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Psychologist Egon Molineus

Counseling, Coaching & Psychotherapy in English in Hamburg

Are you looking for Counseling, Coaching or Psychotherapy in Hamburg Altona Ottensen?

I want to introduce myself. My name today is Egon Molineus. Today I lead a practice for individual and team coaching, counseling and psychotherapy. But I will tell you first some things about my life because I think a psychotherapist is not someone who applies techniques, but a person who deals with hard difficult personal and social issues, someone who requires a lot of life experience in order to be able to help others to get out of deep mud. 

I was born 1960. My name at that time was Enrique Orive, a Basque name. After growing up in fascist Spain, in my youth I spent 15 quite alternative years studying, traveling and working hard physically and intellectually around the world. I learnt four languages and spent three of those years in English speaking countries (Scotland, Ireland, England, California and India).

When finishing my youth, I settled down in Germany because I got chances to learn deeply about group psychology.

After many years working in Germany I got married to a wonderful German woman (Sigrid Molineus) and adopted my German name Egon Molineus. Although I have two nationalities I feel rather like a world citizen.

Before becoming a psychologist, I studied teaching-methodology, languages and group-leading techniques and worked internationally for many enterprises, organizations and schools as a communication trainer, as a tourist guide, as an interpreter, as a socio-cultural group leader and facilitator and as a certified language teacher.

In my personal life I deepened experiences for example with meditation, relaxation, concentration and mind-control-techniques and martial arts. I am a fighter, a monk and a thinker. I made also enriching experiences with community living, spirituality and also with being completely alone or surrounded by unfriendly circumstances, which enable to learn and to practice how to use every resource. "Men are not gentle creatures, who want to be loved, who at the most can defend themselves if they are attacked; they are, on the contrary, creatures among whose instinctual endowments is to be reckoned a powerful share of aggressiveness. As a result, their neighbor is for them not only a potential helper or sexual object, but also someone who tempts them to satisfy their aggressiveness on him, to exploit his capacity for work without compensation, to use him sexually without his consent, to seize his possessions, to humiliate him, to cause him pain, to torture and to kill him. Homo homini lupus. Who in the face of all his experience of life and of history, will have the courage to dispute this assertion?" (Sigmund Freud)  

Main qualifications for my actual professional work: 

  • University master degree as a clinical psychologist.
  • As a postgraduate I engaged on the five-year German national highest standard psychotherapy work-and-study program under supervision in several psychiatric wards and psychotherapeutic outpatient departments. After the examinations at the government of Bavaria I obtained the German state license to practice as an independent psychological (cognitive-behavioral) psychotherapist in my own psychological practice in Hamburg Altona Ottensen.

Based on those, the further qualifications:

  • Certified as a trauma-therapist (German Association for Trauma-psychotherapy)
  • Certified as EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)-therapist (Shapiro)
  • Certified as Hypnosis-therapist (Milton Erickson Society)
  • Group psychotherapist.  (Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians)
  • Certified for Corporate Health Management. (German Association of Psychotherapist DPTV)
  • Certified in Systemic Coaching (ZSFB, DPTV)
  • I am currently doing the five year national specialization in dynamic psychotherapy on the basis of integrative psychoanalysis.


As a certified and registered member, I meet the professional standards and the ethical guidelines of the following organizations: 

  • Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (NHS National Health Service) of Hamburg as a cognitive-behavioral therapist (CBT) 
  • Association of Psychological Psychotherapists (VPP)
  • Psychotherapists Chamber of Hamburg
  • Professional association of German psychologists (BDP)
  • German psychotherapist Association (DPTV)
  • Milton Erickson Society for Hypnosis

I can offer you professional diagnostic and evidence-based psychotherapeutic support against the following disorders (ICD International Classification of Diseases, WHO World Health Organization):


F10-F19 Mental and behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use

F20-F29 Schizophrenia, schizotypal, delusional, and other non-mood psychotic disorders

F30-F39 Mood [affective] disorders
 Manic episode
 Bipolar disorder
 Depressive disorder
 Persistent mood (affective) disorders

F40-F48 Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders

    F40 Phobic anxiety disorders
    F41 Other anxiety disorders
    F42 Obsessive-compulsive disorder
    F43 Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders
    F44 Dissociative and conversion disorders
    F45 Somatoform disorders
    F48 Other nonpsychotic mental disorders

F50-F59 Behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors

    F50 Eating disorders
    F51 Sleep disorders not due to a substance or known physiological condition
    F52 Sexual dysfunction not due to a substance or known physiological condition
    F53 Puerperal psychosis
    F54 Psychological and behavioral factors associated with disorders or diseases classified elsewhere
    F55 Abuse of non-psychoactive substances
    F59 Unspecified behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors

F60-F69 Disorders of adult personality and behavior

    F60 Specific personality disorders
    F63 Impulse disorders
    F64 Gender identity disorders
    F65 Paraphilias
    F66 Other sexual disorders
    F68 Other disorders of adult personality and behavior
    F69 Unspecified disorder of adult personality and behavior

If you want to change any skewed thoughts and behavior patterns in order to heal a psychic or psychosomatic disorder, you can get professional effective help from cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.

If you desire to improve your personal and social skills and goals and overcome challenges in your career and private life, you might profit from coaching and counseling.

You may need a professional counselor in order to change your behavior and cope efficiently with stressful situations and emotional feelings. You may aim to feel more confident and develop better understanding and social and communication skills in order to enhance your relationships. You may need guidance on a conflict resolution or solving a problem.

Coaching may help you to find confidence, practice new behaviors or improve effectiveness in leading staff, structuring processes and achieving tasks in your workplace.  Along the process you may search for your core strengths, cope with increasing demands or find a balance between work and private life.

Common denominators in my expertise:
In all these three areas (psychotherapy, counseling and coaching) you are entering with me a creative, discovering process in order to actively broaden your own potential and outlook. Therefore you must be ready to make real changes. First, alternative perspectives and solutions are to be created; you are to think different and to break patterns. Thought-provoking strategies will inspire. Problem-solving skills are engaged. Goals will be set and strategies will be tailor-made in order to create outcomes. You will be encouraged to make important decisions and to implement them actively and immediately and assuming full responsibility. By means of directive and non-directive strategies you will be fostered in your self-awareness and in the awareness of other people. Along this process you will be challenged to regulate your emotional reactivity and to trust your feelings and your intuition.

If you have decided to try counseling or coaching or psychotherapy, please fill in this form to make an appointment for a initial session.

Practice for Coaching, Psychotherapie and Counseling

Dipl.-Psych. Egon Molineus
Ärztehaus.
Bahrenfelderstrasse 169, 5.OG
22765 Hamburg Altona Ottensen

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