As a psychonanlytic psychotherapist with intercultural expertise I support globally mobile individuals and their families from my online practice. Areas of expertise include transitions, trauma, anxiety and depression.
I am a mental health professional with a background in international aid and consider myself a longterm expat. After studying Arabic and Middle Eastern studies in Berlin I worked for small scale NGOs in Afghanistan, Yemen and Sudan, each leaving a lasting impression and appreciation of the people and places encountered. Settling in London with my family I went on to complete an MA in Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Refugee Therapy Centre while carrying on working in the voluntary sector. I lastly helped to design and implement a school based frontline model for a successful collective impact charity, creating bespoke support packages for children and families at risk. Since relocating to Spain I am working in private practice offering supervision and psychotherapy via video calls and occasional face to face meetings.
Psychotherapy aims to increase understanding of the impact of past and present relationships while offering an acceptive and empathetic space, enabling the client to cope with challenging and at times unbearable situations. As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I work relationally and integratively drawing on a range of experience. I challenge both of us to have an open mind and explore together what might be bringing you to seek me out at this time. Assessing your current situation we will usually move on to piece together the relationships and circumstances that have formed you, and those that are are impacting your life right now.
To examine your situation safely and effectively sessions are held at the same time every week or fortnighly and will be reviewed on a regular basis.
2019 Narrative Exposure Therapy University of Bielefeld, Germany
2017 Diploma in Counselling Children Place2Be London, UK
2015 M. A. Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at University of East London, UK
2011 Postgraduate Cert. Psychosocial Studies Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
2017 to today: Working in private practice at Geistcollective Psychotherapy. Experience includes online counselling and staff supervision as well as delivering training on trauma treatment, self care and community based psychosocial support.
2012 -2017: Training and working in the voluntary sector in London. Roles include: School Counsellor at Place2Be, Honorary Cocunsellor at Refugee Therapy Centre, Link Worker Development Manager at West London Zone and Family Support Worker with HomeStart
English, German, Spanish