Manuela Janda

Bsc Psychotherapy and couple therapy

I am a licensed psychotherapist (Gestalt Therapy) and couple therapist with many years of experience and working with all kinds of diagnosis. My main goal as a psychotherapist is to create an environment brimming with warmth, empathy and acceptance. In this safe environment you can open up, get to know yourself and reflect upon your thoughts, emotions and experiences. 

I work in English and in German.

My approach

 

As a Gestalt therapist, my orientation is primarily humanistic and experimental. That means I focus on present experiences and anchor them in bodily sensations and awareness. My intention is to build a sustainable relation with the client, which is rooted in warmth, understanding and acceptance. Amongst this security and stability, clients are able to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and past experiences.

At the beginning of our journey, I take time to get to know you by determining where exactly you are in life right now, which situations you are confronted with and which emotions you may be experiencing, such as loneliness, pain, anger, happiness, sadness, fear or vitality. I want to support you in developing mindfulness and finding healthy ways to move forward.

 

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is the approach I use for COUPLE THERAPY.

EFT provides a structured short term therapy for couples who want to restore and reinvigorate their relationship. I help couples understand the patterns of interaction that create frustration and distance. This method allows you to reinstate a trustworthy and harmonious relationship.

My experience

Working as a therapist allows me to do what I love the most, which is to be present with others in a supportive way and offer the guidance and tools my clients need to better respond to challenges in their lives.

My journey as a therapist started in 1998. Over the past two decades I have constantly expanded my knowledge by training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Integrative Body Therapy, Brain Spotting (Trauma Therapy), mindfulness and more.

 

Growing up in Vienna, I completed a Bachelor of Science of Psychotherapy in Gestalt Therapy and Counselling at the Sigmund Freud University. I am an Austrian Psychotherapy Association licensed Psychotherapist and have attended several internships to expand my experience of clinical therapy. I also owned a private practice in Vienna from 2008 to 2017.

In order to deepen my knowledge and remain effective, I take part in training several times a year and attend regular therapy supervision. 

For queries and appointments : 

Tuesday and Thursday

Tel +65 87984519