SICH ENTWICKELN – EMDR THERAPY, GESTALT THERAPY AND COUNSELING
Therapy online and in Zürich
Gestalt therapy is a type of psychotherapy that encourages creative adjustment, so as a gestalt therapist, I adapt my approach and way of working to the person I am working with. I can help you with:
- Disturbing dreams
- Family relations
- Life transitions
- Personal growth
- Self esteem
- Depressive mood
- Traumatic experiences
- Panic attacks
- Existential issues
- Loss and grief
- Meaning in life
- Work challenges
I strive to respect the uniqueness of the inner world and language of each individual client. Some need to be seen and acknowledged. Some need to be encouraged and supported as they are. Some need help and support to make some changes. Some are in grief or separation process, others need permission to play again, some are frustrated or have a lump in their throat, some can’t get out of bed…
Yet the constants in my approach are: maximum presence and effort to get ‘’infected’’ by the clients’ content, to comprehend the clients’ experience of themselves as well as the world around them. Respecting the clients’ needs in here and now and helping them to become aware of them and to discover or strengthen their capacity to meet those needs. Warmth and support without condemnation and judgment. Readiness to ask questions necessary for personal growth and development of the client. Willingness to build a reparative relationship with a client which provides an experience different from his usual one.
Each of us needs our authentic self to be seen, acknowledged, and accepted. This is my professional as well as personal philosophy and I warmly welcome anyone who needs an experienced and well-meaning companion in personal growth and development.
I’m Hana Fifić and I was born in Bihać in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1980. Just as every person’s life writes novels, so has my non-linear life path led me through Šibenik and Sarajevo to Zürich, from not the happiest childhood and family, to love, a husband and beautiful twins, from music and teaching careers to my psychotherapy practice. In my free time, I am a passionate gardener and a sea lover. Other than that, I enjoy a nice meal, a good book or a movie, yoga, swimming, handicrafts and singing and playing with 5 chords.
I’m a gestalt psychotherapist and counsellor (dipl. 2015, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) and EMDR therapist (2021, Jona, CH).
- English Language and Literature – Pedagogical Faculty of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008
- Gestalt Psychotherapy – EAPTI – GPTIM Higher Education Institution Malta, and Psiho-Integrum Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2015
- EMDR Training, first out of three parts, 2016
- EMDR Training, Apamed, Jona, Switzerland (2021)
- Netzwerk Gestalttherapie Schweiz – Founding member
- European Certificate for Psychotherapy
- Member of Still Point Spaces Zürich
SESSIONS AND PRICES
Fees for clients living in Switzerland: 120 CHF per hour.
Fees for clients from other countries vary from 25 to 80 EURO, depending on the country standard.
Sliding Scale Rates: For individuals with limited financial resources, I offer sliding scale rates. I am committed to offering my services at fair rates so that everyone has access to this kind of support.
You can bring a child in the age between 0 and 2 years with you.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND TRUST
Confidentiality and trust are the core elements of therapeutic process. You have the right to keep all information private and that is my professional obligation as well as my personal need. Information will only be shared without your consent in situations of someone saying they are going to hurt themselves or someone else, if there is any concern or belief of abuse or neglect, or in the case of a supervision from a trusted mental health professional to assure I am providing you the best care, your name will not be mentioned during this.
Working with Hana through Gestalt therapy has helped me deal with various mental and emotional blockages. Hana is an excellent therapist who, in a very sensitive and skilful way, recognizes in which direction to direct the work in relation to the client’s need. What is most important to me is that I received the entire support system through the therapy, which I still use many years after the end of the therapy.”
Halida, Bosnia and Herzegovina
” All assumptions that I had from the photo and the description I saw while choosing my therapist were justified by Hana and once again in my life I was reassured I should follow my gut feeling. Besides her professionality and expertise, I was most impressed by her warmth and calm she radiates and the friendly atmosphere she creates in contact with the client. At no point did I think ‘What am I doing here? I don’t feel this is helping me!’ On the contrary, after only a few sessions, I felt I was making progress in the direction I wanted my life to go and Hana helped me a lot to see myself in the right light. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants a professional and empathetic person, a wind in their back on the path of growth, development and self-improvement.”
Arnela Starčević, Bosnia and Herzegovina
“ I’ve been to four different therapists in two countries and Hana is by far the best of those I’ve encountered. She is compassionate, up to date, and very professional. Integration of two therapeutic approaches she uses in her work (Gestalt and EMDR) gives life changing results. What adds great value to each session with Hana is her impeccable ability to feel the client’s need in a particular moment. Hana knows how to recognise the part of the client’s (in this case mine) inner self that needs help and healing, to bring it to daylight and give it necessary attention and nurturing. Also, the respect she has towards me as a human being and a male is tremendous, I wish I had a chance in life to meet more people like her. Her counseling and guidance have a decisive impact on resolving and healing the traumas I’ve been through both in childhood and adulthood.”
Anonymous, Bosnia and Herzegovina
“I have worked with Hana on many issues over the years and each time she has shown great understanding, support and advice. It helped me recognize my patterns of behavior, work on them, and try to change them. When I have to travel and I’m hesitant, I say to myself, “Go, because you’re going to get new memories,” and Hana helped me get them because we were working on my fear of flying. Without Hana, those wonderful memories would not exist now. She also helped me solve problems at work, because now I can more easily determine which direction is best to go. She helped me to look at my family differently and to support myself when it seems to me that this support is lacking from the outside. It helped me to see myself differently, to work on myself and empower myself. Thanks to that help, I can more easily cope with the challenges I encounter, and my relationships with others are improved. But, probably most importantly, thanks to Hana, my relationship with myself is better, because now I understand myself and because it is easier for me to recognize and fulfill my needs.”
“I started my online therapy with Hana a few years ago. I hadn’t been to therapy before so I didn’t know what to expect, but I entered that experience with a principled confidence in the therapist. Already in the first months of therapy I felt much better. Hana had an unmistakable sense of how much I could handle. She did each session flawlessly. From today’s perspective, I can see the depth and fascinating scale of the change we have gone through together. Today, my trust in her is unreserved, which I believe is a significant aspect of any therapy.”
Welcome! You are on YOUR way to well-being. I am happy to support you along. Ask a question or book a session.