I provide counselling and
therapy in both English and French for a wide variety of issues, including depression,
anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulties with cultural adjustment, mixed cultural
identity, relationship issues, 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 and
sometimes 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
People come to see a therapist
for many different reasons, from short-term struggles to long-standing issues
that run deep.
These are some of the issues that I work with regularly:
Depression: be it long-standing
Anxiety, stress, feeling
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 France
Cultural identity issues:
questions surrounding mixed cultural identities, being a “Third Culture Kid”
I adapt my work according to the
issues at hand and to the person I work with. The idea is not to open Pandora's
box, but to work step-by-step to find relief at the right pace.
I work in an integrative
manner – in my
therapeutic toolbox include tools from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy),
psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, relaxation, etc…
The most important part of
successful therapeutic work is finding someone with whom you feel comfortable. I
work in collaboration with many therapists in the English and French speaking
mental health community – in situations where I’m not specialised in the issues
at hand, or if I feel that I’m not the right therapist, I can make referrals to
colleagues in Paris or elsewhere. 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.