COUNSELLING

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION
COUNSELLING

EACH ONE offers counselling for Black, African and Afro-Diasporic people in Berlin in all cases of discrimination:

>  in the search for work or housing,
>  in employment or housing,
>  when shopping or concluding contracts,
>  at school – whether as pupils, parents or teachers
>  on the street…

If discrimination is racially motivated, we’re talking about Anti-Black racism. But discrimination can also have other motives, such as:

>   Language,
>   Nationality, 
>   Religion, 
>   Worldview,
>   Disability, 
>   Age, 
>   Hostility towards women* and queer people,
>   Hostility towards Trans* and Inter* people,
>   Education, 
>   Income,
>   Family status,
>   …

This list is not exhaustive and usually different levels are in play. When this is the case, we speak of multiple discrimination, more specifically intersectionality.

We council according to the principles of empowerment and partisanship, which means that the person seeking advice with his or her history, desires and interests is at the centre of our work. In most cases, discrimination is subtle and difficult to grasp; sometimes there is even uncertainty as to whether it was discrimination at all. Those seeking advice can also turn to us in order to find words to express what they have experienced.

Specifically, EACH ONE offers initial and referral counselling. We first discuss the situation and find out what the person seeking advice wants to do (or not do), if and which intervention is desired. Depending on the case, those seeking advice will be informed about legal issues and suitable counselling offerings and, if necessary, will be forwarded. EACH ONE is well connected in Berlin as well as nationwide with anti-discrimination and victim advisory centres, lawyers, psychologists etc.

In our youth social counselling young people are able to find accurate and accompanying support. EACH ONE accompanies them on their journey through life and picks them up where they stand – with all the questions and problems that are relevant to them at the time. We know from EOTO youth work that the thread of homelessness and the search for housing, experiences of racism and discrimination, residence and criminal law problems, drug use or addiction, debts as well as violence and problems within the family are among the problem areas that young Black people encounter the most. Empowerment events, where young Black people come together, engage in exchange and design activities, are an important part of the work. In that way, children and young people (and their parents) have access to self-efficacy and participation at EACH ONE.

COUNSELLING TAKES PLACE AT:
Kamerunerstraße 16,
 13351 Berlin

 

FEEL FREE TO MAKE AN APPOINTEMENT via Email or WhatsApp

Anti-discrimination counseling:

Consultation hours: Thursdays 4-6 p.m., also by phone or video call. Tel.: 01771589381 (also available via Whatsapp. Feel free to call, leave message and phone no. and we will call you back).

Youth counseling:

Consultation hours: Tuesdays 4-6 p.m, also by phone or videocall. Tel: 015738466744 (also available via Whatsapp. Feel free to call, leave a message and phone number and we will call you back).

Book an appointment at:

beratung@eoto-archiv.de
+49 (0)30 983 24 177
+49 (0) 177 158 93 81 / +49 (0)157 384 667 44

Open anti-discrimination counselling: 
Thu 4pm – 6pm

Open social counselling: 
Tue 4pm – 6pm

*Individual appointments outside of office hours can also be arranged.

Psychological Consultation Hours

We also offer an open and low-threshold psychological counseling service for young black people, where you can speak to a therapist in a one-on-one setting. This is not a substitute for therapy, but only a first point of contact where you can get an initial consultation, get help with orientation and find therapy options and see together what the next steps could be for you.

Advice is offered by Jessica Grafwallner, Marcel Badra and Josylyn Segal. Jessica Grafwallner is a Black psychologist and psychotherapist with a focus on experiences of racism and discrimination. Marcel Badra is a Black psychologist and psychotherapist who works in a racism-sensitive manner. Dr. Josylyn Segal, brings to the counseling dynamic over thirty-five years of clinical and professional international experience providing a supportive space to deal with this thing called “life” and the daily and /or intermittent, socio-culturally induced stressors as POC, living and dealing as locals, expatriates, and/or as visitors. You can talk to them about your difficulties that you do not know how to solve on your own. Maybe you feel stressed out by your family, have difficulties with friends or even at school or at work and do not know what to do. Maybe you have a very specific question and just want to discuss it with someone in a safe and professional context. Maybe you are also disappointed by our system or our society because you keep having racist experiences. All of this and much more can be concerns with which you are very welcome here. Together we will see whether your concern can be clarified during the consultation hours or which other forms of support may help you.

The psychological consultation hours take place at our consultation rooms at Kameruner Str.16, 13351 Berlin, or online.

 

VIDEOS

Do you know the feeling of being treated differently than others? That people don’t believe in your abilities, that you’re not taken seriously and that you’re being left out of consideration? Discrimination violates basic human rights and is prohibited by law – you have a right to participate and to be respected! In this video of the Anti-discrimination Association Germany (advd) e.V. you will learn how you can defend yourself against discrimination.

KEY ADRESSES

EOTO YOUTH PROGRAM

EOTO’s youth program stands for an innovative approach to education – with a focus on empowerment and community building. The project focuses on the expansion, intensification and further development of youth programs with Black people in Berlin and throughout Germany with an intersectional approach.

WEBLINK: EOTO YOUTH PROGRAM

Anti-DISCRIMINATION ASSOCIATION GERMANY (advd)

Anti-discrimination Association Germany (advd) e.V. is an umbrella organisation of independent anti-discrimination offices and counselling services. Its member organisations have many years of experience in anti-discrimination work with a focus on counselling and empowerment of people affected by discrimination.

State Office for Equal Treatment - Against Discrimination

The diversity of cultures and lifestyles is what makes the metropolis of Berlin so attractive. Democratic urban cultures and an appreciative coexistence support this diversity, and it is important to stand up for it time and again. It is equally important to enforce the rights of all people for equal treatment and non-discrimination. It is precisely for this purpose that the Senate has set up the State Office for Equal Treatment – Against Discrimination.