La Salamandre

La Salamandre
Couple and family counselling
(Hypno)therapy and workshop

The salamander goes through fire; we go through trials. When the salamander is wounded, its limbs grow back and it emerges unscathed. In myths, it represents regeneration. This is the purpose of our activities, no matter what the initial problem is or what makes you want to improve your relationships and/or communication.

Our approach is essentially humanistic and based on the theories of Carl Rogers and Thomas Gordon. The emphasis is on listening with kindness, empathy, unconditional acceptance and non-judgment, so that everyone can develop their self-love and their own resources. The analysis of what happens at the relational level during the sessions enables the adjustment of relationships with loved ones on a daily basis.

Theoretical foundations of the therapist’s training are also based on existential psychotherapy (the search for the meaning of life and death, Yalom), the analytic current (Freud, Jung, Ferenczi), the systemic current (Elkaïm), the contextual approach (Boszormenyi-Nagy), the narrative approach, and co-creative therapy (current Quebec current).

« The crisis allows for growth »


Florence Bergé

My therapeutic approach is essentially humanistic and based on the theories of Carl Rogers. The emphasis is on listening with kindness, empathy, unconditional acceptance and non-judgment, so that each person can develop their own self-love and resources. The analysis of what is happening in the relationship during the sessions allows for the adjustment of the relationship with the family and friends on a daily basis.

The theoretical foundations of my training are also based on existential psychotherapy (anxieties of death, fundamental isolation, freedom, and lack of meaning; Yalom, May), the analytical current (Freud, Jung, Ferenczi), the systemic current (Elkaïm), the contextual approach (Boszormenyi-Nagy), the narrative approach, and the co-creative therapy (current current Quebecois current).

I added conversational trauma hypnosis (CTH) to these foundations after realising that couples’ problems often stem from the fact that one person’s deepest wound awakens and rubs up against the other person’s deepest wound. Hypnosis allows us to heal the traumas of each member of the couple, so that we can rediscover greater serenity and openness in our exchanges.

Florence Bergé (en cercle)
Florence Bergé

Our activities

From Speech to Self-Renewal

Couple and family counselling

Couple and family counselling is defined as psychological support for the individual, the couple or the family, whether the difficulty is relational, affective, sexual or parental. Individual or couple consultations.

Personal therapy

Counselling sesssions and/or RTP conversational hypnosis for life difficulties, unhappiness, failure, bereavement, relationship problems, confusion, anxiety, loss of desire or energy, etc. HP or disabled people welcome.


In addition to the humanistic (CCA), existential, systemic and analytical approach, we can call upon other helping tools, such as the genogram, Eriksonian hypnosis, RTP conversational hypnosis, sculpting, symbolisation, storytelling, haptonomy and haptosynesis.

Training and workshops

Taking care of oneself can also mean learning and sharing new tools… Relationships, couple and family, communication, active listening, respect for others and for oneself, self-expression, personality, these are the themes at the heart of our training courses.


Former patients (or participants) agree to testify for you: it feels good to be listened to, it is possible to heal one's traumas, the consultations are really helpful.

Florence is a great listener and shared many tips on non-violent communication, which I apply in my daily life with ease and success. Her advice is useful not only in the family sphere, but also in social and professional relationships. Her empathy and kindness are very helpful 🙂

Hélène N.

Thérapie de couple

I would like to thank you, Florence, for the great help you gave me, your listening and your intelligence which really helped me to see things much more clearly and to learn to live with certain injustices in life! My artistic practice is also extremely enriched! I am very happy to have had the chance to meet someone like you and I will treasure your contact!

Marie-J. G.

Thérapie individuelle & hypnose

You surprised me with your approach and your listening skills. I had an incredible experience with this half-conscious hypnosis session on a visceral fear that had been knotting my stomach for years… Thank you for the emotion that was able to come out and finally release some of the inner tension… I highly recommend it!

Jean-Marc H.


Thank you for the help you have given… You have put the right words without judgement on pains that are sometimes complicated to understand… Quickly we have seen the light thanks to you. I can only encourage those who are in difficulty (whatever they are) to dare to take the step. It can only be positive…

Stéphane P.

Thérapie de couple

I highly recommend Florence Bergé for her hypnotherapy skills. She works on the blocking points that prevent you from moving forward. It is a real moment of relaxation, very gentle and her voice is comforting. I was so relaxed that I didn’t even hear my phone ring. Thank you, Florence, for these moments of pleasure!

Nadine M.


Contact me

At La Salamandre,
you can attend various training courses
to improve your relationships.

You can also choose individual follow-up.
Online consultations on request.

Would you like to attend a workshop or training course?
You can register via the form on the right.

Some question or suggestion?
Do not hesitate to contact me!