I am also a fully trained Psychotherapist accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) (membership no. 08159916) through my training organisation the Society for Existential Analysis, whose code of ethics I abide to.
I completed all of my training at Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology where I gained a Master and Post Masters Degree in Existential Counselling Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy. I completed my training in 2007.
More recently I have completed a supervision skills training with the British Psychological Society and have been admitted to their Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors.
My clinical experience has been gained from working in a variety of settings giving me the opportunity to work with different client groups and gain a broad understanding of different mental health contexts. I have worked for the NHS, in education, in staff counselling, in charities working with women and the homeless, and in private practice.
My personal experience of different cultures and migration have given me a particular insight into questions of identity and difference. I speak fluently Swiss-German and German and have knowledge of the Italian and French language and culture.
My way of working has been influenced by many different practices and schools of thought, in particular, Eastern and Existential philosophies, Jungian Psychology, Gestalt, Body work, most recently embodied approaches like Body-Mind Centering, Authentic Movement and Yoga.
A regular practitioner of meditation for the past 20 years I pay attention to questions of Being and mindful living. Out of that emerges a particular focus on embodiment and creativity and how these are lived and experienced in daily life.