Coaching and Counseling


How are you?

Life can be a struggle sometimes, and even though most people prefer to be able to manage a crisis on their own – I do, too -, usually one finds that it becomes easier when somebody is there to help.

Life's crises

I had a multitude of smaller and bigger crises in my life – moving to a foreign country, for example, was a big one. Moving to a different city within my home country seemed like a smaller one, but really, it had the same implications of losing friends and/or work, people and routines that are familiar and constitute defining parameters in life. Having children was definitely a big change, with a lot of question marks in my head, too. A divorce was along my road of life as well, and also several health issues, including being (wrongly) diagnosed with a deadly condition.

What I can do for you

To help you go through your personal crisis – or to help you clarify a topic you have been brooding over, I like to use a variety of psychological methods that are resource and client oriented, depending on what works best for you. Amongst those I favor are the Solution Focused Brief Therapy/Counseling following Steve de Shazer and the Person-Centered Approach by Carl Rogers. Since the profession I learned first in life was that as a news editor, words and language are very important to me. So, Neurolinguistic Programming and Nonviolent Communicaton are approaches I also like to implement. Since I am trained in stress reducing and burn-out-preventive mindfulness  methods, I have made positive experiences with meditation, stress reducing tapping techniques and relaxation methods like the progressive muscle relaxation. 

Help in finding your own path

Every person is different and everybody's path is different. I would be happy if I could help you find your path.

If you would like to make an appointment, have a first phone conversation or are just curious about something, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
I am happy to hear from you!

Contact Info

  • Privat practice for Psychotherapy (HeilprG)
    Johanna Bartels
    Zenettistr. 41
    80337 München
  • +49 160 955 211 86
+49 160 955 211 86