Our Value Based Counseling helps you to overcome challenges.
VALUE BASED COUNSELING (VBC) is aimed at people who feel overwhelmed or are no longer enjoying life. It’s for people who are currently going through a challenging situation or are feeling overburdened and need short-term support.
Our Value Based Counseling is held in your native language, taking your values and world view into consideration. You will meet with an empathetic and non-judgmental counselor who will help you to understand yourself and your situation. You will get the clarity you need to put your world back together again.
Our team speaks German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Turkish, Hindi and Russian.
The counseling sessions
PHASE 1 – The first phase of the conversations aims to understand your inner situation. Together we find out why you are currently struggling. We examine the connection between your environment, your relationships and your self.
PHASE 2 – In the second phase we’ll focus on the here and now. We’ll talk about resources and new ideas to deal with the present situation. We’ll reflect on your values. You will find yourself re-energised and re-focussed and able to enjoy life again.
PHASE 3 – In the final phase, we’ll look back together: how these difficulties arose and what helped to overcome them. This phase will give you strength in the long term.
Symptoms and troubles can appear on their own or in combination and affect us all differently.
DEJECTION AND DEPRESSION hinders our ability to enjoy life.
It causes our work to suffer. Daily life becomes more difficult and the future seems hopeless. It’s important to tackle these symptoms early on to prevent descending further into this feeling of hopelessness.
FEAR of failure, making mistakes, the fear of becoming unwell. Fear of loneliness and loss of control.
We all feel this from time to time. This stress puts temporary strain on our mind and body. We aim to combat this before fear becomes part of our daily lives.
STRESS and the feeling of being unable to meet requirements. The nagging worry of failure makes us increasingly irritable, nervous and tense.
Stress occurs due to a discrepancy between demand and real opportunity. We offer solutions to prevent this misunderstanding from overwhelming us completely and making us feel unhappy with ourselves and our situation.
PROVEN EFECTIVENESS OF VBC
The sister organisation of Ipso gGmbH has been providing humanitarian aid for over 15 years.
More than 400,000 people worldwide have been supported as part of individual consultations. We know that Value Based Counseling works.
Two controlled and randomised studies confirm our results and experiences.
What training do the psychologists in Value Based Counseling have?
At MY SEVEN STEPS you are supported by psychologists trained in Value Based Counseling. In Germany, this training is certified by Dekra. The quality of our counseling is ensured by regular further training, intervision groups and supervision. At the same time, our quality assurance is supported by a mutual evaluation system in the follow-up of each conversation.
Can I choose my own psychologist?
Yes, at MY SEVEN STEPS you can choose your own psychologist based on our suggestions. In our proposals we make sure that the psychologists speak the same mother tongue and have the same cultural background. Our psychologists at MY SEVEN STEPS speak a total of 12 mother tongues.
How long does Value Based Counseling last?
Value Based Counseling is a short-term therapy. Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, trauma and overwhelm show significant improvement in only 3-5 sessions. Studies with the University of Konstanz and Charité prove this.