BA, MA, MSc
I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, with a focus on Trauma and intercultural experience. I have additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (T-F CBT).
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and, soon to be, European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) and abide by their codes of conduct and ethical standards, ensuring that my work is safe, ethical and competent.
Since 2011 I have worked with clients, in person, in London, Kosovo and Vienna, offering online psychotherapy to clients anywhere in the world.
Alongside my online private practice, I provide pro bono psychotherapy to asylum seekers and refugees in Vienna as well as consult with and run workshops for international organisations on the effects of Burnout and Vicarious Trauma.
My childhood was spent moving between London, where I was born, the US where I also have citizenship, Egypt and, back to London. Prior to my degree in Psychotherapy, I studied and worked in the fields of International Development and Human Rights Law. I have lived and worked in the Balkans, the Middle East and Europe (Greece, London and Vienna) with NGOs, the OSCE and other international Organisations for over 15 years.
As a mother and, because of my international upbringing and work experience, I also appreciate how it can be to span cultures and continents as a child, adult and parent.
I am presently based part-time in Vienna, Austria and part-time in London, travelling to other countries to give workshops and consult.
My clients have included – Expats, aid workers, journalists, refugees, parents, university students and, trauma survivors of many ethnicities, religions and backgrounds - male and female - adolescents through middle age.
Areas of psychotherapeutic experience - Trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, childhood abuse (sexual and physical), effects of forced migration, self-harm and personality disorders (only in agreement with a consulting psychiatrist), loneliness, relationship difficulties, parenting difficulties, family issues, confidence and low self-esteem issues, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and anxiety.
As a Gestalt psychotherapist, I am focused on;
- Working in the present with what you are aware of, rather than with your subconscious.
- We do talk about the past but it is generally not the main focus of the therapy.
- I may give you general information relating to your circumstances, but will not advise or try to tell you what you should do.
- My aim is to help you find your own path to a better present and future
In the case of trauma, this will involve finding a way to live with and beyond the immediate effects of the traumatic experience.
When helpful, I incorporate also additional elements and tools I have gained from different therapeutic approaches to tailor your treatment to your individual needs.
Throughout our work together, I encourage feedback from you about what helps and what doesn’t. This also helps me make sure the work fits your needs.
Recent studies have shown that online therapy is very effective. The convenience of online therapy also makes it a lot easier for people to start therapy who might not otherwise. No matter how remote your location or how hectic your schedule, support can be provided as long as you can secure internet access for our 50 minute weekly sessions.
Our online psychotherapy sessions will take place using Skype or FaceTime. This requires you having access to a private room and a good internet connection. I offer a free 30-minute non-therapeutic consultation (Skype/FaceTime/telephone) to help you decide if this is for you.
I can also offer supplementary email and phone communication.
Usually, psychotherapy involves meeting once a week for a 50-minute session.
The number of sessions depends on your individual needs:
6 – 10 sessions may be enough to deal with a specific problem.
A longer, open-ended period is often required for more general or serious issues.
We can discuss this in more detail and make a plan in our initial session.
Fee: 50 minutes – €50 (fully charged if cancellation takes place less than 24 hours before agreed session time)
emails and phone calls will be charged depending on frequency and length.
Depending on your insurance policy, your provider may pay for some or all of the cost of your sessions.
London, W9 2RF
|Accrediting Institution:||Middlesex University|
|License Number:||UKCP Reg. No. 2011170114|
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