I am a qualified professional counsellor with the following academic qualifications and over 20 years of experience;
- MSc in Organisational Behaviour from London University, UK.
- Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling from the Institute of Counselling, Glasgow Caledonian University.
- BA (Hons) in Communication & Public Relations from Leeds Beckett University, UK.
- Professional membership of The National Counselling Society, UK (NCS)
I’m also a Principal Counsellor at The Rome Institute for International Counselling, Coaching and Mediation providing counselling and well being sessions to United Nations staff to help them deal with emotional and work-related stress issues. Currently I am working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as well as UNOCHA, UNAids, UNFPA, CGIAR and other agencies providing counselling support. You can find me by clicking on: www.romeinstitute.org
I have over 20 years of professional experience working for the UN and other international organisations in Africa and Europe in counselling, communication and training roles, as well as being a therapist in private practice in Switzerland since 2013. Within my private practice, I have provided counselling to organisations including; The United Nations, The World Wildlife Fund, The Norwegian Refugee Council and The International School of Lausanne as part of their Employee Well-Being Programmes.
In line with good counselling practice, I work to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) counselling code of ethics and talk to my own counselling supervisor and have peer group supervision on a regular basis.