Welcome to my website. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am based in Zurich, Switzerland.
I am available to see clients both in-person and online.
Therapy takes place in a quiet, confidential setting and is a partnership between client and therapist. In therapy, the client has complete freedom to say whatever is on their mind, without judgement, criticism or blame.
I work from a psychodynamic perspective which recognizes that present difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, relationship problems, can be linked to earlier experiences. We often unconsciously recreate patterns from the past in our current relationships. These patterns can be unhelpful, leading, for example, to repeatedly unfulfilling or destructive relationships. Understanding the underlying nature of difficulties and awareness of what was previously unconscious, can not only alleviate suffering but also enrich our lives.
People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:
Feelings of stress or anxiety
Grief, loss or bereavement
Problems with confidence or self-esteem
Issues relating to sexuality
Difficulties at work or in retirement
Problems with family or school life
I have a post-graduate diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation, which is one of the leading training institutions in the UK. I am a registered professional member of the European Association for Psychotherapy and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition to working in private practice, I have also worked for the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist at Guy's hospital. I also have an honorary qualification in assessment from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation. I participate in peer support programmes and have regular supervision.
A session is a weekly 50-minute appointment between client and therapist at the same time on the same day. The regularity and frequency of appointments are essential to the work, so deciding to attend therapy is a commitment. I offer both short-term focused work and longer-term open-ended therapy. We can discuss what would suit you in your first session.
You do not need to be referred by a doctor to make an appointment. If you feel that you could benefit from the opportunity to talk frankly about your current situation, call or email me to set up a meeting. This one-off meeting is an opportunity for both of us to work out if we can work together, and to think about what you would like to get out of therapy. We can then arrange a weekly fifty-minute session for you.
I work from a group practice in Lavaterstrasse 75, 8002 Zürich Enge and easily accessible from surrounding areas.
I can do online sessions either by telephone or using video communication such as Zoom.
My fee is 130 Swiss Francs per session. I offer concessionary rates for students and clients on lower incomes, or unemployed. I do not charge for initial assessments.