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About Me

I've been living in Germany for over 25 years and understand the challenges and dilemmas we can face as ex-pats. Originally I'm from the UK and born in London, but my family background is a mix of nationalities (Scottish, Welsh, English, French, Austrian, Polish, Czech, and German), faiths, and world views. As a child, my family moved around a lot, but I have strong childhood connections to the Isle of Man, Austria, and France.

 

After having worked in investment banking and advertising, in London, my life here in Germany began as an isolated, stay-at-home mom of 3 young children. Like many ex-pats, I felt lonely and frustrated when I arrived here; I didn't speak the language well enough to work, and I couldn't imagine ever calling the place home. But when my marriage broke down, and divorce followed, I decided to stay here and build a new life.

Qualifiying as certified coach, licenced counselor and psychologist while working as a single mom took hard work, commitment, and dedication. But the transition was worth it. Now I'm free to do work I find rewarding and meaningful with people from all around the world.

 

My passion is helping my clients improve the quality of their lives by supporting them in their search for constructive ways of dealing with the issues they face. Many of my private clients are English speaking ex-pats who live in Germany or are based overseas. My corporate clients are both English and German-speaking.

As an IFS therapist, heart-centered work, grounded in solid science, is the foundation for my work. I stay up to date with the latest research, as much as possible, and I'm constantly updating my knowledge and skill set.

 

From personal experience, I realize that life seldom goes the way we expect. But, no matter what situation you are in, with commitment, patience, and the right support, change and transformation are possible.

So, if you are looking for a safe, judgment-free space to explore the issues and challenges you are facing, contact me for an appointment. Together we can find solutions that fit your life and your values and your resources.
 

When I'm not working, I practice shotokan karate, spend time with the people I love and play gitarre.

Qualifications & other professional training:

  • IFS Therapist - Level 1 (Posen, Poland)

  • IFS- Integrating Internal Family Systems Across Clinical Applications (PESI UK)

  • Trauma Informed Care, Before, During and After Critical Incidents (PESI, UK)

  • Intensive Trauma Treatment: How the Body keeps the Score (Dr Bessel van der Kolk)

  • Masters degree in Communication, Industrial & Organisational Psychology (MSc., Vienna, Austria)

  • Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie (HP Psych.), (Bad Homburg, Germany) (Engl.: Licenced Counsellor)

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) - International Coaching Academy (ICA - Australia)

  • ADHD Clinical Services Provider (Strength-based Iterventions to Thrive with ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood) - (ADHD-CCSP - PESI)

  • Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy (Tammy Nelson, USA)

  • Certified Anxiety, Panic & Phobia Treatment Professional (CCATP - PESI)

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level I & II (CCTP - PESI)

  • Lehrgang: Luise Reddemann "Imagination als heilsame Kraft: Zum Umgang mit Traumafolgen und anderen schweren Belastungen wie z.B. Corona"

  • Hypno-Systemic Concepts for Resource-Based Family Reconstruction (MEIHEI Institute Heidelberg, Germany)

  • Hypno-Systemic Therapy for OCD, Phobia & Panic Syndrome (MEIHEI Institute Heidelberg, Germany)

  • Hypno-Systemic Trauma Therapy (MEIHEI Institute Heidelberg, Germany)

  • Certification - Multi-modal Crisis Intervention & Psychotherapy

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT - Tapping)

  • Certified Coaching Practitioner - Marshall Goldsmith – Global Leadership Assessment (GLA360)

  • Certification - Applied Kinesiology - Brain Gym 1

  • Licensed Extended-DISC Personality-Analysis Coaching Tool Practitioner

  • Certified Trainer - Intercultural Competence in English (ICE)

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