About me

My Approach. 

I have an integrative approach, which means I draw on different styles of therapy and respond to your personal process. That can look like creating change when something feels amiss; uncovering what is underneath when you are feeling stuck or locked into repetitive patterns; exploration and reflection for when you are feeling confused or want to make sense of your experiences; and working with possibilities and finding new motivation, for when you want to focus on growth and strengths.

How I work. 

I work holistically and balance relational, creative practices with change-orientation and structure. I apply trauma-sensitive, evidence-based and neuroscientifically supported approaches for a broad range of issues. I have specialised training and lived experience working with ADHD/autism, culture and identity, grief and bereavement, relationship issues, and work-related stress.

I like to equip you with agency over your own development and share context as to how therapy works.

I believe that the worlds we live in impact our mental health, and my practice considers the effects of the social and political challenges of our times, and of climate change.

How I work with culture, identity & belonging.  

I work with cultural sensitivity to account for differences and to address questions about identity and belonging, including multi-linguality, being mixed-race, multi-hyphenated identities, and the role of ancestral trauma. Working integratively allows me to stay adaptable, which is particularly useful when working with culture and identity.

I bring lived experience, being mixed-heritage, a ‘third-culture kid’, and having lived and worked across Europe, the UK, the US, the Middle East and Asia. I navigate several languages, cultures, faiths, and different class backgrounds.

My background. 

I am a qualified and registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Therapist. I have lived and worked across Europe, the UK, the US, the Middle East, and Asia, and I am mixed-heritage. Prior to being a therapist, I worked in tech, and had stints at the UN and in public broadcasting. Besides my therapy training, I have completed extensive other relevant training, such as in mindfulness, contemplative psychology, as a coach, and as a yoga teacher. My non-linear background is reflected in my broad, therapeutic approaches that I adapt to what you need.

Qualifications & Practice Details

Member: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP, individual member) The United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA), The European Association of Transactional Analysis (EATA)

Training:

  • Transactional Analysis Counselling with Social Responsibility, Diploma
  • Community & Psychotherapy, Philadelphia Association
  • Contemplative Psychology, Karuna Training Certificate
  • Advanced CPD trainings in my areas of specialisms (ADHD/autism, grief, culture, relationships), and in mindfulness and coaching.

Additional Credentials:

  • MPhil in Management, Cambridge University
  • BA in Media and Cultural Studies, Heinrich-Heine-University
  • Yoga Teacher Trainings, Sivananda

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Other

German

Types of Clients
Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Session Types
In Person
Online
Phone
Specialities
  • ADHD, autism and neurodiversity
  • culture, identity and belonging
  • grief and bereavement
  • work challenges
  • relationships
  • body-mind connection, using mindfulness and somatic tools