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Old 06.02.2007, 19:04
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english speaking psychologist in Zurich suggestion

Hi guys,

if any body knows psychologists/councelors Zurich,english speaking
i would very much appreciate your help.

Also,as i am greek,if any anybody knows a greek speaking therapist,would be great.

thanks a lot for your help

wakko!!
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Re: english speaking psychologist suggestion

You're in the right place, the Jungian institute is based in Zurich.

You can contact them http://www.junginstitut.ch/main/Show$Id=1001.html
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Re: english speaking psychologist suggestion

Well, what kind of therapy do you want? Cognitive behavioural? Gestalt therapy? Psychoanalysis? Clinical hypnotherapy? Dialectic behavioural therapy? Existential? Adlerian?

It might be worthwhile seeing what you expect and the scope of your therapy in terms of duration.

Also, be careful - not all therapists are covered or only a certain amount of hours. It's usually best to go somewhere that has a psychiatrist and psychotherapist working together when it comes to insurance issues.
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Well, what kind of therapy do you want? Cognitive behavioural? Gestalt therapy? Psychoanalysis? Clinical hypnotherapy? Dialectic behavioural therapy? Existential? Adlerian?

It might be worthwhile seeing what you expect and the scope of your therapy in terms of duration.

Also, be careful - not all therapists are covered or only a certain amount of hours. It's usually best to go somewhere that has a psychiatrist and psychotherapist working together when it comes to insurance issues.
at the moment epag is just making an enquiry as to to whether or not anyone knows particular people we would recommend and may not be as aware as you are of the particular differences in practice. Perhaps you may like to include recommendations of english speaking practitionsers within the different fields you suggest given your particularly expert knowledge.
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Well, what kind of therapy do you want?...
Great info, but the reality is that for English speaking practitioners, your choice is severely limited. Psychotherapy isn't something you want to enter into with someone who doens't speak the language of the session well - someone in therapy shouldn't have to be considering how they speak and if the therapist will understand the nuances of what's said. Unfortunately, many say they speak English but don't have proficency to the level required for psychotherapy.
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Re: english speaking psychologist in Zurich suggestion

Well sorry for asking but "I need therapy" can mean anything and wasting your time with the wrong kind seems a bit futile to me. Epag also mentioned speaking Greek, which widens the field a little.

You will also find that most people in the domain will have a fairly good level of English, as we are made to read texts in English from day one of your Psychology studies. By the time you have done five years of this, you will speak good English. Psychiatrists are in the same position, I know "The Lancet" is not common English but you do learn a lot.

But back on topic, the point is, I'm going to see my therapist tomorrow and would be prepared to ask her if she knows of anyone.
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Well sorry for asking but "I need therapy" can mean anything and wasting your time with the wrong kind seems a bit futile to me. Epag also mentioned speaking Greek, which widens the field a little.

You will also find that most people in the domain will have a fairly good level of English, as we are made to read texts in English from day one of your Psychology studies. By the time you have done five years of this, you will speak good English. Psychiatrists are in the same position, I know "The Lancet" is not common English but you do learn a lot.

But back on topic, the point is, I'm going to see my therapist tomorrow and would be prepared to ask her if she knows of anyone.
Well, sorry but saying "everyone reads texts in English" and speaking English fluently - to the level of understanding subtleties and accents are two very different things.
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You're in the right place, the Jungian institute is based in Zurich.

You can contact them http://www.junginstitut.ch/main/Show$Id=1001.html
yes,i know that.
As the matter of fact i live close to them but jungian approach i dont think is my thing (without being an expert)

thanks anyway
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Hi guys,

if any body knows psychologists/councelors Zurich,english speaking
i would very much appreciate your help.

Also,as i am greek,if any anybody knows a greek speaking therapist,would be great.

thanks a lot for your help

wakko!!
Dr. Judith Oehler (Badenerstr.) is an excellent psychiatrist to contact for that sort of info since she used to head the psychiatry dept at the Polyclinic (<- where most docs also speak English btw).

She knows who's who in Zürich and can make a recommendation for an English speaking psychologist.

Cheers!
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Re: english speaking psychologist in Zurich suggestion

Hi... first I am new to this forum, so hello. Secondly, I've been reading this post with some curiosity. I have question to pose to those who have responded to the question of finding an english speaking therapist in Zurich. My partner and I are seriously considering an attempt to relocate to Switzerland.. for a lot of reasons (quality of life, we're active rock and alpine climbers, we like the people and culture)... right now I'm a full time Lecturer (Assistant Prof) in Edinburgh with a specialty in Relationships of all kinds -- what makes them work and what makes them breakdown and what to do about it, etc (www.attachmentresearch.org). While in some ways I love academia, I also consider refocusing and putting my knowledge of human relationships into more actively helping people through conseling and therapy (academia can get very self-serving more than other-helping). So, I'm considering acquiring the additional training I need to be good at counseling (I am quite confident about having the right qualities).

Here is the question to you guys....

Do you think there would be enough clients for an American/English speaking (also fluent in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian) psychologist specialised in serving the English speaking community of Zurich (and/or towns within commuting distance) to make a decent living (perhaps along with part time university work and scholarship)? I'm also personally knowledgable of American and Scandinavian cultures (having grown up in both) as well of English and Scottish cultures from living in Edinburgh.

What do you think... something there would be a niche for??
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