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Specialisms

  • Anxiety / stress

    Anxiety / Agoraphobia, Anxiety / Acute stress, Anxiety / Death, Anxiety / Financial, Anxiety / Generalised, Anxiety / Health, Anxiety / Panic attacks, Anxiety / Performance, Anxiety / Separation, Anxiety / Social anxiety disorder, Anxiety / Social phobia, Anxiety / Specific phobia, and Anxiety / Stress management

  • Depression

    Depression / Dysthymia, Depression / Major, Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Pre and post-natal depression, Depression / Seasonal affective, Depression / Self harm, and Depression / Suicidal thoughts

  • Grief / loss

    Grief / Anticipatory mourning, Grief / Bereavement, Grief / Complicated grief, Grief / Loss of a pet, Grief / Loss of a parent, Grief / Loss of a spouse, Grief / Loss of a child, Grief / Sudden loss, and Unemployment / redundancy

  • Identity

    Cultural / religious identity, Identity / Discrimination, Identity / Gender identity, Identity / Identity crisis, LGBTQ, Men's issues, Identity / Racial identity, Identity / Sexual orientation, and Women's issues

  • Mood

    Mood / Bipolar disorder, Mood / Cyclothymia, Mood / Disruptive mood dysregulation, and Mood / Hypomania

  • Relationships

    Relationships / Abandonment, Affairs / infidelity, Relationships / Attachment issues, Breakups, divorce and separation, Relationships / Codependency, Relationships / Communication difficulties, Relationships / Cross cultural, Relationships / Doubt in relationships, Relationships / Intimacy, Relationships / Marriage problems, Relationships / Parenting related, Relationships / Peer relationships, Relationships / Premarital counselling, Relationships / Rejection, and Relationships / Same sex couple issues

  • Sleep concerns

    Sleep concerns / Disturbed sleep, Sleep concerns / Excessive sleep, Sleep concerns / Hypersomnolence, Sleep concerns / Insomnia, Sleep concerns / Narcolepsy, Sleep concerns / Sleepwalking, and Sleep concerns / Sleep terrors

  • Trauma

    Trauma / Adjustment disorder and Trauma / Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Work

    Work / Career progress, Work / Leadership, Work / Mediation, Work / Workplace bullying, Work / Workplace stress, and Work / Workplace performance

  • Abuse

    Abuse / Emotional

  • Anger

    Anger / Passive aggressive behaviour

  • Health related issues (physical)

    Health / Cancer, Health / Psychosomatic, and Health / Terminal illness

  • Personal

    Personal / Boundary setting, Personal / Confidence, Personal / Feeling lost, Personal / Guilt, Personal / Jealousy, Personal / Lack of focus, Personal / Life transition, Personal / Life coaching, Personal / Mid life crisis, Personal / Motivation, Personal / Personal development, Personal / Self esteem, and Personal / Shyness

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Franka Zmugg

Psychotherapist
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10 Years Experience

"Maybe life isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” Do you feel disconnected from yourself, from others or both? Do you feel overwhelmed or unvalued? Do you feel insecure, lonely or confused? Do you...

10 Years Experience

"Maybe life isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”

Do you feel disconnected from yourself, from others or both?
Do you feel overwhelmed or unvalued?
Do you feel insecure, lonely or confused?
Do you experience loss and therefore might be struggling to find a way forward?
Do you feel stuck, anxious, depressed or angry and you might not even know why?
Do you feel in distress?
Do you have a certain problem or a life changing decision to make?
Do you feel bleak with a sense of meaninglessness?
Do you experience stress at work?
Are your relationships unsatisfying or falling apart?
Do you struggle with some sort of addiction?

"Change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not."

When a part of your world doesn’t make sense anymore, then support, safety, understanding, respect, confidentiality, reassurance and the feelings of being valued and never judged are paramount.
Not being on your own and having someone who is there for you on the “other line” can help you become more aware of what is going on for you.
I am an experienced online counsellor, easy accesible through the phone or zoom.

Online Counselling can help us to understand how through necessity we found ways to protect ourselves, how to deal with life.
These ways might make us pretend to be someone we are not and we might not even be fully aware of it, however something doesn’t sit right. We might be hiding our true feelings and desires. We might feel held back, restrained, inhibited, lost or unhappy.
All these amours might have worked in the past, however might not suit us anymore and might hold us back from living life to the fullest.

My approach:
I am able to offer you a safe, congruent and confident space. I am a very compassionate person and I will always respect your process at your pace. I come from a place of not knowing what it is like for you and therefore rather invite you to show me your experience, to share your inner world with me and how you might see others, how you feel and what sort of protection and limitations you might use at times. I never judge, I always seek for understanding.

My qualifications are:
MSc in Integrative Gestalt Psychotherapy, Austria, 2013
MA Social Pedagogy, Austria 2005
BA Applied Psychotherapy, Austria 2005
Holistic Lifestyle Coach, levels 1 and 2, 2018
Diploma in Online Counselling, 2019

I am a member of the following organisations:
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

What is Gestalt therapy?
The word “gestalt” means whole. Gestalt therapy was developed by psychotherapist Fritz Perls on the principle that humans are best viewed as a whole entity consisting of body, mind, and soul, and best understood when viewed through their own eyes, not by looking back into the past but by bringing the past into the present. Gestalt therapy emphasizes that to alleviate unresolved anger, pain, anxiety, resentment, and other negative feelings, these emotions cannot just be discussed, but must be actively expressed in the present time. If that doesn’t happen, both psychological and physical symptoms can arise. Perls believed that we are not in this world to live up to others' expectations, nor should we expect others to live up to ours. By building self-awareness, gestalt therapy helps clients better understand themselves and how the choices they make affect their health and their relationships. With this self-knowledge, clients begin to understand how their emotional and physical selves are connected and develop more self-confidence to start living a fuller life and more effectively deal with problems.


Accreditations

  • (BACP) British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
    • Integrative
    • Holistic
    • Coaching
    • Gestalt Therapy

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"Franka has been an absolute God send to me. She is empathetic and kind. She asks you to look into yourself which helps you to learn to trust yourself. Most of the time we have the answers and you have to trust that and she teaches this. She offers tools to help you through anxiety. Sessions with her were effortless. I had 14 sessions with her and the time literally just flew by. I feel blessed to have found her. She is honestly great and so empowering. If you are looking for a caring and empathetic therapist then she is a great option for you."
   
"She is very patient and understanding. Recommend!"
   
"Made me feel very comfortable "
   
"Made me feel so comfortable :)"
   
"Franka is understanding and provided non-judgemental reassurance which was comforting and even at times introduced humour. I thoroughly enjoyed the session."
   
"Very helpful and knowledgeable!"
   
"Extremely easy to talk to, great listener, spot on affirmations"
   
"Franka has been amazing during my process and sessions from her so far. A brilliant listener, and always keen to ensure that whatever your thoughts, feelings and next steps are, that they’re focussed around you and your truth. "
   
"Kind, friendly and patient. Really appreciated her time and that she was so flexible and responsive even when there were last minute hiccups in logistics. Thank you very much!"

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    "Franka has been an absolute God send to me. She is empathetic and kind. She asks you to look into yourself which helps you to learn to trust yourself. Most of the time we have the answers and you have to trust that and she teaches this. She offers tools to help you through anxiety. Sessions with her were effortless. I had 14 sessions with her and the time literally just flew by. I feel blessed to have found her. She is honestly great and so empowering. If you are looking for a caring and empathetic therapist then she is a great option for you."
       
    "She is very patient and understanding. Recommend!"
       
    "Made me feel very comfortable "
       
    "Made me feel so comfortable :)"
       
    "Franka is understanding and provided non-judgemental reassurance which was comforting and even at times introduced humour. I thoroughly enjoyed the session."
       
    "Very helpful and knowledgeable!"
       
    "Extremely easy to talk to, great listener, spot on affirmations"
       
    "Franka has been amazing during my process and sessions from her so far. A brilliant listener, and always keen to ensure that whatever your thoughts, feelings and next steps are, that they’re focussed around you and your truth. "
       
    "Kind, friendly and patient. Really appreciated her time and that she was so flexible and responsive even when there were last minute hiccups in logistics. Thank you very much!"
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