Therapy & Counseling

for Couples

When working with couples, I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) developed by Dr. Sue Johnson as a roadmap. Following the EFT route, I guide couples to make sense of their emotional experiences, to understand their interaction patterns, and to experience how emotional connection and a felt sense of security soothes their bodies and hearts and allows them to find a safe haven in each other’s arms. The experiential, compassionate, and collaborative nature of EFT makes room for the safe exploration of the cultural frameworks of both partners to achieve their unique cultural balance.

Emotionally Focused Therapy

The effectiveness of EFT has been extensively researched over the last 30 years. Research shows that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery, and almost 90% show significant improvements in marital satisfaction. EFT is a short-term approach and requires 8-20 sessions on average.

I am experienced in helping couples with a range of problems, including:

  • fighting/conflict;
  • emotional distance or lack of connection;
  • affairs (both physical and emotional);
  • trust/jealousy issues;
  • other life-related problems (financial, communication, parenting disagreements, family and work issues).

Using EFT, I help couples recognize the patterns that drive them apart, and together we identify their underlying emotions, vulnerabilities, and needs. Once these needs for love, support, and protection are expressed and heard, once partners understand how it is to be in each other’s shoes, and once they learn to support each other to face vulnerabilities, the couple moves into the problem-solving stage.

Emotionally Focused Therapy Hamburg

Contraindications of EFT:

  • ongoing violence
  • alcohol and substance abuse
  • ongoing affairs

Premarital Counseling

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg - Premarital Counseling

We are living in a globalized world. Born into our families, we perceive the world through the lens of our family culture. In our families of origin, we learn basic rules of communication and cooperation, how to deal with emotions in the family context, how to make decisions. These “rules of the game” are learned by experience; there is no book for your partner to read and memorize. In premarital counseling, we will explore your backgrounds to make sense of your behavioral reactions and the emotions behind them in order to reach better emotional connection and more profound understanding both within yourself and between you and your partner. We will establish a safe ground from which to explore your differences, find meaning, and connect on a deeper level.

Couples Counseling is available online.

Please note that my practice is based in Germany. While in some other countries online psychotherapy has been well-established for many years, German law does not always recognize online sessions aimed at treating mental conditions to be true psychotherapy. At the moment, psychotherapy can only take place online after an initial face-to-face diagnosis. For these reasons, I refer to all my online services as online counseling or psychotherapeutic counseling.

Since 2020 I offer both individual and couples counseling online.

Sessions take place in the form of a video call. We usually use both sound and video to create the atmosphere of face-to-face conversation. I can then hear your voice and intonation and see your face and non-verbal cues. It allows me to use the same tools I use for a face-to-face counseling session.

Anna Sizorina Psychology Online Counseling
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Session options and fees

COUPLES
90 Minutes 150,- EUR

What Anna’s clients say

Testimonials about couples’ therapy and online sessions with Anna

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Working with Anna has been amazing and so important for us. The online sessions feel almost like a date, which we hadn’t had for a long time due to corona, small children, and busy jobs. We meet with Anna over Zoom from our living room and it is very comfortable and natural. It feels good to find the joy in our relationship and feel light around each other again. We are learning to work better as a team and to embrace each others’ differences, and we and are eager to keep going as its making our lives a whole lot easier!

Lee Anne (34), American living in Hamburg - Couples' Therapy
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What I like about Anna is that she really relates to me and my emotions as a professional immigrant. She was definitely the right specialist for Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Sara (38), Karlsruhe - Couples' Therapy
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Die Arbeit mit Anna war jederzeit angenehm und professionell. Sie hat uns dabei geholfen, unsere eigene, gemeinsame Sprache zu finden. Die Online-Sitzungen mit Anna funktionierten völlig reibungslos. Ihre Methoden sind für die digitale Welt bestens geeignet.

Johannes (35), Karlsruhe - Couples' Therapy Online

Couples Counseling is available online.

Anna Sizorina Psychology Online Counseling

Please note that my practice is based in Germany. While in some other countries online psychotherapy has been well-established for many years, German law does not always recognize online sessions aimed at treating mental conditions to be true psychotherapy. At the moment, psychotherapy can only take place online after an initial face-to-face diagnosis. For these reasons, I refer to all my online services as online counseling or psychotherapeutic counseling.

Since 2020 I offer both individual and couples counseling online.

Sessions take place in the form of a video call. We usually use both sound and video to create the atmosphere of face-to-face conversation. I can then hear your voice and intonation and see your face and non-verbal cues. It allows me to use the same tools I use for a face-to-face counseling session.

Learn More About Online Counseling

Session options and fees

COUPLES
90 mins online 150,- EUR
90 mins face-to-face 165,- EUR

For more information about your payment and insurance options, please visit my Fees and Insurance page.

Anna also offers

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg - Individual Counseling

I am an emotionally focused therapist, and counselor. With my support, you will learn how to handle your feelings, become better connected to yourself, you will find the meaning in your stories, integrate lessons from the past, and move forward into the future of your choice.

>> Learn more

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg Workshops

The goal of my workshops is to support mental health. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is not only the absence of disease; it is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their potential, [and] can cope with the normal stresses of life…”

>> Learn more

Anna also offers

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg - Individual Counseling

I am an emotionally focused therapist, and counselor. With my support, you will learn how to handle your feelings, become better connected to yourself, you will find the meaning in your stories, integrate lessons from the past, and move forward into the future of your choice.

>> Learn more

Anna Sizorina Psychology Hamburg Workshops

The goal of my workshops is to support mental health. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is not only the absence of disease; it is “a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their potential, [and] can cope with the normal stresses of life…”

>> Learn more

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