
http://www.pukzh.ch/diagnose-behandl...nintervention/

If she is willing, you could phone them on her behalf, to find out how to access the support that she needs.

Do not assume that they do not have english-speaking staff. The vast majority of medical practitioners i have dealt with thus far have had fluent english, or can refer to someone who does...
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Re: urgently needed - English speaking counselor, therapist, ...

Yes, another link in english would be this one for Zurich:

http://www.pbs.uzh.ch/beratung/krise...ention_en.html

Guess they are connected with the KIZ.
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Re: urgently needed - English speaking counselor, therapist, ...

Hello there

Take a look at this website (from a personal friend) who worked in China. It may not be appropriate as the emphasis here is on coaching but I send it in case or maybe she an further direct you

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http://www.kosub-coaching.ch/content.cfm?content=15
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Re: urgently needed - English speaking counselor, therapist, ...

Hi everyone,

thanks very much for the quick answers in your posts and also by PM. We've made an initial appointment and hope for a good outcome. Really appreciate your help and concern!!
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there si a really good British counsellor who offers phone Skype counselling in Zurich called Caroline Garrod. She also has a background in Mental Health Nursing and her website is www.expatcounselling.com
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