About

English-speaking therapist in Geneva

ENGLISH-SPEAKING THERAPIST in geneva

As an English-speaking therapist in Geneva, I look forward to welcoming individuals into my practice who are looking for a fellow traveller to accompany them in a process of self-growth and change. 

I am a psychological counsellor, who trained in both the US and UK, and a registered “counselor / relation d’aide” in the canton of Geneva. 

My training is integrative, drawing on a variety of approaches, including person-centered, psychodynamic, trauma-informed, infant-parent and attachment-based therapies. For more information on what this means, click here.

I provide therapy in English either in-person in Geneva (including the option for home visits for women who are pregnant and parents and their infants) or online.

Qualifications

I have a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from William James College, Boston, USA. Prior to this I undertook a one-year Infant Observation (infant-parent psychotherapy) training certificate from the Center for Early Relationship Support, JF&CS, Boston, USA. In addition, I completed a one-year introduction to counselling and therapy skills at WPF Therapy in London, UK (accredited by the University of Roehampton, UK).

More recently I completed certification programmes in Developing Skills in Working with Couples from Tavistock Relationships; Perinatal Mood Disorders and Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy from Postpartum Support International (PSI); Clinical Assessment Skills from WPF Therapy, London; Mentalizing in Practice – Working with Parents and Babies from the Anna Freud Center in London’s International Training School for Infancy and Early Years. 

In addition, I regularly attend shorter trainings in order to continue to stay abreast of new developments in psychotherapy, and to comply with my ethical requirements to continually develop and learn professionally. For example, in the last few months I have attended a number of virtual training sessions on the psychological impact of this pandemic.

Experience

I have six years of experience training and working with clients of various backgrounds in a therapeutic capacity. This includes clients dealing with anxiety and depression and looking for support making changes in their lives. 

In addition I have worked with clients struggling with substance abuse and addiction and its impact on their functioning, as well as new parents navigating the highs and lows of pregnancy and parenting. 

Finally, I have worked with vulnerable children and families dealing with high levels of daily stress caused by social and racial inequality, economic pressures and relationship breakdown.

Professional Memberships

I am a registered “counselor / relation d’aide” in the canton of Geneva. I am a Registered Member (MBACP No. 00926737) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

In addition, I am a Professional Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) (Member No. 6463229) and am similarly bound by their ethical framework. 

I am also a member of Postpartum Support International (PSI) and Zero To Three, organisations which support maternal mental health practitioners and offer resources, up-to-date clinical research and further training.

Prior Life Experience

Prior to working as an English-speaking therapist in Geneva, I gained a Masters in Globalization, Ethnicity and Culture from the University of Sussex, UK and a Masters (Hons) in Social Anthropology with Development Studies from the University of Edinburgh, UK. 

I worked for ten years as a researcher, writer and editor on issues including human rights, migration, asylum and refugee issues, and issues of racism and discrimination.

This prior life experience means that I am particularly interested in the experience of migration and travel, as well as settling and integration, which is often at the forefront of clients’ minds when they come to see me. 

See here for more information on my work with international migrants.