About

I do my thing and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it’s beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped.

Fritz Perls

  • Creative counsellor with extensive international experience in applied psychology and embodiment practices

  • MSc in psychology from the University of Derby, UK

  • Multiple years of continuous education in gestalt therapy and trauma-informed expressive arts therapies

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  • Certified in CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management), specialised training in psychological crisis interventions with individuals and groups, along with further training in treatment of complex PTSD, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) & University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

  • Post-Masters Certificate in Counselling, Athabasca University, Canada, Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Practice, Jungian Psychoanalysis, The Society of Analytical Psychology, UK (in progress)

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  • Qualitative research in psychology, counselling and psychotherapy; peer-reviewing

  • Continuous education in expressive arts since the 80s; application of dance, drama, poetry, art, and music in human development

  • Qualified assessor and psychometric test user certified by The British Psychological Society (BPS) and member of the Register of Qualifications in Test Use (BPS RQTU)

  • Certified in conducting Hogan and NEO personality assessments

  • Certified Professional Coach (College of Executive Coaching, USA)Certified Gestalt Coach, Certified Systemic Team Coach (Academy of Executive Coaching, UK), ICF Associate Certified Coach

  • Professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), The Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC) and Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

  • Member of the International Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (IAAGT), New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy (NYIGT), International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), International Association of Creative Arts Somatic Education (IACASE), American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA), Association for Women in Psychology (AWP), the BPS (MBPsS), American Psychological Association (APA), Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP), Vice President of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Switzerland 2015/2016