English Speaking Counsellor in Berlin

My name is Sarah-Jane Ryan and I offer an individual counselling service in English. I work with both native and non-native English speakers and have a personal understanding of the complex challenges of moving country, having relocated from Dublin to Berlin in 2016.

**Online sessions only, no in-person availability**

People come to see me with a variety of issues.

Many do not have a specific reason but may feel generally unsatisfied or confused with life. Some simply want to understand themselves better.

Some of the issues I work with include –

    • Social Anxiety

    • Difficulty in times of transition or change

    • Struggling to cope

    • Low confidence

    • Loneliness

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Feeling lost

    • Stress

    • Self-harm

    • Bullying

    • Abuse

If you are struggling with any of these issues, I would be happy to help you.

How I Work

I work in an Integrative and Humanistic way, which means that I draw on different approaches based on your experience and what you wish to work on. In the sessions you will be given the space to think and talk about what is troubling you. You will be encouraged to think about your thoughts and feelings (and how you relate to them) and your life both past and present. We will work together to identify unhelpful beliefs that may be holding you back.

The relationship between client and counsellor is of the utmost importance and I hope to create a safe space in which we can tackle the issues that concern you.

Choosing a Therapist

It is important that the therapist you choose is a good match for you. At the initial session we will discuss further how the process works, and if I am the right person for you to work with.  Do not be afraid to ask for more information before deciding to continue. It might be worth bearing in mind certain points before you begin. For example, how often are you available for sessions? Do you wish to start therapy immediately? What are your expectations for this work?


**Please note I am not a part of the German public health insurance system, although some private insurance companies will reimburse you for counselling**

The main advantages of private pay are that you can choose who you work with and you can start the sessions immediately.

About Me

I graduated with a Diploma in Psychotherapy in 2012 from the Tivoli Institute in Dublin.

I also have an MA in English Literature from University College Dublin. I work in a warm, collaborative way and respect your ability to take responsibility for your own choices. For more information on my experience, please click here.


Feel free to contact me by email at sarahjane@englishcounsellorberlin.com with any questions you may have. All contact is confidential. Alternatively, submit form here.