Hello, I am a bi-lingual
psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer based at Hautefort near Périgueux in the
Dordogne, France. I have a first-class degree in psychology and a master’s
degree in psychotherapy from Middlesex University. My main training is gestalt
psychotherapy and CBT and I also practice hypnotherapy. For the last 11 years I
have worked as a counsellor in an outpatients addiction centre with a team of
psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals. My specialist training is in
addiction and trauma therapy and I work with a range of psychological
difficulties such as emotional problems, relational difficulties, anger
management, depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem and self-confidence
issues, integration into a foreign country and many more.
I have my own independent practice
where I either receive clients in face to face therapy, by telephone or through
video conference sessions. Research shows that therapy by distance methods is
efficient and that there are good results. It feels different to face to face
but people generally get used to it very rapidly. I have worked with people long
term as short term for the last 10 years and find that my clients are quite
satisfied with this method.
As a therapist I promote sessions that
are active and lively and characterized by warmth, acceptance, caring, and
self-responsibility. I encourage the client to find their personal resources and
to identify how they limit themselves in their lives. I help you to decide
whether your way of functioning is still useful or whether you want to explore
newer more flexible ways of being. I am trained and very experienced in working
with difficult issues such as trauma and will always be respectful of your
rhythm and needs as they unfold. The Gestalt therapy that I practice encourages
a gradual integration of our emotions, body sensations and thoughts. In other
words it is a holistic therapy that respects the individual and regards each of
us as a person functioning in the best way they have found at that moment in
I also run groups on anger management,
stress management and resilience building, emotional intelligence, understanding
and building self-esteem.
I am a member of the French Federation
of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis which is the main governing body of
psychotherapy in France. I abide by their code of ethics, regulations, practice
guidelines and client complaints system.
Siret number is available to any client that asks for it.