Passionate About Improving Access to Mental Health Support
Here at Geistcollective we aim to create a space where people of all backgrounds can get connected to dignified mental health support.
I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a background in humanitarian aid. After studying Arabic and Middle Eastern studies in Berlin and Damascus I worked short term for small scale NGOs in Afghanistan, Yemen and Sudan; leaving a lasting impression and appreciation of the people and places encountered. Settling in London to raise my children, I went on to complete an MA in Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with the Refugee Therapy Centre and UEL while carrying on working in the voluntary sector. I lastly helped to design and implement a school based frontline model for the successful collective impact charity West London Zone, creating bespoke support packages for children and families at risk. Since relocating to Spain, I am working in private practice offering supervision and psychotherapy via video calls and occasional face to face meetings.
How I work
As a psychotherapist with intercultural and interreligious expertise I work relationally and integratively. Having worked with people and organisations across the boundaries of cultures, languages, gender, race and religion I am committed to support others in navigating their identity and challenges with a compassionate and non-judgemental stance.
I encourage both of us to have an open mind and explore together what might be bringing you to seek me out at this time. Assessing your current situation, we will usually move on to piece together the relationships and circumstances that have formed you, and those that are are impacting your life right now.
My experience over the past six years includes working with adults and children presenting with depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, relationship difficulties and migration related issues. I am registered with the UKCP-CPJA and offer long- or short-term therapy of up to twice weekly sessions in English and German.
I am open to work with people of LGBTQ communities, people in the process of religious deconstruction and those who have suffered spiritual trauma. Committed to make talking therapies more accessible I keep some for spaces low fee paying clients. Please contact me if you would like to join the waiting list and receive further details.
2018-2019 Advanced Supervision Skills (British Psychological Society approved) SDS Seminars Ltd., UK
2019 Narrative Exposure Therapy at University of Bielefeld, Germany
2019 Postgraduate Global Mental Health Course at Lisbon Institute for Global Mental Health, Portugal
2019 Peace Psychology Course at Academy for Conflict Transformation, Germany
2011 Postgraduate Cert. Psychosocial Studies Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
2015 M. A. Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy University of East London, UK
2017 Diploma in Counselling Children (CPCAB, UK)