I am a Humanistic Integrative Therapist.

I have a Bsc (Hons.) in Behavioural Studies, COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, and a PG Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I also worked for three years at a student helpline and have telephone counselling experience, I was a volunteer counsellor at a British college for another three years, and I trained at a German psychiatry as well as a German medical school. People of various ages, from the age of 13 to over 90 years old, with different professions and backgrounds worked with me at improving their lives. I was also trained in cultural diplomacy at the ICD'S Academy for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, and I have extensive experience working and living with people from various cultural backgrounds. Additionally, I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).


Overall I have eight years experience working with

Bereavement and Grief
Bi-Polar Disorder
Children, Teenagers and Younger People and Their Unique Problems
Eating Disorders
Growing Older
Life Direction Decisions and Transitions
Living in a Different Country
Quitting Drinking
Quitting Smoking
Reaching Life Goals
Relationship Problems
Suicidal Ideation
Weight Loss
Personality Disorders

I am a Humanistic Integrative Therapist.

My approach to psychotherapy is deeply rooted in Carl R. Rogers' person-centered therapy, but I also use elements of other forms of therapy, such as Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Logotherapy, Existential Therapy, and Transactional Analysis. All these forms of therapy are integrated in Prochaska and Norcross' Transtheoretical Model.I believe that we all have a part of ourselves which knows very well what we want and what we need. In person-centered theory this is called the organismic self. However, our life's experiences often block this wise part of ourselves and we can not reach our full potential. For this reason, I called my practice Minerva -Inner Wisdom- as it is the goal in the therapy sessions to discover the often hidden wise, innate side in you, and allow you to reach your full potential in whatever you want to achieve in your life (Minerva is the Roman Goddess of Wisdom).

And this is my Training:

Formal Education:

2012-2015 PG Diploma, University of Derby, UK
Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Course

2010-2011 COSCA Counselling Skills Course, University of Aberdeen, UK 
COSCA Certificate for Counselling Skills 

2007-2011 Bsc., University of Aberdeen, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Behavioural Studies

Further Training and Placements:

2008-2011 	Nightline Aberdeen

2009  		Alumni of the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, ICD, Berlin

2011 		KRH Psychiatrie Wunstorf, Germany

2011 		Psychosomatic Ward, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), Germany

2011 		UTAG Ingenieure, Germany 
         		Consulting & Human Resource Management 
		at Public Private Partnership Projects 

2013-2016	Landau-Forte College, Derby, UK

2016 		CPD Home Office's Course: Recognising and Preventing FGM

2016 		CPD Prevention of Extremism and Radicalisation

2016        CPD University of Derby: Working with Children and Young People

Professional Membership

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)