I have been practicing counseling since 2002. I work with a wide variety of people from many different cultures, exploring issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship problems, adjustment to change and career exploration. In the past, I have worked at the Association for Cancer Patients and Friends, in Cyprus, for almost 2 years, working with cancer patients at all stages, offering emotional support to them and their families, starting from the diagnosis, throughout treatment and during the recovery process.
My goal as a counselor has always been to try and understand what people’s wants and needs are in therapy, and to help them develop ways to achieve their therapeutic goals, in a safe and confidential environment. I believe in empowering people by helping them see their own, personal strengths and understand their limitations in order to grow into healthy, happy individuals.
I am an expat myself and am very familiar with the process of relocating. I have lived in the UK, Cyprus, the United States and now the Netherlands. I have gone through this experience first-hand at various stages of my life and can relate to the experience of being an expat.
Academically, I have a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of New Orleans and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis.