Spiritual welfare

If you are seeking spiritual welfare counselling, then you have several possibilities in Berlin Cathedral. You can speak with someone from our team of pastors or contact the life counselling department in the Cathedral’s basement. To make an appointment with one of our pastors, please contact the Parish Office (Sexton's Office/Domküsterei).

Parish Office opening hours:
Mon 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thu 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Telephone office hours:
Mon – Thu 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Life counselling · Crisis counselling · Pastoral guidance · Couples counselling · Supervision

The life counselling services available at Berlin Cathedral offer people who find themselves in a life crisis the chance to talk, irrespective of their religion or nationality.

Approximately 20 volunteers and two full-time professionals work together to provide crisis counselling, spiritual guidance, couples counselling and supervision. In addition to the actual line of work, members of staff are also trained in pastoral care, pastoral psychology, psychological counselling, marriage, family and life counselling, psychotherapy or supervision.

We offer qualified advice to people who feel marginalised or who are experiencing problems in their relationship, work or family life.

Here you will find conversational partners who are guided by their Christian understanding of humanity. We are obligated to respect the dignity of every individual, and support their autonomous strengths.

During the opening hours from Monday to Friday, between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., anyone in search of advice can simply turn up or arrange an appointment by telephone beforehand. Couples counselling is available by appointment only.

The agency responsible is Beratung + Leben GmbH – Evangelisch-Freikirchliche Beratungs- und Sozialdienste Berlin und Brandenburg (www.immanuel.de). This agency is part of the Immanuel Diakonie Group based in Berlin-Wannsee.

Life counselling is an open-door policy of the Ev.-Kath. Konferenz für Telefonseelsorge und Offene Türen, represented by the charitable association ‘das Diakonische Werk’ of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).


Contact persons for spiritual welfare at Berlin Cathedral

Contact at the Parish office (Sexton's Office/Domküsterei)

Telephone +49 30 20269 111
Email gemeinde(a)berlinerdom.de

Immanuel Beratung Mitte – Life counselling at Berlin Cathedral

Psychological individual and couples counselling, crisis counselling, spiritual welfare, supervision
Director Karl-Heinz Hilberath
Am Lustgarten 1
10178 Berlin
Telephone +49 30 32507104
Fax +49 30 32509117
Monday to Friday 14.00 – 18.00
or by appointment