I am a member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere to their guidelines and standards. I have my private practice in Nyon and cover the Geneva and Vaud areas and find that there are many ex-pats and international people looking for therapy / counselling / coaching and would prefer to see an English speaking therapist / counsellor / coach.
We choose to take the time to undergo psychological counselling for a variety of reasons. Usually, there is a seeking to understand why we feel as if something in our life is missing and what steps we can take to make daily life more meaningful and fulfilling.
I take an in-depth approach that is personalised for you. The process, rather than being passive (where you are only listened to and received) is active. I work to help you cultivate more awareness, discover where you may be stuck, reveal inner conflicts and guide you towards clarity.
In Counselling it is possible to address:
Emptiness & feeling stuck
Stress & anxiety related issues
Depression & feelings of isolation/disconnection
Loss of values, direction, identity & spirituality
Conflict & communication issues
Affairs & betrayals
Separation & divorce
Coping with change & transition
Bereavement & loss
Trauma, PTSD, violence & all forms of abuse
Difficult life events or patterns that feel hard to move beyond
Disillusionment & difficulties in family/relationship
Issues of self esteem & confidence
Infertility, pregnancy, abortions, birth & postnatal depression
Addictions, eating disorders & self harm
Yearning for life meaning, purpose & personal fulfilment
A wish for personal & spiritual growth
Physical symptoms, illnesses & their psychological root causes
the need for meaning and purpose as being fundamental to our well-being
that our mind, body, emotions and spirit are deeply interrelated
us as both individuals with unique qualities and as being interconnected with others and the environment
powerful experiences and the defence mechanisms around them which can hinder our self connection and development
that we repress what we do not like in ourselves as well as, some our higher impulses such as intuition, altruism, inspiration and joy
to integrate different parts of our experience, in order to create more self connection and a capacity to live vibrantly
life as a journey of development, where problems are often opportunities for growth
that our individual will is necessary before change and transformation can take place
to emphasise the Self, as the source of psychological health
a compassionate and an optimistic attitude to our experiences, despite the dominance of the pathologically orientated psychology
In 1927, Robert Assagioli (a colleague and counterpart of Freud and Jung) criticised Freud and Psychoanalysis and founded Psychosynthesis. He aimed to bring something more to the healing professions than Psychoanalysis could. His focus was to achieve personal and spiritual synthesis, rather than analysis. He proposed that the purpose of psychological healing was to contact a deeper centre of identity (the Self) to nurture its unfoldment, while removing obstacles to its actualisation. He held a wide and deeply compassionate view of the human condition and devised numerous creative ways with which to discover an individual’s unique reality and address their needs.