Men at Work  -  Male coaching

Male coaching is aimed at men,

  • who like to succeed and want to realise their full potential!
  • who want to express their leadership qualities!
  • who want to be a good and devoted lover!
  • who want to be loving and responsible fathers!
  • who just want to be a man!

We are a generation of men who have been brought up primarily by our mothers. Our fathers were often absent people who dedicated themselves to earning money and providing for their family. But a child needs both role models to learn the difference between the male and female. Young fathers nowadays have fortunately recognised this fact and are now getting actively involved in their children's upbringing and in the family home by sacrificing their career to part-time work, so that they can spend one to two days a week with their children. This is not directed against mothers, who do outstanding work. But a child also needs his father to be able to develop appropriately.

Many men are confused in their role. They don't really know what it means to be a man. Dominance, aggression and forcefulness are regarded as negative qualities and rejected. But by rejecting these qualities men are also cutting themselves off from their clarity, an uncompromising readiness for action and wonderful creativity. The consequences of this are often confusion, stagnation, perversion and depression. In male psychology we also speak about the «castrated man» because he has lost his power or never found it!

Excesses are never the solution. An integrated man cannot aim to be just dominant, aggressive and forceful, nor is the denial of these qualities a solution. We are heading for somewhere between two familiar identities of our time: the macho and the softie. The softie focuses too strongly on the merits of the male in that he behaves lovingly, responsibly and cautiously and is willing to satisfy the female in every conceivable way without thinking of his own needs.

An integrated man has integrated both sides of his being. He feels his animalistic side and brings it to life. He is powerful, courageous, proud and ready to act. At the same time he draws great strength from this permission, which he can let flow into his generous, considerate, protective, guiding and playful disposition as a man. He brings his physical and sensual nature to life and is thereby passionate, devoted and connected with himself. He is in love with himself and his environment.

I would love to support you on your voyage of discovery to find your real self! From man to man...

Venue and costs

Venue Praxis am Quai, Dr. med. Adrian W. Fröhlich, Patriotenweg 10, 4500 Solothurn
Costs According to Tarmed Suisse (sessions are calculated per every 5 minutes started)
Note The cost of a delegated psychotherapy can be invoiced to your basic health insurance of your health insurance company.

« Old and wise! »

Image by Michael Luys

Delegated psychotherapy

Delegated psychotherapy means medically supported psychotherapy and is covered by the basic health insurance of all health insurance companies. The costs after subtracting your annual co-insurance amount are 10 per cent. Together with psychotherapy, which uses psychological methods to try and identify and treat thought, experience or behaviour disorders, you are also supported by a doctor who administers medical care and can prescribe psychotherapeutic drugs if you would like or need them. All medical certificates will also be issued by them. For you, this basic situation represents a valuable triangular relationship since you are being extremely well looked after on two sides. Everything that you say or do in psychotherapy is subject to medical confidentiality.

There are many different approaches in the psychotherapy field. Along with the therapeutic relationship between the patient and therapist, the approach (the form) of psychotherapy can make a vital contribution to its success. I am a trained IBP psychotherapist. IBP stands for Integrative Body Psychotherapy. It is a client-centred psychotherapy with the focus on the physical experience (felt sense) of our feelings, thoughts and perceptions. More on this can be found under: What is IBP psychotherapy?

In the initial phase of therapy a weekly meeting is recommended. At a later phase we can easily extend the time between sessions. The duration of psychotherapy depends on various factors: the type of disorder, aims of therapy, approach and integration (treatment) of psychotherapy etc. Ultimately, for me, psychotherapy also means the patient and therapist working as a team, in which the patient has a leading influence on the process. Successfully overcoming your own life issues is the most fundamental aim of sustainable psychotherapy. You may, and can, also pause or discontinue psychotherapy at any time.

My specialist areas include male psychology, relationship psychology, sexual psychology, traumata, substance misuse and addiction issues (alcohol addiction, drug addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders etc.), personality disorders of every kind, depression and exhaustion (burnout symptoms). I really enjoy working both with young adults and with older people. At present I can offer therapy in German and English. French will follow...

The child and the elephant

There is a saying: «elephants never forget!» If a person can still remember irrelevant or minor matters years later, they are often said to have a «memory like an elephant». Now, elephants do in fact have an extraordinary memory, says behavioural researcher Marion East from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin. Once learnt, the neuronal connections are apparently retained for a whole lifetime. Elephants that live in the wild can remember the past better than humans as their capacity to remember is essential for survival (see the Frankfurter Rundschau).

In our own life it is often the case that we find it extremely difficult to forget certain things, even if we really want to. Often these things are traumatic events from our childhood or adulthood that have burrowed deep into our consciousness and consciously or unconsciously control or even obstruct our behaviour in day-to-day life. This is why I have chosen this wonderful picture by Luis Beltràn for the psychotherapy field because for me it describes this phenomenon perfectly: whether big or small, we all go through life with an elephant...

Venue and costs

Venue Praxis am Quai, Dr. med. Adrian W. Fröhlich, Patriotenweg 10, 4500 Solothurn
Costs According to Tarmed Suisse (sessions are calculated per every 5 minutes started)
Note The cost of a delegated psychotherapy can be invoiced to your basic health insurance of your health insurance company.

« The grand voyage! »

Image by Luis Beltrán

Psychotherapy-orientated swimming training

Staying in the weightlessness of water, drifting or even working off accumulated energy brings many people into a state of emotional equilibrium*. By swimming, we learn in a natural way to release our inner tension and control and thereby achieve greater relaxation and trust.

The longer I teach swimming, the more I become aware of the emotional potential of this type of sport. Swimming is far more than just a sport because when swimming, we are faced with ourselves and our environment in such a way that fascinates me as a psychologist and psychotherapist time and again.

Swimming cannot be mastered by determination alone. Swimming is also a sensory perception (a feeling) that follows intellectual conflict. To be able to swim at a really high level, we need to be fully present (in our body) and yet we are not isolated from the world because we are continuously in touch with our environment (e.g. water). Consequently, by swimming we learn how to bring our internal and external sides into the perfect balance.

This basic requirement, to my mind, is also important for a harmonious and healthy lifestyle. If, because of our behavioural patterns, we continue to antagonise and are in conflict with the outside world, sooner or later we will fall into an exhaustive depression because this disharmony completely exhausts us.

« The water is your friend …
you don’t have to fight with water,
just share the same spirit as the water,
and it will help you move! »
Alexander Popov

An exciting and fascinating voyage of discovery to our own being...


Psychotherapy-orientated swimming training as a meaningful physical psychotherapeutic intervention is thought of as ongoing therapy because when swimming, we continue to be confronted with many of our limiting life patterns. It is particularly suitable for people who suffer from a personality disorder, addiction or burnout symptoms because it strengthens our self-confidence, our relationship skills and our physical sensations. For addictive people it constitutes a meaningful and healthy substitute gratification. Regular swimming provides structure, strengthens willpower, boosts motivation and vitalises your whole being. Swimming is also a good preventative measure for those who work in a stressful environment because it helps us to relax.

Teaching venues and costs

Teaching venues Hallenbad City Zurich and Hallenbad Solothurn (indoor swimming pools)
Costs CHF 90.00 per lesson (45 min.)
Note The costs cannot be invoiced to your health insurance company.

* The emotional equilibrium of the individual as the origin of health and well-being.

« Ecstasy! »

Image by Daniel McCulloch

5Rhythms® by Gabrielle Roth

I use the maps (guidelines) of Gabrielle Roth with great success as additional body psychotherapeutic intervention method to move people and to free them from their deadlocked and restrictive structures.

« Being Real: Embodiment and Joy in Daily Life! »

What does it mean to be real? How do you express yourself authentically? One option could be to incorporate our true feelings. When we stop being someone else! When we drop the disguise to show who and what we are! Of course this takes courage! But when we learn to use the joy (enjoyment of life) to build a bridge to all our other feelings, we can end up finding the gateway to ease (flowing) and effortlessness (lyrical).

When we slow ourselves down and consequently lighten up the shady sides of our being, when we replace our anger with passion, when we find freedom by letting go of our sadness, when we overcome our fear to experience the gentle and inspiring excitement of love, then we can fulfil our potential (our humanity) and shine in the light of our true selves.

What does it mean if we allow ourselves to be ourselves and for it to be easy? When there are no more ifs and buts, when the self-disparaging thoughts disappear and when the inner doubt, the unfulfilled desire, settles down. How would it feel if we loved ourselves for who we are and if confusing appearances were replaced by simply being?

We use the various rhythms as a springboard to explore and create new and advanced possibilities in our being and our daily life. Acceptance, serenity and joy ultimately start with ourselves and enable us to live and to love completely!

Life can be a wondrous dance!

« Lightness and joy! »

Image by Luis Beltrán