CBT Therapist, Psychological Counsellor, Accredited Coach in Berlin
I provide a clear, results-based approach for you to get unstuck and experience lasting change using CBT with a focus on well being and a coaching approach. I provide online support wherever you are based.
I grew up in Canada and then moved to the UK where I lived for almost 30 years. I now live in Berlin and support clients mostly online.
After years working in the corporate sector with a focus on organisational and team change, I retrained firstly as a coach and then as a CBT therapist. I understand the realities of the working world including the stress and challenges that can result from our day to day working lives.
I have worked with my own challenges around burnout, depression and finding connection and now I enjoy helping others with practical approaches that deliver results by combining coaching with the power of CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) to support clients to ‘get out’ of unhelpful patterns such as: overload, lower self-confidence, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, addictive behaviours.
In addition, I have worked extensively with LGBTQ+ clients and have a deep expertise in Chemsex, addiction and recovery linked with issues of self-worth and connection. Where necessary, I am able to support getting drugs/alcohol under control before moving into the therapeutic process.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and when helpful combined with complementary approaches such as mindfulness and coaching. In addition, I emphasise well-being activities to support change.
The overall process is future and results focused, time limited, is shared with and taught to the you. It is supplemented with a variety of methods and tools to support you to achieve results for the long term around your goals. The CBT approach is underpinned by the philosophy that it is not things or events that upset us, but what we believe about them to help develop a ‘take charge approach’ to life. The clear process helps you to understand where you are going, what is happening and approximately how long change will take.
If there are concerns around addiction we work firstly on this area before moving into the therapeutic process.
If you would like to discuss your needs, have your questions answered and understand how the process works please contact me to book a free c30 minute session.
Qualifications And Experience
Advanced Diploma in Integrative CBT/REBT with CCBT London (Distinction).
Advanced Diploma in CBT/REBT with CCBT London (Distinction).
Diploma in CBT/REBT with CCBT London (Distinction).
Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mental Health First Aid
Diploma and Accreditation in Coaching
Certificate in Neuro-linguistic Programming
Masters in Organisation Development
Honours Bachelor of Commerce
And a variety of psychometric tests used mainly within a coaching context
I have over 20 years experience working as an organisational change consultant then coach working with senior leaders in the corporate sector across industries with a particular focus on role transition and overcoming stress, anxiety and work overload. In addition, I have over 5 years experience as a well-being and recovery coach within London and Berlin LGBTQ+ alcohol and drug support services and as a CBT therapist working particularly with anxiety, depression, self-limiting beliefs.