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About Me

I've been living in Germany for nearly 25 years and I understand the challenges and dilemmas we can face as ex-pats. I'm originally from the UK and was 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 mostly German-speaking.

I believe in heart-centered work grounded in solid science and stay up to date with the latest research wherever possible. I'm also strongly committed to offering a safe, judgment-free space where you can explore the issues you are facing and try to find solutions that fit with your life and your values.
 

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

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

Qualifications & other professional training:

  • 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)

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

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

  • Integrative Sex and Couples Therapy

  • 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

  • Hypno-Systemic Therapy for OCD, Phobia & Panic Syndrome

  • Hypno-Systemic Trauma Therapy.

  • 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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