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The Counseling Center

The counseling center for bi-national couples and families is an offer for Swiss and foreigners who live in a binational, bireligious, transcultural relationship or are affected by it.

Founded in 1970, the counseling center has grown in importance over time in line with globalization; today, more than one third of marriages in Switzerland are binational!

With its experience and contacts built up over many years, the counseling center is the point of contact for those seeking advice in the Basel region on the various questions of a binational union. It advises binational couples on legal and intercultural issues and offers psychological and pedagogical support for integration, relationship or educational problems. The counseling center works confidentially and is denominationally as well as party-politically neutral.

The counseling center is also happy to support mononational couples if staff capacity allows it.

The counseling center is financed by the Verein Beratungsstelle für binationale Paare und Familien, donations and counseling fees.

The association has received considerable contributions from:

Bürgergemeinde Basel Stadt
C.&R. Koechlin-Vischer Stiftung
GGG Basel
Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Margot und Erich Goldschmidt & Peter René Jacobson-Stiftung
Max Geldner Stiftung
Nicolai Stiftung
Hansjörg Rovira Stiftung
Stiftung Dialog zwischen Kirchen, Religionen und Kulturen
Sulger Stiftung
Kanton Basel-Stadt, Präsidialdepartement, Fachstelle Diversität und Integration

Thank you very much!

In conjunction with the counseling agencies in Bern, Lausanne, Luzern and Zurich, the counseling center makes the most important information regarding binational partnerships and marriage available on the web at


We would be very happy about your donation, too!

Verein Beratungsstelle für binationale Paare und Familien
IBAN CH48 0900 0000 1563 4815 0