“You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place”
– Miriam Adeney
As UK national, I spent the large part of my childhood living abroad, completing my education in England, where I then began my career working for the NHS in London. It was there that I completed my training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and earned my accreditation as a CBT therapist.
Eleven years ago, my husband and I moved abroad; initially to Amsterdam and then to Munich. In both cities I have used CBT and Life Coaching to provide support and comfort to expats of many different nationalities.
I feel that my own personal experience (my husband has a different cultural background to mine and our children are third culture kids), along with my time working with international clients, has given me an awareness of both the positive and negative impacts of expatriate life.
I have a deep understanding of the fact that personal resources don’t always match the demands life places on us. During these times, we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful life-patterns. This is where therapy or coaching can help.
I believe a warm, friendly and approachable setting is crucial to successful therapy, and I like to bring humour to my sessions wherever possible. My goal is to empower my clients with the skills to manage their current challenges, giving them the tools to better manage the issues that life may bring.