Professional Training and Experience
I have a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology from University of Nottingham, U.K. My Master of Arts degree in Professional Mental Health Counselling is from Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland.
My experience during my training involved work in the school system with children with special needs, work in the forensic psychiatric hospital setting both with patients with chronic illnesses as well as patients with acute illnesses and finally individual private counselling of children, adolescents and adults. Since qualifying, I have had over 10 years experience in private practice , working with adults and adolescents, using an integrative counselling approach. I also worked as a school counsellor in an international school for two years.
Continued Training, Workshops and Education
In this field, continued education and training is of extreme importance in order to expand one's repertoire of techniques and modalities as well as to remain up to date with developing therapies and approaches. It is also obligatory given it is a requirement for membership with professional associations.
I have continued training and education in the following areas:
-Emotion Freedom Technique
-Image Re-scripting for Post Traumatic Stress
-Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
I believe that through each therapeutic process, not only does the client hopefully grow, develop increased insight and move towards reaching his or her potential, but the counsellor also grows and learns.
"Technique follows understanding." -Rollo May
I am a member of the Swiss Association of Counselling (SGfB), the Swiss Foundation of Complementary Medicine (ASCA) and a "membre extraordinaire" of the Swiss Society of Psychologists (SSP). I abide by the professional ethics and code of conduct of these professional organisations as well as the required continued education hours and supervision sessions.