With over 17 years of experience in social
support and counselling, it is my aim to help people find more
clarity in their lives, become more self-aware, and take ownership
of their work and life with more empowerment and resilience. I work
in English with individuals and groups facing a wide variety of life
challenges. If French is your native tongue, please know that my
French is fairly limited, but if you speak slowly, I believe that we
can find a way.
As a dual national expat, it has been my experience that living in
different countries has taught me of the difficulties we face, and
of the inner strength we learn in order to adapt to foreign
cultures, languages and society.
Having been in France throughout the duration of the global
pandemic, I would like the opportunity to provide services to help
people through the unique set of challenges that life has thrown at
us with the pandemic and the more recent situations abroad. We are
all a part of this collective trauma in France and around the world.
I provide counselling/ coaching online to anyone experiencing
isolation, loneliness, struggling to integrate into a new country,
low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, career direction, amongst other
areas. I work to create a safe and caring environment, creating
goals, enhancing self-confidence and self-awareness one on one; as
well as building meaningful relationships in a group setting.
Over the years I have worked on several continents with varied
experiences, and cultures. This work included working as a
counsellor, working within prisons, community home care, social
support, residential programmes, hospitals, helplines.
I work remotely, 100% compliant with sanitary
barriers. I offer online counselling via Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime.
I offer Telephone counselling as well. Also, I can also offer a
"walk and talk" session if you live in Lille. The first session is
My work in counselling
Running a private practice where I provided counselling services to
a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds. Focussing on areas
such as depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, carers, eating
disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, schizophrenia, and those
experiencing violence/ abuse. I have also worked closely to support
people struggling with eating disorders, cyber bullying, complex
trauma; via telephone, email, web-based live chat, face-to-face
support groups & face-to-face consultations. Assisting with support
groups for eating disorder sufferers and carers.
My work in community care
- Community service dementia specialist
within a multidisciplinary team at St Vincent’s hospital in
Sydney, Australia. Assisting with at home support as well as
educational groups for dementia sufferers and carers
- Mental health residential worker for a
psychosocial residential care programme in Melbourne, Australia
- Mental health support worker in the
city of Perth, Australia
My work in the USA
- Project Prove, Virginia Commonwealth
University - In a minimum-security prison for women assisting
with basic life skill groups
- In the Forensic unit of a Federal
Prison in Petersburg, Virginia - In a maximum -security prison
for men and women, creating groups
- “CASA” Henrico County, Virginia,
- Juvenile Domestic Relations Court,
Court Appointed Special Advocate investigating child abuse cases
on behalf of the judge.
Training and experience
- Masters degree Counselling &
Psychotherapy (MCAP) at the Jansen Newman Institute of
Counselling & Psychotherapy
- 2 years of group therapy in the
Master's program, DBT, CBT, Sandplay, Art, Narrative,
Person-centred, Existential, Psychodynamic, Family systems,
Mindfulness, PTSD, Solution Focussed, etc.