Marc Zumbach und Karolina Goralski
Praxis für Psychotherapie und Persönlichkeitscoaching

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My name is Karolina Goralski and I welcome you to the website of my psychological practice.

Alongside my colleagues we’re offering the following services in English, Polish and German:

  • Psychotherapy (HPG)
  • Coaching
  • Life and career counseling
  • Crisis interventions
  • Couples Therapy

It’s our goal to quickly reach the core of your problem and to help you overcoming it. I want you to be able to take back full control over your life and to live the way you want as swiftly as possible .

If you’re finding yourself to be in a life situation in which you need advice, help or guidance, I’m inviting you to our practice!

If you are interested in my offer or you’re having any questions about it, please contact us!

We offer the following services in English, Polish, German and French:


Would you like to talk about your problems in English? Then you’re more than welcome to visit our practice. Our services range from Psychotherapy (HPG), Coaching to Couples Therapy.

Come by with all the issues, problems and topics you would like to speak about. Be assured that we’re not judging or evaluating anyone. Here, you don’t have to hide or be embarrassed about anything. Our duty of confidentiality creates a safe space for you to open up about anything. This definitely will give you the possibility to vent your feeling and emotions. We’re happy with helping you to solve your problem.

If you find yourself to be in a life situation where you need advice, help or a guidance feel free to contact us! Our goal is to get to the core of your problem as swiftly as possible and help you in dealing with it. We want you to be able to live the life you dream of.

Psychotherapie in Düsseldorf

Psychotherapy (HPG)

Psychotherapy (HPG) is well suited for people struggling with mental disorders or other illnesses.

Paartherapie Düsseldorf

Couples Therapy

 Support with any kind of relationship problems.

Persönlichkeitscoaching in Düsseldorf


Coaching helps with setting up life in a way that it develops in the right direction. It finds application in private, professional and family matters.

Therapeutic & Coaching Methods

In our office, we use a wide range of therapeutic/coaching methods that allow you to achieve the effects intended in the shortest period of time possible. The methods which will be applied during our meetings entirely depend on you, your problem and your preferences.

We invite you to our office with any problem – here you don’t have to hide anything. We do not judge anyone’s actions or thoughts. Due to our duty of confidentiality, a space is created for you in which you can speak your mind freely without any embarrassment.


You are more than welcome to visit our office with any sort of topic or issue. The methods we apply are not limited to any specific topics.

There is a number of issues with which clients come to us. Please remember that each person and problem dependents on personal situations and life experiences. We will be happy to help you deal with your very own subject matter

  • Depression, burnout or stress
  • Neurotic-, eating-, sleep- disorders
  • Anxiety disorders, phobia/ phobias, panic disorders, fear, stage fright
  • Getting out of addiction
  • Psychosomatic diseases such as pains or allergies
  • Partnership and family problems, problems with being single (loneliness, desires)
  • Sexual dysfunctions and related problems
  • Crises in private or professional life
  • Overweight
  • Quitting smoking
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Anxiety disorders, fear (of public speaking, presentation, exam, doctor (e.g. dentist, surgery)), stage fright
  • Intrinsic compulsion (compulsive control, compulsive actions or thoughts)
  • Partnership and family problems
  • Problems with being single (loneliness, desires, etc.)
  • Stress
  • Sexual themes and related problems
  • Femininity/Masculinity
  • Staying abroad, problems with emigration, integration in a new environment
  • Problems at work (e.g. mobbing) or finding a job
  • Crises in private or professional life (e.g. death of a loved one, separation from a partner, birth of a child, problems with a child, uncertain future, etc.)
  • Help in getting out of a difficult situation
  • Overcoming inhibitions resulting from wrong beliefs and strengthening correct belief systems

About us

Welcome to our practice at Achenbachstr. 20, 40237 Düsseldorf. Our Team offers you Psychotherapy (HPG) and Coaching in English, German, Polish and French. Meet our experts who, amongst other languages, speak English:

Karolina Goralski
Karolina Goralski Certified Social Pedagogue (Dipl. Soz. Päd.) and Healing Practioner for Psychotherapy (HP Psych.)
German, Polish

My name is Karolina Goralski and I am the owner of the practice.

Since my skills in English do not suffice to conduct a good psychotherapy (HPG) or coaching sessions in that language, I’ll happily arrange a session for you with one of my colleagues, whose methods are very effective and whose English is excellent.

I wish you very successful sessions so that you quickly reach your desired well-being and/or your goals.

Hund Rossi


All languages of the world

When I’m in the practice, I usually work quietly in the background. My favourite spot is in the lounge and you won’t even notice that I’m there.

Only occasionally I do get the chance to participate in the therapy sessions. I find it particularly great when I can help clients to reduce their fears regarding dogs (dog phobia). That’s my specialty, besides keeping the dogbed warm :)

Practice community

In addition to the specialists of our practice , there are also other colleagues working here. Currently they are:

Jenny Christoffel
Jenny Pat Christoffel Coach, Supervisor and Psychological Advisor
German, English, Polish, French

My name is Jenny Pat Christoffel and I am already looking forward to meeting you in person.

About me and my way of working

As a coach, I give my clients an unbiased framework and support in working through their individual concerns. Through targeted, proven and solution-oriented questioning methods, I help them uncover causes and blockages that lead to the development of their problems. Together we will then work out the best possible solutions, behavior and ways of thinking. I offer my clients – where appropriate – impulses to get into action and implementation more easily. This initiates changes that are beneficial for them.

My clients describe me as empathic, impartial, professional, clear and energetic.

Some stages of my life

Communication has shaped me in every way in my life so far. I was born in Germany and grew up with Polish parents, which allows me to understand and respond to the respective cultural aspects.

After my bachelor studies in France, I completed my master studies in conference interpreting in Heidelberg. There I learned business fluent English and French, and in particular how to listen properly. I use this in coaching sessions to be with you with my full attention.

In my youth I had a serious car accident, which I barely survived and which showed me how precious life is. This deeply formative experience helps me to develop special empathy with my clients and understand their individual life situations.

I completed a training as a systemic personal & business coach at the Coaching Akademie Berlin. Since then, I help clients in a wide variety of challenges, whether in their private lives, professional contexts or in couple coaching sessions.

I offer coaching in German, Polish, French and English.

Phillip Czarnecki
Phillip Czarnecki Coach, Psychological Counselor & Mindfulness Teacher
German, English, Polish

Hi, my name is Phillip Czarnecki and I look forward to meeting you. First, however, I would like to briefly introduce myself to you. Since my late teenage years I wanted to become a psychologist. Especially the field of psychological coaching and the possibilty for improvement regarding mental health conditions sparked my interest. I felt that my personal skills such as active listening, empathy, impartiality, and solution-oriented work would benefit this occupation. As part of my studies in psychology (M Sc), I subsequently completed a licensed training to become a psychological coach. Since I’ve completed my studies in English, I’m offering my coaching at the highest level in that particular language.

I was born in Germany as the child of polish parents. Thanks to my bilingual education in German and Polish, I have a deep understanding concerning respective culture and can adapt my coaching to the client’s preferred language. After completing my master’s degree in psychology, I additionally concluded a training to become a mindfulness teacher. I am convinced that a combination of traditional psychological approaches and alternative methods such as mindfulness and meditation provide the best results for improving the overall mental health condition of my clients.

Please, feel free to contact me and we will arrange a suitable appointment. I’m looking forward to meet you in person!

Mark Kepler
Mark Kepler Systemic Coach und Psychological Advisor
Deutsch, Englisch

For a first impression you only need a tenth of a second, for a good cooperation real trust. With this small excerpt from my life, I would like to make it possible for you to get to know me.

About me

Since my early youth, friends and family describe me as a very curious, open, appreciative and achievement-oriented person.

An unusual beginning

My professional journey began not classically as an academic, but as a professional tennis player (late 2012). During this time, I intensively got to know my emotions, beliefs and behaviour patterns. In this journey-driven profession, I also felt the importance and impact of my environment on my performance and well-being. At the age of 23, I increasingly felt the need to get to know other people and systems as deeply as I did myself and, despite notable successes, reoriented myself once again.

From studies to management

After my studies (M.Sc. Management Organisational Development/Entrepreneurship), I now work as a manager, mentor and consultant in a management consultancy for change management. Where I used to focus on myself, I now focus on my clients and colleagues. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience of change processes with people and organisations and accompanying them on their way to a new future.

My favourite quote and my passion today:

“You cannot lengthen nor widen your life: only deepen it, friend.”

-Gorch Fock

Along all career stages, people have shared their cognitive challenges, feelings and needs with me. Today, as a systemic coach, I feel great gratitude to be able to work precisely with this. In doing so, I accompany people to discover new perspectives and open up spaces for solutions. In our work together, my coachees appreciate my cordiality, my ability to listen well in combination with creative questions, as well as pragmatic techniques at their fingertips.

Practice coordination

Agnieszka Kielkowska, Sonja Manafzadeh & Kasia von Vopelius (v.l.n.r.)

0211 - 960 41 450

0177 78 22 687

As a graduate in business administration, I worked in the HR field for several years.
Psychology always interested me a lot and I continued my education in this field for many years.
One of my main areas of expertise was working as a psychological counsellor, which meant that I was the first point of contact for all sensitive employee issues.

Building on this experience, I now work in the practice as a practice coordinator.

Since I spent my childhood in Poland, studied here in Germany and started a family, I can be reached by phone in both languages. I will be happy to take your concerns and arrange a tailor-made appointment for you with one of the specialists in our group practice.

I look forward to your call.

0160 99 681 001

Hello, perhaps you would like to know who you are talking to on the phone?

My name is Sonja Manafzadeh. It is a pleasure for me to work here. I welcome your call, your contact and the conversations that come about as a result. It is nice to be able to contribute to getting you an appointment soon and for your sessions with a therapist/coach that is very suitable for you. I am always happy to hear how quickly it has helped. It is just wonderful for me to work with the coaches and of course with Karolina. The atmosphere is characterised by honesty, humanity and conversations at eye level.

Through my “colourful” life I have encountered many challenges. Psychological topics, crises and questions arose from this. In these situations, encounters have always been very helpful for me; they give me the opportunity to look at things differently and to evaluate them.

“Come as you are” – from the bottom of my heart: in me you will meet a person who will accept you as whoever you are today.

Psychotherapie in Düsseldorf

All therapists and coaches working at the psychotherapeutic practice (HPG) are well experienced and excellently trained. They utilize a variety of highly effective therapeutic/coaching methods.

Yes, there is also an option to receive psychotherapy (HPG) for free through health insurances in Germany. From our experience, there are the following advantages and disadvantages that accompany this option:

Advantage Disadavantages
  • Costs are fully covered by the health insurance
  • If your inquiry is validated by the health insurance company, the waiting time for a first therapy session is currently round about a year.
  • The methods applied are strictly limited by insurance companies, and therapists are only allowed to use the given methods.
  • From our experience, we know that these therapies usually last for years. I do not want to comment on the success of such therapy, but perhaps you yourself know people that ended up in therapy for years.
  • Deciding for this therapeutical route would be accompanied by an entry in your records, which has serious implications if you want to purchase an insurance (health, pension or life insurance, as well as when choosing to become a civil servant) in the future.
Praxisraum in Düsseldorf zur Miete
Praxisraum in Düsseldorf zur Miete

Based on our experience, we can say that most of our clients (even those with really severe problems) usually need 3-5 sessions to completely solve their issue. We work as swiftly as possible so that we can say goodbye to you in a healthy and satisfied manner. Our clients often experience significant changes after the first session.

It is best to contact us by phone so that we can further answer your questions specifically. Our practice coordination firstly will find the ideal contact person (considering your topic, personality, language, and methods required) and inform you about the exact costs with this therapist/coach.

Furthermore, we’re usually able to offer your first appointment to you within a few days. We are also there for you on evenings and weekends.

We are also there for you on evenings and weekends. Your sessions will not be recorded by any health insurance company (you won’t have any future disadvantages with regards to your insurance or if you plan on becoming a civil servant).

You can always decide whether you want to schedule a follow-up session (you are not bound to us). The frequency of meetings is tailored to your needs.

Our evaluation (whether it’s on Google Business/Google Maps or on speaks a very clear language with regards to satisfied clients.

We encourage you to try it out for yourself.

Praxisraum in Düsseldorf zur Miete

Arrival to the practice

The practice is located on the 4th floor of Achenbachstr. 20, 40237 Düsseldorf (Zooviertel). A lift is available (people with walking difficulties only have to overcome a small step at the entrance to the building – the rest of the way to the practice is at ground level). You can reach the practice by car or very easily by public transport.

Stop Lindemannstraße:
Tram/U-Bahn: 706, U72, U73, U83
Bus: 737

Uhlandstraße stop:
Tram/U-Bahn: 708, U72, U73, U83

If you are arriving by car, you can use one of the free parking spaces on the street or drive to the parking area on Grafenberger Allee 98. These parking spaces are chargeable but inexpensive and only a 5-minute walk from the practice rooms.