Markus WehrhahnIntegrative psychotherapist
Covid19 update: During the current crisis I am only practising online via video sessions or over the phone.
The current corona crisis lockdown and self-isolation can feel overwhelming for many people. Our regular way of life suddenly became impossible to continue and although wanting to return to our old way of living, we might also need and want to learn to adapt to the new “normal”.
Feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, anxious, worn out, depressed and stressed are just some of the many ways we might react to what is happening around us and within us.
Looking for help is not a sign of defeat, not now and not ever; it should be seen as one of many ways we can look after ourselves in these trying times. If you think talking might help you to process what you are going through, then please, get in touch. Counselling and psychotherapy can help us to find clarity by talking through these issues and thereby gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves, our feelings and needs.
During our sessions I aim to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your issues. This could be anything from low self-worth, anxiety, stress, bereavement and anger to relationship difficulties, work problems and sexual identity, although this list is not exhaustive.
I trained in an integrative approach, which uses the relationship between client and counsellor as the base for the journey together. Depending on the client I draw from different approaches, such as person-centred, mindfulness, cognitive and solution-focused theories, as I don’t believe that one approach fits all clients or all issues.
Our first meeting is a chance for you to tell me more about what brings you to counselling and what you expect to get from it. It also gives me the opportunity to find out a little bit more about you and if we think we can work together. If we decide to continue, we can set a number of sessions or work with an open end.
Apart from working in private practice, I also work as a counsellor at Mind in Westminster. Previously I was also a volunteer counsellor for ELOP, which is a LGBT charity in Walthamstow and Cruse Bereavement Support, a nationwide charity helping people who have suffered loss.
In my previous career I have worked as an actor and in the education sector.
Sessions can also be held in German, which is my mother tongue, and British Sign Language (BSL level 3).
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Sessions are weekly at the same time, last for 50 minutes and cost £60, although some concessionary rates are available for the unwaged, people on a low income or students. The initial meeting is £30. Cancellations of more than 48 hours notice will be charged at £30 and missed or cancelled sessions of less than 48 hours notice will be charged at the usual session rate.
Training and qualifications
I hold a MA and Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of East London. I am also an accredited registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework.