Since 2011 I have worked with clients, in person, in London, Kosovo and Vienna, as well as offered online psychotherapy to clients based worldwide.
I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, with a focus on Trauma, intercultural experience and refugees. I have additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (T-F CBT), the effects of Vicarious Trauma and, forced migration.
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.
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. As an Associate with FD Consultants (https://www.fdconsultants.net/) I also offer psychosocial support and trauma specialist services to humanitarian and human rights organisations, globally.
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.
I also am a mother and, because of my international upbringing and work experience, 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 internationally to give workshops and to consult.
My clients include – Expats and local residents, humanitarian aid and international development workers, journalists, refugees, parents, university students and, trauma survivors of many ethnicities, religions and backgrounds – male and female – adolescents through middle age.
My areas of psychotherapeutic experience –
- Trauma & PTSD
- Vicarious and Secondary trauma
- Compassion fatigue and burnout
- Suicidal ideation and self harm
- Childhood abuse (sexual and physical),
- Effects of forced migration,
- Moving countries/experiencing new cultures,
- Intercultural relationship issues,
- Borderline Personality traits/disorder
- Relationship difficulties,
- Parenting difficulties,
- Family issues,
- Confidence and low self-esteem issues,
I feel it takes great courage to come to therapy for the first time and so I will encourage and support you once you take this first step of getting in touch with me. We can explore together what has brought you, what you want out of our work, and how we can work best to help you.