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.

Retraining as a certified coach and counselor 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. Most of my clients are English speaking ex-pats who live here or overseas, but I'm also here for the German-speaking community.

I believe in heart-centered work grounded in solid science and I make an effort to stay up to date with the latest research. I'm strongly committed to offering a safe, judgment-free space where you can try to find solutions that fit 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.

While I do tend to work quite a bit, when I'm not, I love astronomy, playing the caisa, slow-cooking, and mastering the art of karate.

My Qualifications:

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

  • Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie (HP Psych.), (Bad Homburg, Germany)

  • Certified Professional Coach (ICA trained & certified), (Sydney, Australia)

Other professional training:

  • Hypno-Systemic Concepts for Resource-Based Family Reconstruction

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

  • Hypno-Systemic Trauma Therapy.

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

  • Certification - Multi-modal Crisis Intervention & Psychotherapy

  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT - Tapping)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Certification - Applied Kinesiology - Brain Gym 1

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

  • Certified Trainer - Intercultural Competence in English (ICE)

  • Licensed Extended-DISC Personality-Analysis Coaching Tool Practitioner

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