Individual Therapy

We are confronted with different challenges in the course of our lives. Life events are sometimes experienced as difficult and can be distressing; crises seem insurmountable and mental illnesses may burden everyday life significantly. The individual therapy setting facilitates the client’s attempt to reveal unfavourable patterns of interaction, to break down obstructive beliefs and to develop new perspectives. The client is supported to find ways to create alternative solutions and thus reduce mental suffering by activating their personal resources.

Individual Therapy may help with the following issues:
  • Stress, fears, uncertainties
  • Addictions and dependencies
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Fatigue, Burnout Syndrome
  • Acute stress situations
  • Questions about the meaning of life (life crisis)
  • Anxiety disorders (e.g. panic attacks)
  • Partnership and relationship issues
  • Family problems
  • Separation and divorce
  • Sexual disorders
  • Compulsive thoughts and actions
  • Effects of chronic physical illness
  • Grief resulting from death or loss of a close person
  • Difficulties in one’s professional life (e.g. bullying, harassment, unemployment)
  • Trauma
  • Events/conflicts experienced within family of origin



You should consult a psychotherapist, if any of the following applies to you:
  • I feel sick and there is no medical explanation for it.
  • I feel my heartbeat racing and fear that I have to die.
  • I experience fear before socialising with others; fear of exposed areas, fear of confined spaces, fear in front of authorities, fear of certain animals.
  • I am having trouble falling asleep and sleeping through the night.
  • I am tormented by thoughts and believe that I cannot talk to anyone about it (nightmares, stress, guilt, hate …).
  • I feel listless, exhausted and constantly overwhelmed.
  • I find myself in a stressful upheaval situation (death of a close person, unemployment, divorce, separation, accident …).
  • I often feel despondent; I have no joy in my life.
  • I have suicidal thoughts.
  • I find myself in a difficult relationship; it seems to be suffocating me.
  • I am addicted (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling …).
  • I cannot live without certain rituals (constant washing, locking …), although these are restricting my life very much.
  • I want to improve my relationships and need feedback on my strengths and weaknesses.
  • My children need my support, I often feel overwhelmed.
  • I cannot handle my sexuality.
  • I often find it hard to make decisions and that torments me.
  • I avoid doing certain things that I would like to do.
  • I want to make better use of my skills, but I do not know how.


Source: Information by the ÖBVP