When I started seeing Rani, I clearly had in mind what needed to be changed in my behaviour and why I needed those changes, however I had no clue how to fix them. In an extraordinary way, Rani was able quickly to identify things that were bothering people around me, including myself and my life partner. I was frustrated with my present and my past, not knowing how to get out of a vicious circle and to find my happiness and purpose in life. After seeing a therapist before Rani, my hope that I will finally be able to find my life balance, was evaporating. I struggled after my divorce to find my life balance with my new partner. Working with Rani, she could get the focus on things that never crossed my mind that are important and yet so simple, not only in my relationship with my partner but in all other relationships. Rani taught me how I can get my frustration level to zero and how to setup necessary boundaries of any relationship to avoid expectations based on assumptions. I feel that I am now a much better person to my self, to my children and to my life partner than ever before in my life. Not only that I managed to eliminate my frustrations but also to communicate better with people around me. My new life balance that was introduced through sessions with Rani helped me and I learnt how to cope with day-to-day issues in a much more efficient way.
Testimonials from clients who have had their own therapy in English, in the Geneva and Vaud area and report what their experience of the counselling process was like and what they felt the results and benefits were.
I also want to take this opportunity to appreciate you for being an amazing therapist for X and me. I feel immensely lucky that we found you. I believe our counselling sessions are the primary reason why our relationship is no longer in the 'danger zone' as it was when we first came to see you. I am grateful that you patiently listen and support us, and importantly challenge us to dig deep and find the right words to express our feelings, each time. I always look forward to our sessions, and know that it's helping me to improve not just my relationship with X, but also on an individual level.
I contacted Rani initially because my marriage was in crisis. I had just turned 43 and was feeling confused and trapped by my situation. I needed help not only with my marriage but with some sensitive issues from my past that I knew had had, and were still having, a negative impact on my life.
I’d never considered going to counseling before but I can honestly say it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Almost from day one, I felt that Rani ‘got’ me. I’ve been able to talk through deep feelings and emotions openly and honestly, without worrying about being judged or feeling embarrassed. Rani’s insight, guidance and support have been invaluable; not only have I faced some very emotive issues but I have come to know myself so much better and discover what it is that I really want from life. Through her counseling, I have been able to make some truly life-changing decisions that I wouldn’t have thought possible a year ago.
"After having a challenging year, I contacted Rani with the intention of dealing with some past baggage in the hopes of growing and developing personally in the process as well as finding peace and being able to move forward. When I started therapy, I didn't really know what psychosynthesis was or how powerful it is. Our work together has allowed me to understand myself on a much deeper level and to become attuned to myself. I am thankful to Rani as the experience has been enlightening, profound and very rewarding."
“After many years of various destructive behaviours, being overwhelmed by negative personal influences and being plagued by dark moods, I decided to contact Rani for help. I had finally admitted to myself that these issues were generated from more serious roots than the regularly documented “quarter-life crisis” and that I need structured support and guidance to overcome this and start living free from depression, anxiety, self-criticism and the various emotional issues that had led to this gloomy existence.
Rani’s approach is very comforting and I always felt I was able to share my thoughts, feelings and worries in a safe environment. She gently encouraged me to address particular aspects of my issues, rather than forcing me to confront things I may have not yet been ready to face. The progression of the sessions seemed very natural and I always felt comfortable to move forward at my own pace. Rani used a range of different techniques but ultimately most sessions allowed me to explore, recognize and rationalize different parts of my consciousness and I gradually became aware of the elements that were holding me back. We then developed certain tools to manage these elements without re-engaging in any further destructiveness.
I now feel I am able to progress positively through life and I can cope well with negative influences, improve existing and future relationships, set realistic boundaries and be kind to myself. I believe I needed this guidance and support during those dark times and I am now able to avoid spiraling back into those terrible places.
I’m doing really well and things are still improving. I have Rani to thank for helping me get to a stage where I can face all things from a more stable and confident position."
I first contacted Rani Treichel for help dealing with a traumatic event which had lead to the loss of my home. From my first visit I warmed to her. I found her to be very perceptive, articulate and to have a great intuitive sense for what was upsetting me and why. We began by talking through the recent events that I had found so traumatic, but in time the discussions became deeper and wider. With Rani's help, I came to a much better understanding of myself. She made me see how my reaction to the loss of my home was very much tied up in and affected by, my close personal relationships. Most of our time together was conversational. However, Rani also used visualisation techniques, role play and meditation. I feel privileged to have met and worked with Rani.
I contacted Rani because I felt helpless and hopeless, not a place I thought I would ever find myself! Although outwardly perhaps appearing happy, I felt as though I had so many issues, but had no idea which ones were the real problems. Struggling with loss of career and for me self worth, being a mum with limited support and fitting in, all took a serious toll.
Rani helped me unravel the mess and understand what the issues have always been. I have resolved some of them and perhaps some of the older ones I never will, but that's OK, because I've found a place where I can be honest and kinder to myself. It's the hardest work I've ever done, but so worth it! Thanks Rani