"For me, I see each person as a unique being, responsible for their own actions and their own destiny. My own family has been an inspiration as well as a steep learning curve, to deepen my professional understanding and become a licensed and accredited Family (systems) therapist."
Couples & Family Therapist
Having extensive experience and post-academic degrees in working with children, adolescents and adults including a wide range of presentations and needs (i.e Depression, Addictions, ADHD, Attachment Disorders, PTSD, OCD, etc) makes a difference.
This background allows for family work to effectively draw each individual into the sessions in a positive and supportive manner. In the sessions, my work is guided by efforts to approach you with playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy.
My advanced (post-doc) trainings in human behaviour, psychotherapy, psychology, clinical sexology and couples therapy, enables me to provide you with the right tools and guidance to help you reach your personal and relational goals.
Through my own experience I learned there is more to relationships than love. Unfortunately, I felt lost in my own relationships and came to realise that for all my searching, I wasn’t connected to myself or my feelings. I had to let go to in order to find myself, to find that truth about who I am and to discover my authenticity. From there, I was able to reconnect with myself and be in harmony with those around me.
The path I was on personally, led me to study relationships and behavioural patterns. From there, I decided to take it further, and got my clinical psychology and couples therapists' masters and post-masters degrees.
My strong desire to develop programs that I could have used during my own time of need, drove me to create the Intensive Programs – a fast track way which has proven to be truly effective for building a stronger you and stronger relationships.
I have been fortunate to lead an international life, living abroad for many years, traveling extensively and learning through each experience. On the surface I had all the privileges of leading a global life yet I still felt restless.
The essence was missing in the appearance.
Beyond and above mere appearance comes a sense of Self. Developing a sense of acceptance involved establishing a more genuine identity. Cultural and contextual differences, however subtle, and their influence on relationships are often underestimated. My experience and knowledge of varied cultures helps me to see from different perspectives, in particular the areas of stress and the associated emotional wear and tear in some couples and individuals.
As an expat, wife, mother and professional psychologist, I have gained insight and experience in working together with a variety of people in different professions and with diverse backgrounds.
My vision is not to work from an illness or pathology perspective. I use my scholing and my own life history and experience for relational issues – I have been there and recovered. I encourage my clients to live close to their truth; from there they are better able to maintain lasting and intimate relationships.
My goal is to help you reach yours. Through powerful conversations that are intended to inspire new thinking, perceptions and behaviour, a different perspective is created.