Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie
Integral therapy, consulting, mindfulness
person-centered conversational psychotherapist according to C. Rogers
(Hp Lehrinstitut Lotz, Ulla Häusler MA)
training in methods of depth psych. based psychotherapy (ZfN Munich, Dipl.-Psych. et. math W. König)
EMDR training (Centre for EMDR and Psychotherapy Munich, Relindis Hasse)
neuropsychotherapeutic trauma therapy - Brainspotting (Dipl.-Psych. Gerhard Wolfrum)
internship at the Centre for Outpatient Addiction Care (Caritas, Birgit Dettling)
internship at the Klinikum München Harlaching for psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy
(Senior physician Dr. med. Katrin Jakobi)
I acquired a license to practice medicine in the field of psychotherapy (Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie)
in Munich, Department of Health and Environment of the City of Munich.
Constant further education, supervision and personality development are an important part of my work.
After my training in classical dance in Frankfurt and Melbourne, I worked at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, the Bavarian State Opera and internationally on tour.
With the end of my active career as a dancer I turned to yoga, as it opened up new spaces on a physical, philosophical and spiritual level.
I decided to do a yoga teacher training (Certified Yoga Alliance) in South India and studied at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Munich. Intensive further training trips to India followed. Since 2003 I have been teaching in various yoga schools and holding retreats and workshops in Germany and abroad.
Already then I was interested in the inner dynamics and relationships of human beings to themselves and others and what can help with psychological difficulties, life crises and blockages.
"For me it is a social misunderstanding that people who go to therapy are sick people. I think, they're the healthiest people, because they realize there's something wrong here that needs to be looked at." N. Tschirner
The reasons that people go to psychotherapy are very diverse.
You do not have to be ill to be supported.
Therapy allows you, in a protected setting with an experienced counterpart, to connect with feelings and experiences which can be too threatening and overwhelming to deal with on your own.
The loss of our mental balance in times of crisis and high stress is often rightly experienced as very frightening and isolating.
The consequences can be depression, fears, anxiety, fatigue, loss of performance, irritability, to name but a few possible symptoms. These symptoms are not a self-inflicted dysfunction or illness, but often a quiet response to past experiences and the view of oneself and the world. Difficult times can help to renew ourselves. As often as we look for the problem within ourselves, we can also find solutions within ourselves.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Reorientation and solutions are more tangible and easier to see with support.
The psychotherapeutic support I offer is mainly based on the humanistic principles of person-centered talk therapy according to C. Rogers.
This means that there is not one method for many clients, because each individual is too diverse and complex for "one method". Rather, therapy can be an individual relationship and collaboration that allows you to see, explore and share your inner experience with openness, with a counterpart that listens to you without conditions. This offers you the opportunity to see the inner and outer world in a new light and to change it positively.
Norms such as "right/wrong" or "healthy/sick" are obsolete.
When a trustful space is created in which the authentic experience of the client can unfold without censorship, there is, in the words of C. Rogers, a tendency to actualization towards positive development and unfolding of one's own potential. Resources become available and entanglements become visible and solvable.
In order to overcome existing difficulties, it is a real concern of mine to promote and support personal, positive changes together with you.
Years of experience as a yoga teacher, coach for meditation and relaxation and my deepened self-awareness are a natural part of my work, as they are anchored in my life and make up my personality.
General psychological problems / crises
Stress syndromes / burn-out
EMDR and Brainspotting
EMDR is a trauma processing psychotherapy method developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro between 1987 and 1991.
The abbreviation EMDR stands for "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing". This method has been used successfully in trauma therapy since the mid-1990s, but is also suitable for dealing with and processing stressful singular experiences.
Brainspotting is a neuropsychotherapeutic method discovered and developed by David Grand to process emotional and physical stress experiences more efficiently (G. Wolfrum).
In situations where a real or perceived threat is experienced, the amygdala activates the survival instinct (fight, flight or freeze).
If the brain is not able to process this exceptional situation, the threatening experiences remain "stuck" unprocessed. Through trigger stimuli, these "encapsulated" contents can be unexpectedly reactivated, just as we experienced them at that moment.
Brainspotting is a physiological approach that has psychological implications; a therapy for mind and body.
It enables to stop the cycle of negative beliefs, feelings and actions at the level of mind and body.
The foundation of both methods is based on what David Grand calls "dual attunement": a stable relationship between client and therapist.
If you are looking for concrete advice on a problem (e.g. general questions of life, biography work, artistic potential and development, stage fright), or find yourself at a crossroad in life: a consultation offers good framework for exploring possibilities. Sometimes, a few sessions are enough.
Focal points can be narrowed down to a defined context.
"What is, is allowed to be, and what is allowed to be can change." W. Bock
Rediscovery and perception of one's own body as well as the possibility of conscious relaxation is essential for states of tension and regeneration of physical and/or mental fatigue.
Methods such as autosuggestive deep relaxation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided meditation and visualisation support therapy and open up inner spaces for us to unfold our own potential.
Breath & Mindfulness
"It can still be a good day if the only thing you did was breathe" Johnny Lung
Breath is central to our existence.
Without breath there would be no physical form. Being inspired = being breathed in soul, spirit, life.
The most visible emotions that are carried over the breath and find expression are laughing (a lot of exhalation), crying/sobbing (frequent inhalation), shock (holding breath). With strong concentration the breath flows flat, with relief we exhale on "Haaaaa" etc.
Re-learning the breath and recognizing one's own breathing patterns in stressful situations and the possibility to change the breath can bring enormous stability and peace. Mindfulness and attention to breathing concentrates and anchors the mind. From overflowing thoughts and feelings of restlessness and irritation, towards greater peace and serenity. The experience of the undisturbed moment.
In therapy we deal with our emotional needs and breathing can help us to acknowledge and live through conflictual situations and unburden ourselves.
"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." Leonard Cohen
In our current time, in which we may have turned away from conventional religions, but questions of spirituality and meaning are present, it is helpful to have guidance and an open ear.
Perhaps it is a deep crisis, which not only poses the question of life but also that of death. Reflected and seen in the face of frightening questions, which we like to avoid, makes a trusted partner as a counterpart important.
The most diverse incidents can lead us into spiritual crises. Illness, loss, the unspeakable that pushes through, are situations in which we want to turn to a trustworthy person. Often it is difficult to do this in our immediate environment, such as family or friends, because we do not want to burden exactly these people. Or an important, stabilising relationship is threatened, but the unspoken has to be said.
Self- and soulcare that relieves and frees you.
Examinating my Christian background and the spiritual aspects of yoga and Buddhism, brought probably more questions than answers but my perception and listening have become wider and less judgmental and my compassion more unconditional.
This service is also available on a mobile basis when the person in question is in a nursing home, bedridden or in hospital.
"It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual.
It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression."Harvey Milk
The certainty of gender and/or sexual identity, which many people seem to take for granted, can lead to confusion and
uncertainty if it is different from the normative. These questions need a protected and safe space to explore.
Affected people often feel more comfortable with a therapist who is familiar with the different life plans of LGBTIQ*.
Praxis für integrative Psychotherapie
+49 (0)89 - 235 268 35
Counseling can be offered in German or English.
Information and costs:
Besides the registration in the practice, no formalities are necessary.
If you have private health insurance, you can find out about cost coverage from your insurance. (Service: "Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie")
If you don't wish your psychotherapy to be covered and documented by any insurance, you will remain anonymous.
Duration of therapy session: 50-55 minutes.
In special cases, longer sessions can be arranged.
Cancellations for agreed sessions that take place later than 24 hours before will be fully charged.
As an alternative practitioner for psychotherapy, I charge according to the Heilpraktikergebührenordnung, so that privately insured persons, persons entitled to benefits or persons with additional health insurance can settle their treatment costs with their health insurance company. Recently, some statutory health insurance companies have also begun to cover a proportion of the costs of treatments.
Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG:
Steven R. Barrett
Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie
Telefon: +49 (179) 215 05 75
Supervisory authority & professional regulations:
City of Munich, Department of Health and Environment, Schwanthalerstr. 69, 80336 München
Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie (permission to practice medicine without installation limited to the area
of psychotherapy granted by the City of Munich - Department of Health and Environment)
The following professional regulations apply: Heilpraktikergesetz (HeilprG)
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Information on professional liability insurance:
Name and headquarters of the company: R+V Allgemeine Versicherungs AG
Area of validity of the insurance: Deutschland
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Steven R. Barrett
Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie
Telefon: +49 (179) 215 05 75
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Steven R. Barrett
Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie
Telefon: +49 (179) 215 05 75
the types of data processed:
- Stock data (for example, names, addresses).
- Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
- Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Purpose of processing
- Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
- Answering of contact requests and communication with users.
- security measures.
- Reach measuring/marketing
"Personal data" shall mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an on-line identifier (e.g. a cookie) or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and covers virtually all processing of data.
"pseudonymisation" shall mean the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data cannot be related to a specific data subject without the use of supplementary information, provided that this supplementary information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data is not related to an identified or identifiable natural person
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In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our services and implementing contractual measures and answering enquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
In accordance with Art. 32 DSGVO and taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection commensurate with the risk; these measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data as well as the access, input, disclosure, safeguarding of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure that data subjects' rights are exercised, data is deleted, and we respond to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 DSGVO).
Cooperation with contract processors and third parties
If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal authorisation (e.g. if the data must be transferred to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DSGVO for the fulfilment of the contract), if you have given your consent, if a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosters, etc.).
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "contract processing agreement", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is done to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we will only process or transfer data to a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. DSGVO. In other words, processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").
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You have the right to request confirmation as to whether or not data in question is being processed and to obtain information about this data and to receive further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO.
You have accordingly. Art. 16 DPA, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
Under Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that data concerning you be deleted immediately, or alternatively, under Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted.
You have the right to request that the data concerning you which you have made available to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to demand that it be passed on to other responsible parties.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO.
Right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future
Right of objection
You can object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO. In particular, you may object to processing for the purposes of direct advertising.
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If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional limitations of this online offer.
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated within the scope of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.
According to the legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years according to §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 nos. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 para. 1 nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).
In accordance with legal requirements in Austria, the retention is in particular for 7 J in accordance with § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, vouchers/invoices, accounts, vouchers, commercial documents, statement of income and expenditure, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services which are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.
Additionally we process
- Contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, duration, customer category).
- Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)
from our customers, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.
The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services as well as technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.
For this purpose, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing agreement).
Therapeutic services and coaching
We process the data of our clients and interested parties and other clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as "clients") in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO in order to provide them with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed in this context, the nature, scope and purpose of such processing and the necessity of processing it, shall be determined by the underlying contractual relationship. The processed data basically includes the inventory and master data of the clients (e.g. name, address, etc.), as well as contact data (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number, etc.), contractual data (e.g. services used, fees, names of contact persons, etc.) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history, etc.).
Within the scope of our services, we may also process special categories of data in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 1 DSGVO, in particular data concerning the health of clients, if necessary with reference to their sexual life or sexual orientation, ethnic origin or religious or ideological convictions. For this purpose, we obtain, if necessary, according to art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., art. 7, art. 9 para. 2 lit. a. DSGVO and otherwise process the special categories of data for purposes of health care on the basis of Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. h. DSGVO, Art. 22 Para. 1 No. 1 b. BDSG.
Insofar as it is necessary for the performance of the contract or legally required, we disclose or transfer the clients' data within the scope of communication with other specialists, third parties involved in the performance of the contract as necessary or typically, such as billing offices or comparable service providers, insofar as this is necessary for the provision of our services in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit b. DSGVO, legally according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c. DSGVO, our interests or those of our clients in efficient and cost-effective health care as a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit f. DSGVO or is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d. DSGVO to protect vital interests of clients or another natural person or within the framework of a consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 DSGVO.
The data is deleted when the data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of contractual or statutory duties of care as well as the handling of possible warranty and comparable obligations, whereby the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; in all other respects, the statutory retention obligations apply.
Administration, financial accounting, office organisation, contact management
We process data within the framework of administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process within the scope of providing our contractual services. The basis for processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose of and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organisation, archiving of data, i.e. tasks which serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of data in relation to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information mentioned in these processing activities.
In doing so, we disclose or transfer data to the financial administration, consultants, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee agencies and payment service providers.
Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, event organisers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of contacting them at a later date. This data, which is mainly company-related, is stored permanently.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or social media), the user's details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. The user's details may be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or comparable enquiry organisation.
We delete the enquiries if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years; furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.
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Integration of third party services and content
Within our online offer, we set the following priorities on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we use content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of such content are aware of the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain technical information on the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visiting time and other details on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.