My background is both British and South African. Having spent much of my life in South Africa, I left in 2002 with my husband to live in Paris for a few years. We are now settled in Switzerland, which has been home for the past 11 years. Thus, I understand the various challenges of moving to a new country and adapting to different cultures.
I have a BSc(Hon) in Psychology from the Open University, Milton Keynes and an MA in Counselling from Webster University, Geneva. I carry the specialist title "Counsellor SGfB" (Swiss Association for Counselling) and I hold a “droit de pratique” for the Canton of Geneva. I am also registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) in the UK and the American Psychological Association (APA) .
An essential model that would underpin my work would be the therapeutic relationship itself, which is one of warm involvement and acceptance. My approach is integrative in that I incorporate elements and techniques from different psychotherapy approaches in order to address my clients' specific needs.