Dr. phil. Ralph Piotrowski
Freedom, responsibility and solidarity are subjects which have accompanied me for a long time: independently acting and trusting your own experience without squinting on the putative authority of others. I was aided by my education in the individual centred consultation, conversation psychotherapy and non-violent communication.
Since my studies in politics & international relations, I have been interested in how people organise their living together as they relate to each other and how conflicts can be solved in a healthy manner. Conflict escalation mechanisms are very similar, it doesn’t matter whether it concerns a coupe or two nations. And because I wanted to work as specific as possible, I focused in my occupational field more and more on the work with groups, couples and individual people.
Empathy and appreciation – the bases of the conversation psychotherapy – were important components of a European research project regarding lasting behaviour which I led from 2010-2013 for the Ecologic Institute. As a Senior Fellow, I dealt with behaviourism and the creation of change processes. For the protection of the environment, I have been active since the earliest days of my youth.
I bring the relevant professional experience into the couple therapy session. For over 20 years, I have offered consultation and accompanied employees and executives which wanted to bring productiveness and humanity into harmony. Since 2009, I have been a member of SOCIUS where I offer individual coaching next to my therapeutic practise and accompany teams in conflicts and change processes.
I regularly attend continuing education events hosted among other things by couple therapists like David Schnarch, Charles O’Leary and Anna Auckenthaler. If I find time, I take pleasure in meditating.
I am married and I got two children.