My experience enables me to offer effective individualized support. I have experience with a number of mental health issues, from mild to severe, and am able to provide a neutral ground for individuals, families, and couples. My focus is to help individuals heal and become aware of their inner strengths. This is achieved by listening to your concerns, and working through them with you. I will be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.

Specialities

Teenagers (anxiety, self-harming, depression, issues around sexuality, homesickness, general teen development)

Third Culture Kids

Transition to and from country – culture shock

Bereavement

Non-working spouse – issues around identity, purpose and fulfillment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What I am:

A professional, trained counsellor. 

I’ve worked as a School Counsellor with teenagers, their parents, schoolteachers and the wider community in Thailand, China, Switzerland and now Angola.

I have specific counselling qualifications from The Counselling Institute in Scotland: 

Post-Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Dip.Coun.) includes focussed work on Marriage Guidance, Bereavement, Addiction and Self-Harm.

Diploma of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Dip.CBT)

www.expatcounsellingnow.com is a small business member of FIGT, Families in Global Transition, a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. It promotes cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.

Member of BPS

I also have an (unrelated) MA in Philosophy, and have attended numerous workshops and professional development events in areas such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Fundamentals. I am currently enrolled in an M.Sc. Psychology programme at Derby University in the UK. I am also a fully qualified teacher, having taught in Greece, Belgium, Viêt Nam, Thailand, China, Switzerland and Angola

What I am not:

A licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. (Why is this important?)