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Therapy Room in Surrey, UK

Email
+44(0) 7 535 435 131

The wisdom resides
within you

Wellness Beyond Borders
 

I am mainly working with women and minors

My work is client centered
We may work with words and we may work without words.

My work is to understand where you are, what are your needs and offer various ways to reach this; all from what is and unfolds in you
 

   Always considering cultures & sub-cultures from the country/countries of origin & host-countries, family, past and current life environments ...
           that shape thoughts, behaviours, 
memories
Ethno-psychiatry is a passion of mine             

Specific work around Loss & Death; whether symbolic or not


Working with transgender identities

Specialised in Trauma, Severe Anxiety, Severe Depression
     and their consequences

Trained for 'bottom up' therapies following last discoveries in Neuroscience applied to psycho-therapy

Our work together will be flowing from you, what you experience and your resources.
My dream is to reach a therapeutic moment where you can process what needs to be at that moment, whilst I stay silent with a real compassionate presence
Silences have a real place in my therapies

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Neuroscience applied to therapy - Trauma Informed Therapy means

Considering decades of research on Trauma, complex trauma, ongoing trauma from the leaders in neuroscience
Their findings on the brain activity, our neurology and the co regulation with our emotions, behaviours, and cognitions
The new development in the field of psychotherapy unfolding from this

What is developing / keeps developing in the field

We now know that psychology does not explain everything by itself.

Our biology, psychology, neurology are co dependent and vary with our environments;
they impact our thoughts and behaviours which in turn, impact them back.
We need to take all in consideration on a healing journey.

Working as an Integrative Therapist; 


The most important is to listen to you and Be With You; that is what I call an Active and Compassionate Presence.

I give an important focus to the body in my work: all the different messages that it offers you as well as validating the fact that it needs to physically move: Emotions need motion
Your body can process any unprocessed emotions
This is following the latest research in Neuroscience


Adequate Common Sense and Humour are real Ingredients in my work.

My previous professional roles, that you can read below, give me a diverse experience and expertise on techniques, approaches, grids of analysis and specific populations or symptoms.

As individuals, we all live with our beliefs built along our life; we are colored with what I call our borders, which are our different referential systems: cultures, sub-cultures ...

In my work, I may use my trainings as
a Clinical Hypnotherapist and my Salad Bowl Theory,
or chose EMDR, ACT, EFT, Ego State Therapy, Wholefulness = Mindfulness & Bodyfulness, NLP
or one of I acquired in my previous professions.
The idea is that there is a rationale in the choice and a fluidity to adapt to whatever might appear for you.


Before we decide to work together, I am asking you to phone me, so we can both evaluate if we are happy to start the therapy path together. This is a courtesy call.
                                                         
                                   +44(0)7 535 435 131- On Signal
 

Before becoming a psychotherapist, I have been working
as a social worker in France and
as a life Coach in France and in Brazil

My university qualification in Social Anthropology / Sociology is a real asset for a larger understanding of one specific situation

As a Social Worker in France,  I have been working in different fields

* as a student, I chose my internships:
+ Pregnant teenagers dealing with incest and rape
+ in a secondary school / high school, focusing on Ethno-Psychiatry

* In an adult psychiatric hospital ward 
+ Creation of a support group for the parents of the patients
+ Systemic approach around alcoholism

* As a mediator with the matrimonial judge before a divorce

* With children at risk, in the different steps of a situation : 
+ Evaluation of the risks, written assessment for the judge, Work with the child and their family
         This work was done along with the judiciary system
+ Work with the traveller community

* Work with juvenile delinquency, using the psycho-drama approach and improvisation
   theatre workshops

* International Social Services - Head of national program for welcoming migrants, in the
   North East of France
+ Working with Refugees and Asylum Seekers
+ Organising the arrival of the migrants being reunited with their family in France
+ Assessing the various needs of that specific population
+ Negotiating with local politics and administrations to address those needs
+ Creation of workshops with an Ethno-psychologist on the specific needs for this population,
   male and female

As a Life Coach, in France and in Brazil

 I have developped my practice around Expatriation and Impatriation, 

* Work with individuals around expatriation / Impatriation 
* Running a support group for Expatriate Women in Rio de Janeiro, with a Clinical Psychologist.                      Working on different notions:
               
+ Beliefs 
               
+ What does expatriation.s represent.s in the life of a woman
               
+ Getting multicultural views on specific topics and reflecting on them ...