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
Addictions Anger Anxiety Bereavement and Grief Bi-Polar Disorder Breakups Bullying Burnout Children, Teenagers and Younger People and Their Unique Problems Depression Eating Disorders Growing Older Identity Insomnia Life Direction Decisions and Transitions Living in a Different Country Loneliness Procrastination Quitting Drinking Quitting Smoking Reaching Life Goals Relationship Problems Self-Esteem Self-Harm Sexuality Spirituality Stress Suicidal Ideation Weight Loss Phobias Personality Disorders
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:
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
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)