I provide counselling and
therapy in both English and French for a wide variety of issues, including
depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, cultural
adjustment, mixed cultural identity, etc.
My approach to therapy:
I view counselling and therapy as a joint effort – a collaboration between
client and therapist, working together to solve a problem and find solutions to
a difficult or painful situation.
Making the first step to seek help isn’t always easy. Sometimes, we know we need
a bit of help but don’t know how to ask for it. Other times, we know there’s a
problem, but don’t know how to tackle it. Or, we can feel that something’s “not
quite right”, but not really know what…
Here are some of the issues that I work with regularly:
◦Anxiety, panic attacks, phobias
◦Stress, feeling overwhelmed
◦Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
◦Obsessive hair pulling or skin picking
◦Self esteem - low self confidence - social anxiety
◦Relationship difficulties (individual therapy only, no couples
◦Pregnancy, post-partum depression, becoming a parent
◦Challenges of entering adulthood: “who am I?”, “what should I do
with my life
◦Studying or working abroad: culture shock, adapting to life in
◦Cultural identity issues: questions surrounding mixed cultural
identities, being a “Third Culture Kid”
I work using an integrative
model - my aim is to adapt the way that I work and the therapeutic tools I use
to the issues at hand and the person I work with. Rather than exclusively using
a single approach and imposing it on my client, I prefer to build the therapy
together and to adapt the work according to need.
Thus, from my therapeutic toolbox, I can pick and choose tools from various
approaches - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness meditation, Schema
Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), etc… My goal is to help my
client build and develop his own toolbox, in order to quickly be able to apply
them in daily life, and therefore leave with the capacity to deal with and
manage the issues which brought him to seek help in the first place.
The most important part of successful therapeutic work is finding someone with
whom you feel comfortable. This implies not only finding someone with the right
training and experience, but most importantly, working with someone with whom
you feel you can develop a warm, safe and trusting working relationship. The
important thing is finding the right therapist for you.
If you’d like any further
information, please do not hesitate to contact me by email
telephone 06 13 91 46 12.