Counseling in English language

Time heals all wounds… (common saying)

englisch - psychologische Beratung

How come that I like to work in English?

My English language skills are not at all perfect. (I am writing this myself, only Google is bringing in a little bit of external English language expertise.) I happened to do some English in school, which was okay; as a student I did a summer language course in Edinburgh back in 76, and I was not a total shame. Much later on, I had to express myself in English while I was a film producer and attended international festivals, co-production markets and such. In the same time, I read and had to read dozens of screenplays in original English, English written by foreigners and American English. Further on, I discussed the storytelling, the characters and the dialogues with screenwriters, co-producers, financing partners and film directors. That is because English is Number one in each and every aspect of talking about films, filmmaking, international problem solving and so on, as long as you don´t happen to share a common mother tongue.

Since I started working in the field of psychotherapy in 2013, two of my long-term patients asked me to work in English language. I have very much enjoyed doing so, and I am ready to go on with it, whenever it makes sense, also in counseling.

And, last but not least: as everybody else, I listened to tons of English singing in pop music, of course.

Thus, I realised, how universal language the English language is. How perfectly it manages to express people´s feelings understandably all over the world. Further on, as I learned to see it, English turned out to be a perfect tool in terms of going directly to the matter and understand why people are facing conflicts the way they do: distinguishing their wants from their needs and concentrating on the solution part.

Last but not least, I understood, that any other language than mother´s tongue has its own built-in philosophy, sometimes considerably different from my own background and always enriching: opening new ways of seeing things and dealing with them. Especially when feelings are involved.

…Time wounds all heels. (uncommon saying)