Principles Our counselling formats are oriented around the concepts of relationality, creativity and reflexivity - which are central in the research and teachings of the Institute Relationality Counselling is relational in two ways. First, counselling can be fundamentally understood as a process forming relationships, aiming at creating an appreciative dialogue. Furthermore, counselling is relational as concerns can never be isolated, but must be seen as embedded in a system of agents and relevant contexts. One focus of the counselling process can also be found in the questioning of the qualities and forms of existing relationships and the quest for presently unseen possibilities to shape relationships. Creativity Creative methods and experimental practices in the counselling process allow a change of perspective creating access to a range of already existing resources. Such a perception is useful in the counselling process as it widens the spaces of existing possibilities of action. Reflexivity Counselling as a reflexive practice means to mutually reflect upon the goals, the context and the aims of counselling, as well as to reflect the counselling process itself. Reflexivity in this sense can be understood as an emancipative process that out of an inquisitive stance allows to challenge basic assumptions, thus creating greater spaces of possibility.