I hold a Postgraduate Diploma and a Master in Counselling from the University of Edinburgh.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and of the Psychologists Protection Society (PPS).
Journey, Training and Experience
Originally from Germany, I have lived in the UK since 2011. Whilst studying social psychology and then working in the market research industry, I discovered that the most rewarding part of my work was the meaningful interaction with research participants, and my interest in their lives, which eventually led me to pursue counselling training.
Since finishing my qualification, I completed further training in online and telephone counselling, as well as attending training courses on anxiety, issues relating to sexuality, race, neurodiversity, trauma and the body.
I have worked with clients in counselling agencies in and around Edinburgh, including Hope Park Counselling Centre, the University of Dundee Student and Staff Counselling Service, as well as Arkordia, an Edinburgh based cooperative of fully qualified therapists.
My experience includes working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, abuse and neglect, living with (chronic) illness , loss and transitions, questions around identity, sexuality, and relationships. I have a particular interest in pain, and how we carry it in our bodies.
Though my training was completed in the English language, I also have experience of offering counselling in German and / or working in both languages where this is necessary or helpful.
As part of abiding by the BACP code of ethics, I take ongoing personal and professional development very seriously, participating in regular further training, personal therapy and clinical supervision.