SEAN CARDEN

English Speaking Therapist in Berlin

Hello and welcome to my Website!

As you are exploring the idea of working with a Counsellor, I imagine that things have become challenging or difficult for you.  Going through this alone can feel isolating and desperate, it's not uncommon to feel that things will never get any better.  The fact that you recognize you are struggling, and you want to work with someone, is a huge first step: It deserves to be acknowledged!

 

The actual process of finding a Counsellor can be overwhelming, there are many different therapists working in lots of different ways. I didn't want to complicate things further, so I have tried to keep everything simple; offering an idea of what therapy can be and also sharing a bit about how I work.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me.  Also if you would like to have a chat, so that we can get to know a bit more about each other, I offer a 30-minute consultation, free of charge.

 

About Me

As a qualified counselor, I have over 7 years of experience and am registered with The British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy ( registered member # 383832 ).

I work 'Integeratively' this means that I combine a few different techniques from different styles of Therapy.  Working in this way allows me to tailor sessions to the specific needs of my clients:  After all, everyone is different!  With this style of Therapy, it can also evolve over time, to match the progress being made.  I have always found it to be a very organic process, looking at the person as a whole, rather than focusing on any one specific area or issue.

 

Guiding my work, is the belief that we are all living our own individual lives.  The happiness and sadness that we feel is solely ours, no one else will ever feel this ( we are all unique ), we can however share our lives and experiences with others.  As a Counsellor I'm there alongside you, working to understand and explore your world.  While there alongside you, I will be genuine and honest, owning my thoughts and feelings when I share them.  I will never judge or analyze you.

 
My Approach

I find working in the ‘ here and now’ to be an excellent tool to help clients understand their own process, think of it as working in ‘real-time’.  We can spend time exploring the past and also the future, however the key is to bring the thoughts, feelings and emotions back to the present: This helps to raise awareness around triggers and patterns of behavior ( anger, anxiety, addiction etc ).

 

I find it beneficial to work with descriptions and metaphors, as these are great tools that can be used to better understand what is going on for you. This method works particularly well, as sometimes it can be hard to express certain thoughts or feelings; so rather than searching for something that may have escaped you, we can use a more creative approach to understand your ways of thinking and feeling.

 

Counseling isn't always about the negative, meaning it's important for us to celebrate the positives! Smiles and happiness are an important part of the Therapeutic relationship. They allow us to explore two different ends of the spectrum, and to see what else is going on in your life ( as nothing is black and white! )

 

Communication is key, so it is important that we can find a way of sharing that works for you. This means taking the time to check-in and talk about what is working and what we can improve on; Therapy sessions are always guided by you and your best interests.

 

Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that Counseling can be an emotional roller-coaster; sometimes you will feel better, at other times you may feel bruised and exhausted from it. This is all part of the process. It can be a tough journey but it is one that you have the strength to face, even if at times it all feels too much.

I have experience working with a range of emotional problems / mental health disorders.  These include:

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression

  • Addictions

  • Stress disorder

  • Obsessive Thoughts

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Relationship / Marital problems

  • Low Self-esteem

  • Anger Management

  • Post Traumatic Stress

  • Existential Crisis

  • Spirituality

  • Self-care

  • Eating Disorders

  • Phobias

 
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Credentials:

Accredited training


2013 - 2016 - FdA: Counseling (Humanistic) University of Greenwich, London ( British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy accredited )
 
2011 - Level 3 Diploma: Counselling Theory
 
2010 - NCFE level 1+2: Counseling - Interpersonal & Helping Skills​
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Clinical Experience

2014 - 2016: Pavilions Drug and Alcohol Services:  Marriage, Relationship and Family Therapist working to support loved ones affected by addiction.
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2012 - 2014: CRI Crime Reduction Initiative:  Working directly with individuals struggling with addiction issues.

Clinical Supervision

 

Ongoing:  In accordance with the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy

 

Pricing

I offer a free 30-minute consultation so that we can:

  • Get to know each other

  • Discuss your needs

  • Ask questions

A​ ​session​ ​lasts​ ​for 60 minutes​ ​and​ ​is​ ​charged​ ​at​ ​€80.

 

For anyone unable to comfortably afford the standard rate, please contact me to discuss working at a reduced cost.

Online Therapy is available upon request.

Contact

Whatsapp: +44 7429662447

Email: sean.a.carden@gmail.com

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Pankow - Berlin -Germany