As a psychosocial practitioner, I have gained a decade of experience working in a variety of settings in addiction and recovery education, psychiatric and forensic residential projects, mental health community teams, as well as with family, children and adolescents’ therapeutic residential services.
I have considerable experience working in different European countries, with vulnerable and emotionally distressed individuals, from a different cultural background, complex life situations, personality disorders, phobias, psychosis and dual diagnosis, sexual offending, drug and alcohol dependence, anxiety and enduring or moderate depression.
My interdisciplinary academic background in Psychosocial Studies, have helped me appreciate not only the complexities of human nature, but the socio-cultural-political context in which mental distress progresses. I make sure to critically consider the interrelationship between psychology and society and remain committed to reflecting how social, economic, political, ecological and cultural issues can be integrated into theory and practice.
During my studies, my practice and in my personal therapy, I integrated therapeutic theories and knowledge from different areas such as Jungian and post Jungian psychology, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, analytic hypnotherapy, social pedagogy, energy psychology, mindfulness and esoteric traditions, meditation, Taoism, shamanism, Zen, Buddhism and philosophical existentialism.
I find that the experiences and insights gained integrating a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies is beneficial to all aspects of clinical work whether it is time-limited focussed or open-ended.