PSYCHOTHERAPY, PSYCHOANALYSIS, PSYCHIATRIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING IN ZURICH
The Praxisgemeinschaft 4P constitutes a partnership between the offices of psychologists, psychoanalysts and a psychiatrist which has been in operation for more than 25 years. This extended experience allows us to offer a variety of psychological, psychotherapeutic and psychiatric services for people in all stages of life.
In terms of method our main focus lies on psychoanalytic and integrative techniques, including behavioral, systemic and supportive methods which all find application as needed.
For the success of a psychotherapy we believe that the chosen method is of less importance than the development of a stable and trusting relationship with the therapist. More detailed information on our services can be found by clicking on the corresponding header.
Integrative Psychotherapy combines methods across the findings of multiple psychotherapy directions. It may be largely aligned psychoanalytically, but also contain some humanistic, behavioral or systemic elements.
Psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy date back to a technique developed by Sigmund Freud. In both approaches sustained improvement in mental freedom of action will be pursued in order to increase communication skills, the ability to love and work and the capability to be creative and to enjoy life. The treatment approaches these objectives through an examination and deeper understanding of pathogenic, unconscious conflicts and interaction patterns, which manifest themselves in the form of symptoms that adversely affect the physical and mental state of a person, resulting in anxiety, feelings of insufficiency, depression, exhaustion and much more.
Psychiatrist und Delegated Psychotherapy
In our clinic, psychiatrists and psychotherapists offer essentially the same services. If necessary, the psychiatrist monitors and provides for the prescription of drugs and the issuance of any certificates. According to the rules of the Swiss health insurances, psychotherapeutic treatments performed by professional psychologists are refunded by general health insurance, compulsory to everyone residing in Switzerland, when executed in the name and under the responsibility of a psychiatrist. These treatments are called “delegated therapies” and make part of the services we offer.
Psychological counseling focuses on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span. While psychotherapy at the expense of health insurance presupposes the existence of a disorder with clinical significance, psychological counseling is meant to assist also mentally healthy people to alleviate distress and maladjustment, to resolve crises and to increase their ability to function better in their lives.
Coaching and Supervision
The term coaching is used as a collective term for different counseling methods (individual coaching, team coaching, project coaching). Unlike a traditional consultant, who may make problem-specific and goal-directed suggestions, a coach rather tries to accompany his client in the process of developing his own solutions. The Praxisgemeinschaft 4P offers mainly individual coaching in challenging personal and/or business situations.
Psycho-oncology moves both in the field of psychotherapy as well as in that of psychological counseling. It is dedicated to all people who are confronted in any way with cancer. In practice, the primary concern is to reduce the burden and hardships caused by the disease and the oncological treatment for both the cancer patients, and related parties.
Currently this service is offered in German only.