This site began as an exposition of writing and poetry, a long time ago. There’s still some here. It’s now being gradually repurposed as I close down the ExpatCounsellingNow website and move that function here.
So you’ll meet me, the psychologist and school counsellor. Me, the mindfulness facilitator. Me, the author and wanna-be poet.
I’m currently living and working in Bucharest, Romania.
My experience enables me to offer effective individualized support. I work with a range of mental health issues, from mild to severe, and am able to provide support for individuals, families, and couples. My focus is to help individuals heal and become aware of their inner strengths. This is achieved by listening to your concerns, and working through them with you. I will be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
My areas of interest
Teenagers (anxiety, self-harming, depression, issues around sexuality, homesickness, general teen development)
Third Culture Kids
Transition to and from country – culture shock
Non-working spouse – issues around identity, purpose and fulfillment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
School counsellors’ wellbeing
What I am:
A professional, trained psychologist and counsellor. A fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
I have worked as a School Counsellor for over ten years with teenagers, their parents, schoolteachers and the wider community in Thailand, China, Switzerland and Angola.
M.Sc. Psychology – University of Derby, UK
M.A. Philosophy – University of Wales, UK
I have specific counselling qualifications from The Counselling Institute in Scotland:
Post-Graduate Diploma of Counselling (Dip.Coun.) includes focussed work on Marriage Guidance, Bereavement, Addiction and Self-Harm.
Post-Graduate Diploma of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Dip.CBT)
I am committed to continuing professional development relevant to the field of counselling and have attended numerous workshops and professional development events in areas such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Fundamentals.
What I am not:
A US licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.