I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) (membership no. 147062) and their Division of Counselling Psychology (hcpc registered) and a Psychotherapist accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) (membership no. 08159916). I abide by the code of ethics of my registering organisation the Society for Existential Analysis.
I completed all of my training in 2007 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 am also on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors of the British Psychological Society.
I am of Swiss-British-Italian heritage, which has given me a particular insight into questions of identity and has informed my understanding of different cultures and migration. I speak fluently Swiss-German and German and have an intimate knowledge of the Italian and French language and culture.
My working life started in the business world, which never really suited me and I subsequently made use of the academic & creative worlds to find new paths of meaning. These continue to enrich me, where I keep exploring and understanding the different dimensions of existence, within a framework of wonder and through the lens of creativity, writing, and connecting to nature.
As a regular practitioner of meditation for the past 20 years I pay particular attention to questions of Being and mindful living. Both Eastern and Existential philosophies inform my work as well as Gestalt theory, the Neurobiology of Trauma, and embodied modalities such as Body-Mind-Centering and Yoga.