Areas of Interest
Psychotherapy. Approaches: Adolescent Psychotherapy, Intergenerational Exploration and Conflict Analysis, Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
Couples' therapy, Family Issues and Attachment, Social Anxiety, Learning difficulties, Bullying and Trauma, Chronic Pain, Long term illness/care, Infertility Issues/prematurity/adoption, Grief and depression, Difficulties associated with care giving, Family inclusion in individual therapy as required by client, Relationship Issues, Difficulties with social integration, Weight and body image, Anger and Emotional Control, Pet relationships & loss, Parent Support
Gestalt, psychoanalytic, in depth developmental and intergenerational psychological exploration based on transactional analysis, internal family systems and attachment therapy. As a helpful adjunct CBT is also employed.
My aim is that a trusting relationship develops, where the client can express and explore emotions, difficulties and needs, in the hope to better understand conscious and unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The wish for change and learning I view with respect, and aim to facilitate in a safe , non-judgemental environment. In relation to immigration, therapy is offered to issues around social integration, isolation, also social topics that arise within the spectrum of Autism and related behavioural issues. Based on medical background, issues relating to chronic pain, long-term illness and infertility and birth related health problems are met with competent understanding. A particular interest is around birth-related issues and subsequent developmental and also intergenerational topics. I facilitate adults, couples and adolescents and integrate their families in the therapeutic process and short- and long term therapy in English and German is offered. Qualifications: MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy. BScHons in Psychology and BAHons in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Professional foundation is in nursing. Higher Certificate in Gestalt Theory and Advanced Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). Accredited member with BPS (British Psychological Society) and Bord Altranais.