Some therapists are not qualified to treat narcissists

Our guidelines

As a psychotherapist, I respect the patient's dignity and integrity.

I undertake to adhere to the following principles:

1. Duty to provide information
At the beginning of the treatment and at any time during the treatment I inform my patients about the content, form, duration, goal and costs of the therapy.
Information and therapy agreement (PDF)

2. Power imbalance
I am aware that there is a power imbalance in every psychotherapeutic treatment or training (self-awareness, supervision, further training with the character of self-awareness). I will not abuse this power imbalance.

3. Responsibility
I am aware that intensive training and supervision are an important part of qualified psychotherapy. I am solely responsible for any form of abuse of power and / or transgression of boundaries in psychotherapeutic treatment or training.

4. Rules of abstinence
In psychotherapeutic treatment or training, I do not enter into any private, professional or economic dependency relationships with the people entrusted to me. In psychotherapeutic treatment or training, I refrain from narcissistic abuse, manipulation, political, ideological and religious indoctrination. In psychotherapeutic treatment or training, I do not enter into any sexual relationships with my patients, training candidates and supervisees. I don't finish psychotherapy or training to enter into such a relationship.

5. Waiting period
The obligation to abstain applies for a period of two years after the end of psychotherapeutic treatment or training. Even after two years, it is advisable that the therapist and patient seek independent, qualified supervision before entering into a sexual relationship.