As a therapist I follow a psychodynamic approach that I integrate with systemic and creative methods. I have enjoyed working with diverse clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds for more than ten years.
I trained as an Art Psychotherapist in London and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in England. I’m German and I currently live in Berlin, where I received my psychotherapy license (HeilprG) and participated in further training in systemic family therapy. As a therapist I'm particularly interested in intercultural relationships and in psychosocial aspects of migration. I've gained extensive experience working in England, Nepal, Ghana, South Africa and Germany and I've enjoyed working with a diversity of clients from a wide range of cultural backgrounds for more than 10 years.
I offer sessions for individuals and couples. My approach is based on psychodynamic (attachment-based) thinking which I integrate with systemic and creative methods. My personal experiences while living and working in different countries have fostered my understanding of similarities and differences regarding cultural perspectives and ways of communicating. However, it’s also important for me to acknowledge that everybody faces their own unique challenges and questions in life.
In a relationship, partners may struggle with different values, a sense of disconnection, trust issues, and many more. Conflict and difficult phases can be very challenging and may evoke doubts and fears about the relationship. However, when appropriately addressed, they can also help us gain important insights and develop further. Many couples decide to start counselling because they want to find new ways of relating and communicating. Especially in international relationships we can learn a lot from each other and broaden our own way of thinking. In this regard couples counselling often proves to be beneficial for both partners individually.
Of course, the potential for gaining important insights during challenging phases of life is also true for individuals. There are times in our life when we find ourselves anxious, low on energy or just generally unhappy. On top of that, it's often during such times that we feel particularly lonely and disconnected from others. It may help to share your feelings and find support in a safe and non-judgemental environment.
I offer a free video call (up to 20min) to introduce myself and to briefly discuss your situation. Individual sessions generally take place on a weekly basis. For couples counselling, I usually recommend meeting fortnightly for a double session, however, we can discuss the most suitable option for you.
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2022 Current undertaking: Clinical Training in Gottmann Method Couples Therapy
2018 Systemic Family Therapy Training (i.A. ISTB)
2017 Heilpraktiker Psychotherapy (HeilprG Germany)
2016 Global Mental Health: Trauma & Recovery Certificate Harvard Medical School
2014 Art Psychotherapy (M.A.) at Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
Since 2021 Therapist in Private Practice
2018-2020 Psychosocial Consultant, Trauma Expert and Trainer at major NGOs
2015-2018 Interkulturelle Initiative e.V., Berlin
2015-2018 XENION Psychosocial Centre for Refugees, Berlin
2011-2021 Psychosocial and therapy work placements and projects in London, Johannesburg (SA), Accra (Ghana), Kathmandu (Nepal), Northern Thailand/Laos