Psychologist, Play Therapist & EMDR Therapist
I am married and blessed with two amazing children
Attendance: Thursdays and Fridays
Languages: German and English
Senhores pais, embora eu entenda quando você fala português, vou responder em alemão ou inglês, pois é muito mais fácil entender um idioma do que falar. Isso pode facilitar a conversa.
Memberships and ethical guidelines
Federation of Swiss Psychologists (FSP – Föderation Schweizer Psychologen)
Cantonal Association of Zurich Psychologists (ZÜPP – Kantonalverband der Zürcher Psychologinnen und Psychologen)
British Association of Play Therapists (BAPT)
Delegated Psychotherapy and Counseling
Nondirective Play Therapy
Although I draw on psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, relational and humanistic approaches and models to psychotherapy, I believe that while the theories underpinning these approaches are useful, each person’s situation is unique, and the child, his or her parents, and families are the experts on their own lifes. Hence, the methods applied will vary according to the individual and the presented issues and aim to help clients to develop a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress.
When working with children I incorporate creative media such as art, play and sand therapy in order to facilitate the exploration and expression of feelings and thoughts.
Regular meetings with parents involve them in their child’s therapy and give parents the opportunity to discuss further any problematic areas and review progress.
Delegated psychotherapy and psychological assessment and assessment of cognitive processes, Psychotherapy Dr. phil. Nicola Ferrari, Wetzikon
2018 - 2020
Delegated Psychotherapy – Spielzeit Psychotherapy, Zürich
2012 – 2014
Play Therapy, Shine Again charitable organisation, London, UK
Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Heckscher Clinic, Rosenheim, Germany
Departments of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, St. Elisabeth’s Hospital, Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Analytic and systemic training in child, adolescent and family psychotherapy, KJF, Lucern, Switzerland
Certified training in childhood trauma, Child Trauma Training Centre – Kindertraumainstitut, Offenburg, Germany
2019 – 2020
Systemic EMDR training, German Institute for provocative Psychotherapy, Munich, Germany
2008 – 2015
Psychodynamic training in child and adolescent psychotherapy at the Centre of integrative Psychotherapy (CiP), Munich, Germany
2012 – 2014
Master in non-directive Play Therapy, Roehampton University, London, UK
1999 – 2006
Psychology Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i. Breisgau, Germany
Major: Clinical psychology and neuropsychology
Minor: Educational psychology and occupational and organisational psychology