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Individual counseling (1to1 counseling)

Ready to step into your power and write your own story?

When you decide to get started with 1to1 counseling, you effectively decide to take your life into your own hands. You will not any longer follow what has been prescribed to you by your circumstances but will rather take control and responsibility. With deciding to invest your time and money into a counseling process, you decide to actively pursue the life that you want to be living. To not only dream, but also start taking the steps. To own your potential and keep going, as long as it takes to reach your goals. To finally believe that everything is possible as long as you keep working for it. To start owning your story.


Common topics in counseling

  • Relationship- and family challenges

  • Boundary setting

  • Breakup, divorce

  • Loneliness, the feeling of isolation

  • LGBTQ+ challenges

  • Academic pressures and challenges

  • Major life transitions, midlife crisis

  • Dealing with conflicts (internal, interpersonal, intercultural, etc.)

  • Stress and anxiety (future, finance, climate, politics, etc.)

  • Feeling stuck or powerless

  • Lack of self-esteem and self-confidence

  • Self-actualization, purpose, future- and vision planning

  • Values- and goal clarification, decision making

  • Spirituality

  • Expat challenges, etc.


Benefits of counseling

If you’re feeling stuck, or are going through a difficult phase, or you simply want to grow and improve an aspect of your life in order to be able to live life to the fullest, counseling can be beneficial to you.

During your process, you will be able to

  • Relook at your challenge from new perspectives, enabling you to start finding effective solutions – own & rewrite your own narratives

  • Establish goals and create corresponding plans

  • Discover the competencies and resources that are already available to you, which will help you get closer and closer to your goals

  • Discover the real barriers to your growth and start overcoming them

  • Meet your inner child, accept them and integrate them

  • Work with your shadows, turn them into resources and integrate them

  • Feel heard, understood, accepted and encouraged

  • Start feeling more empowered, confident and optimistic

  • Start implementing all of this into your life and noticing positive changes!

My approach
Bo Mérei counselor and life coach

My approach

I’m a counselor as well as a coach, and I combine the best of both disciplines to facilitate your process: I am future-and goal-focused, with the objective of helping you find your solutions as fast and as efficiently as possible. At the same time, when I feel it serves your purpose to go into a topic a bit deeper, then I recommend the use of methods that enable you to do so. And everything I do, I do it within a frame of genuine care and empathy, with understanding and respect for your process. You can read more about my framework and approach here.


I strongly believe that every crisis is, at the core of it, also an opportunity to grow and that you have the potential to, with proper facilitation, efficiently turn your situation around and start experiencing positive change. I also believe that you already have all the resources needed to find your solutions. Discovering and activating those resources is an important part of the process – as is working out potential solutions and testing them, implementing them in real life.


Practical details and pricing

Counseling includes:

  • A free, 30-minute, commitment-free first consultation to help you decide if this process is right for you.

  • Each session lasts 60 minutes and is conducted online or in-person (in Berlin).

  • If you wish, regular homework and fieldwork assignments are provided for in-between the sessions, facilitating and enhancing your process even further (this, however, is not a must, it depends on your personal preferences).

  • If you wish, mindfulness-based anxiety reduction techniques and simple relaxation exercises are included in the session as a free bonus.

The timeframe of your counseling:

  • Depending on your topic, sometimes 2-3 sessions are already helpful, and sometimes a longer process is more recommended.

  • In counseling, as part of our initial agreement, we typically agree on our meeting frequency (which is usually once per week or once every two weeks) and not the overall process duration (i.e. how many sessions we will have in total).

  • If you already have a clear objective at the start and would prefer to agree on a set number of sessions, I suggest you take a look at the coaching journeys listed on the Coaching page.
    If in doubt with regards to which approach is better for you, please note that the free, 30-minute first consultation is a great way for us get to know each other before committing to the process, and also, based on your objectives, needs and possibilities, there we can discuss what would be the best approach for you.)


  • Standard price: 85 EUR/session (not covered by German health insurance).

  • For discounts, payment information and other practical information, please check here.

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