Clinical Psychologist – Therapist

69300 Caluire

Mobile : 0033 6 73 66 22 34

Email : eniolletmetcalfe@yahoo.fr


I am a fully qualified clinical psychologist and I work as a therapist in Lyon.   

I first left France, my home country, in 1982, to begin my ongoing expatriate life. I have lived abroad as an expatriate for many years, successively in Ireland, Algeria, United Kingdom, France, Qatar, France, Myanmar, Sudan, returned to France for further studies one year and Indonesia through to 2006.

Originally, my decision to go abroad was driven by my love of traveling, discovering new cultures and people. In 1996, I decided to study Psychology with the French distance learning system (CNED-IED) which enabled me to combine expatriation with personal and professional fulfillment.


I hold a DESS in Clinical Psychology, specialized in Ethnopsychiatry (Paris 8) and abide by the “Code de Déontologie des Psychologues”.

The curriculum offered by the CNED is of excellent quality enabling students to acquire a strong theoretical knowledge of several approaches, including psychoanalytic, systemic, cognitive-behavioral, pragmatical and ethnopsychiatric. A sound framework upon which to approach different client needs.

I use an integrated approach whilst respecting the client’s specific needs and cultural background.


Ø   Psychotherapies: My experience encompasses working with expatriates both abroad and at home in France. This included counselling mothers and babies, children, teenagers, adults, couples and families.

      Khartoum Psychiatric Hospital: psychological assessments and diagnosis for the out-patients clinic as well as the patients within the hospital.

     Support groups: I have been involved in several support networks (Parents of Children with Learning Difficulties, Jakarta Health Net, Khartoum Women’s Group, International Women’s Group, “Union des Français à l’Etranger” in Jakarta);

Ø       Non Governmental Organizations:

o    Médecins du Monde, Yangon and Mhythkynia, Myanmar : HIV-AIDS program for sex-workers and drug addicts from 1998 until 2001,

o    Street Children Home in Khartoum, Sudan : workshops with teenager boys in a home, 2001-2003;

o    Médecins du Monde in Jakarta, Indonesia : post Tsunami emergency program, briefing/debriefing volunteers, 2004;

o    Handicap International, Lyon, France: I am currently working with a French NGO assisting expatriates living in critical contexts, since 2006;

Ø       International Adoption: I held some assessments and counselling for American Families who adopted children in Indonesia based on my knowledge of both the cultural context and the legal demands. International Adoption was the topic for my final clinical dissertation for the DESS diploma. 

Ø       Presentations: I hold presentations (in English and in French) of the Expatriation Life Cycles for International Organizations.


Ø       Presentation on the Expatriation Life Cycles for the Lyon American Club on 27th September 2007 at the Hilton Cité Internationale, 7-9 pm.

Ø       Support groups for expatriates will start during Fall 2007 (one group for expatriate women and workshops for expatriate children). Contact : eniolletmetcalfe@yahoo.fr for further information


Counselling is done either in French or in English to individuals, couples or families. Distance counselling can be arranged when appropriate. A sliding fee scale is available for students and unemployed. Client confidentiality is assured. Therapeutic plan mutually decided after initial meeting. Payment arrangements made on first visits.


Children, Teenagers, Adults


Mixed and regular marriages


(All children therapies include the family)

Support groups

Adults and children

Transition, Expatriation

Support during the process of Transition for employees and their family prior to expatriation and upon re-entry

International Adoption

Complete service for the process of adoption and follow up support

LOCATION: My practice is situated in the Croix Rousse – 5 minutes walk from the ‘Croix Rousse’ tube station and from many buses – 30 minutes from both main train stations (Part-Dieu and Perrache Stations)

Mobile : 06 73 66 22 34

Email : eniolletmetcalfe@yahoo.fr

23 rue Croix d'Or
36200 ARGENTON sur Creuse
SIRET : 409 016 961 00040
ADELI : 699308698

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*      R. PASCOE 

o Culture Shock : A Wife’s Guide , Times

o Culture Shock:  A Parent’s Guide ,Times

o A Moveable Marriage, Expatriate Press

o Homeward Bound, Expatriate Press


o   Moving Families – expatriation, stress and coping – Routledge 

*      D. BRYSON & C. HOGE

o    A Portable Identity  A woman’s guide to maintaining a sense of Self while moving overseas - Transition Press International


o   Third Culture Kids – The experience of growing up among worlds – Intercultural Press

*      K. CURNOW McCLUSKEY, Editor

o    Notes form a Traveling Childhood – Foreign Service Youth Foundation

*      M. ZOER

o    The Kids’ Guide to living abroad – Foreign Service Youth Foundation


o   “When abroad – do as the local Children do” – Ory’s guide to young expats – X-pat media


o   S’expatrier en Famille, Village Mondial


www.expatexpert.com  (articles by R. Pascoe and several links)

www.fsyf.org Website Foreign Service Youth Foundation (you can order books)

www.expatclic.com : website in French mostly – plenty of useful tips and links