Individual Supervision in Zurich


Individual Supervision Means
Taking a Close Look!

Supervision comes from the Latin term “super-videre,” which means “to look over.”

Individual supervision is…

It is also beneficial for teachers handling a challenging class and seeking better management strategies. It is appropriate for parents navigating a difficult phase in their children’s development. It is ideal for a manager in mid-life aiming to enhance certain skills in employee or client relations. It is perfect for a retired professional feeling somewhat disoriented and overwhelmed in their current life situation, looking to reassess outdated patterns. Additionally, it is suitable for a young architect seeking guidance to establish her own firm and thrive in a competitive market.

Tailored to Your Needs

Individual supervision is precisely tailored to the client's specific concerns in both setting and intensity. Whether it's weekly sessions or more intensive monthly meetings, all options are available.


A Seamless Transition for Complex Issues

If it becomes evident that the problem is more complex and requires a deeper exploration of specific behavioral patterns, individual supervision can transition into coaching. This coaching focuses on the entire scope of professional activities or certain key areas. The transition is seamless, as I maintain open and transparent communication with my clients about their goals and concerns, tailoring my approach to their needs.

During coaching, if we identify that certain internal blockages, fears, or other inhibitions from personal history are hindering professional success, we can seamlessly transition into psychotherapy or psychoanalysis. This allows for a deeper and more comprehensive approach to address these issues.

Should it become clear that the problem is best addressed within the context of the professional environment, team supervision can be arranged. Additionally, if the issue pertains to a specific professional case, I offer case supervision to provide focused support.

General Practitioner Monika

An Example Among Many

Monika initially approached me as a general practitioner to better understand specific problem situations with her patients. The supervision helped her develop a new perspective with certain patients. However, we soon identified a general issue: she struggled to set boundaries with her patients. Consequently, the individual supervision transitioned into coaching, with the goal of strengthening her professional stance as a doctor. During the coaching, it became apparent that Monika also faced boundary issues in her personal life, rooted in her personal history. The coaching seamlessly transitioned into psychotherapy, where she addressed and overcame the root causes of her problems.

Here too, it is crucial: The person and the client’s concern are at the center. As a supervisor, coach, teacher, and psychotherapist, I offer my warmth and kindness, my clinical, advisory, and therapeutic skills, and my accumulated experience. I help you gain perspective, realize your potential, and find new creative solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Supervision

When does Supervision make sense?

Supervision is useful for all specialists in “people professions” who want to learn how to relate to their clients/patients, understand them better and work with them more successfully.
If you have any further questions, I would be happy to advise you on the English-speaking supervision in Zurich that I offer.

How does Supervision work?

Supervision uses the psychoanalytical knowledge and method to support and guide the Supervisee in how to better understand the unconscious dynamics of the relationship with his clients, to recognize and overcome the clients’ and his own blind spots. For this purpose, the Supervisee describes conversations and relational situations with his clients as part of the Supervision session.

The Supervisor points out facts and feelings that the Supervisee has not perceived or not taken into account, thus helping him to break free from communication barriers and dead ends. I also show the Supervisee alternatives on how to deal with clients. The goal is always to enhance to professional capacities of the Supervisee, the focus is not or only partly on the Supervisee’s own personal problems.

What are the goals of Supervision?

I consider myself to be an engaged and warm cooperation partner, an experienced colleague, helping the Supervisee to realize his professional potential, making him stronger in his capabilities and interventions. My role is that of a teacher in guiding his disciples to think more freely and creatively, to act strategically and tactically, and to intervene courageously.

What is the difference between Supervision and Psychotherapy?

In Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, the focus is on the personal problems and conflicts of the clients/patients. In Supervision, the focus is on client- or patient-related requests of the Supervisee. Sometimes, personal questions or problems of the Supervisee also emerge in Supervision. Of course, these can be discussed as well, and, where obstructive, worked on and overcome.