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Irene Brenneisen

Patient coach and psycho-oncological counsellor SGPO

Spital Zollikerberg
Zentrum für integrative, komplementäre Medizin & TCM (ZIMT)
Praxiszentrum Zollikerberg
Trichtenhauserstrasse 2
8125 Zollikerberg


Certified nursing specialist DN II

Main topics

  • Support and counselling throughout the entire diagnostic and therapeutic process, taking into account physical, psychological and social factors
  • Informing, counselling and supporting patients and their relatives throughout the course of the illness and treatment
  • Case management of patients based on the case management cycle
  • Coordination and optimisation of treatment processes, services and avoidance of overlaps
  • Ensuring the quality of care
  • Ensuring high-quality care
  • Activating empowerment for self-help, self-care and self-efficacy
  • Empowerment counselling
  • Counselling and support for reintegration into the professional working environment, target agreement and implementation of measures
  • Active support and the design of health-promoting measures
  • Conceptual design and development of counselling and support by the Breast Care Nurse at the BreastCentre Zurich
  • Counselling on social insurance issues
  • Counselling on follow-up solutions such as rehabilitation

Training and further education

  • 2019
    Case Manager, Careum University of Applied Sciences Zurich
  • 2018
    Onco-walking course instructor, ISR Health Academy
  • 2017
    Psycho-oncological counsellor SGPO, Swiss Society of Psycho-oncology
    Further training in hypnotherapy, Dr Erich Zulauf
  • 2014
    Life development and bereavement counselling seminar, Academy for Human Accompaniment
  • 2012 - 2013
    Logosynthesis, Practitioner, Institute for Logosynthesis IAS
  • 2012
    Patient competence counselling and empowerment counselling, Patient Competence Foundation
  • 2010
    Training as a life coach master practitioner, ife Institute
    Further training in teamworks, team leadership & development with method, ife Institute
  • 2009
    Further training in resource and trauma work
  • 2008
    Further training as a Breast Care Nurse, Lindenhof Hospital Bern
  • 2005 - 2007
    Basic training in process-orientated psychology, professional association for process-orientated psychology