I am a Psychotherapist accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) (membership no. 08159916) and a Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) (membership no. 147062) and their Division of Counselling Psychology (hcpc registered). I follow the code of ethics of my registering organisation the Society for Existential Analysis.
I have worked with a diverse set of clients since 2003 and completed all components of my training in 2007 to gain UKCP accreditation. I trained 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 interest in different cultures and migration. I speak fluently Swiss-German and German and have an intimate knowledge of the Italian and French language and culture, having lived in those linguistic zones at various points in my life.
My working life started in the business world, which never really suited me and I subsequently made use of the creative, academic and spiritual worlds to find new paths of meaning. These continue to enrich me, where I keep exploring and understanding the different dimensions of existence.
More recently connecting consciously to nature has become a reliable framework through which my engagement with self and world finds a felt sense of support and wisdom within an expansive space that goes beyond the here and now.
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.