kAleiDoscope Coaching & Counseling
Anja Dittmeier, M.A., PCC, Health Practitioner for Psychotherapy

“Be the Change you wish to see in the world.”
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Anja Dittmeier, M.A., PCC, Health Practitioner for Psychotherapy

Anja Dittmeier has founded kAleiDoscope Coaching & Counseling and assists her clients in German and English. She holds a master’s degree in education, psychology and theology and is specialized in interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships. She studies their underlying mechanisms and how the individual and cultural upbringing shapes the way we interact with our outside world.

She looks back at 29+ years of experience in the field of personal development.

While she was living abroad in the United States for 4.5 years, Anja coached and counseled locals and expatriates from around the globe. Over the course of time she has worked with clients from more then 40 cultural backgrounds and identities.

Knowing the challenges that go along with mastering one’s professional and personal life as an expatriate abroad – including raising two third-culture kids (TCK) as well as leaving everything well known behind – Anja’s clients can benefit from her attachment-based and culturally sensitive coaching, counseling and therapeutic approach. Information on Anja Dittmeier’s comprehensive education.



I am a coach, counselor and therapist. Within this threefold profession, I am specialized in empowerment coaching, in relationship and couples counseling and in holistic and integrative psychotherapy.

I assist my clients in their personal growth and inner healing through a transformative and culturally sensitive coaching, counseling or psychotherapy process, implementing neuro-scientifically proven methods and approaches.

It is one of my main convictions that the way we grew up – even in a transgenerational sense – has a tremendous impact  on how we perceive our personal and relational lives, our profession and how we are shaping our future.

It is therefore this conviction, that lies at the very foundation of my attachment-based and culturally sensitive approach to coaching, counseling and psychotherapy.

Methods and techniques which could be implemented in sessions are: Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM), The Wholeness Work®, Ego State Therapy, meditation, breathing and mindfulness exercises, elements behavioral therapy, tapping, visualization as well as imagination exercises and techniques of resource activation. I also coach and counsel groups through presentations, workshops and private retreats.

kAleiDoscope Coaching & Counseling

Symbols and metaphors are very helpful for illustrating complex correlations. A playful aspect and a fluid interpretability lead to the creation of the company name kAleiDoscope.

When you look into a kaleidoscope, you look in at one end while the light enters it from the other. Due to the mirror reflections in the kaleidoscope’s interior, the light is redirected over and over again as soon as you move it even slightly from its initial position.

Thus, every time you move the kaleidoscope in another direction, new images and patterns appear.

For me, this represents a wonderful image and suitable metaphor for change and continuous development. It is also an insight into the way I operate. We can see how new realizations can help each of us to grow from the inside out to achieve a fulfilled and successful private and professional life.



Healing permit for professional practice limited to the field of psychotherapy according to §1(1)HPG, issued by the District Office Tempelhof-Schöneberg of Berlin

Certified in Attachment-Based Counseling and Attachment Psychotherapy
Karl Heinz Brisch M.D. Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany

Certified as Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Certified Professional Coach by TCT
Silvia Becker-Hill, Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA

Certified Palo Alto Coaching Technique Master,
Silvia Kurpanek, Palo Alto Institute for Systemic Coaching, Palto Alto, California, USA

Certified Optimize Coach, OPTIMIZE Enterprises,
Brian Johnson & Michael Balchan, Los Angeles, California, USA

Certified SAFE®-Mentor
Karl Heinz Brisch M.D.,  Ludwigs-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany

Certified Cross Culture Trainer
Anne Copeland, The Interchange Institute, Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Foundations of Woman-Centered Coaching,
Dr. Claire Zammit, The Institute for Woman-Centered Coaching, Training & Leadership, San Francisco, California, USA

Imago Relationship Therapy
Marcia Ferstenfeld, Southfield, Michigan, USA

Trauma Sensitive Couples Therapy – Methods for the therapeutic practice,
Dr. Katharina Klees, Academy for Integrative Trauma Therapy, Berlin, Germany

Integrative Trauma Therapy (main method Brainspotting, David Grand),
Alexander Reich, Academy for Integrative Trauma Therapy, Berlin, Germany

Ego State Therapy,
Peter Uwe Hesse, Academy for Integrative Trauma Therapy, Berlin, Germany

Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) Basic Training by Lisa Schwartz,
Gordon Barclay, MRCPsych CRM Trainer, Berlin

The Wholeness Work®
Dr. Connirae Andreas, European Association for The Wholeness Work®, Stuttgart, Germany

Anja Dittmeier’s publication: USA Expat Quick Guide


ICF – International Coaching Federation

The International Coaching Federation is the largest international body for coaches. The way we practice coaching is based on the ICF’s core competencies and its code of ethics.

Imago Deutschland

Imago Deutschland (Germany) is the local IMAGO association and affiliated to Imago Relationship Worldwide, the umbrella organization for all therapists and coaches trained in Imago Relationship Therapy.

Association for Psychotraumatology Trauma Therapy Research on Violence (APTRV)

The APTRV was founded to connect the diverse professional fields of trauma intervention in order to establish a professional exchange and dialogue.

The European Association for The Wholeness Work – EATWW e.V.

The purpose of the association is to make The Wholeness Work® known and disseminated in Europe and to promote the quality of work with the method.

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