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Areas of Support

How can I help you?

I provide evidence-based therapy and psychological counseling services in English for adults and adolescents (ages 10-18 years) in the Lausanne area of Switzerland.

I can support individuals in the following areas:

Moving to a new country and/or a new school can be an exciting time, full of possibility. At the same time, moving can mean the need to adapt to a new culture, create a new life, make new friendships, and possibly learn a new language. This can be one of the most stressful times in life, despite the ‘positives’ around a move. It is quite normal, but still difficult, to feel a host of emotions around a big move or change: some positive, and some more challenging—including grief for the life we left behind. It can be even more challenging when our new reality is quite far from the expectations we had before the move. Together we can explore your situation to find clarity and to help you move towards what matters most to you as you continue on your journey.

Adjustment After a Move

The following topics may be of particular concern for adolescents and young adults and are areas where I can provide support.

  • Dating & sexual relationships, including safeguarding issues

  • Family and/or friend conflicts

  • Healthy eating and the links to mental health

  • Low mood and fatigue

  • Making friends and managing friendships

  • Managing difficult emotions and emotional regulation

  • School stress, learning differences, and neurodiversity

  • Self-harm and suicide risk

  • Shyness and social confidence

  • Sleep problems

  • Social media and gaming

  • Substance use and misuse

  • Toxic perfectionism

Adolescent Specific Concerns

Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias can be debilitating conditions that impact many aspects of life. Left untreated, anxiety can lead to isolation and depression. I use proven tools to empower clients to help manage their anxiety and phobias so they can begin to live life more fully and reduce the risk of developing additional mental and physical health challenges.

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Phobias

Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion. It can occur when you experience long-term stress and can leave you:

  • feeling overwhelmed, tired, or drained most of the time

  • feeling helpless, trapped and/or defeated

  • feeling detached/alone in the world

  • having a cynical/negative outlook

  • plagued with self-doubt

  • procrastinating and taking longer to get things done


Are you ready to move from surviving to thriving?


Whether you have proactively decided to make changes in your life and/or career, or life circumstances have left you no choice but to make changes, we can work together to ensure you adapt well and navigate these new waters with hope, skill, and confidence. Invest in yourself to thrive and live a life aligned with your goals and the person you aspire to be.

Career and Life Changes

Depression is a serious mental health condition that requires professional treatment. Through the use of various cognitive and behavioural tools, we can work together to overcome depression and to help you live a happier and more fulfilling life. Through the Zero Suicide Institute, I am certified in Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR).

Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

When faced with chronic illness, coping with daily life can feel like an insurmountable challenge on top of managing emotions, symptoms, treatments, and medical appointments. We can work together to find a place of greater peace and acceptance, as well as practical tools to help you live your life as fully as possible under the circumstances. 

Living With Chronic Illness

Do you struggle with issues around worry, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, resentfulness, jealousy, envy, poor impulse control, procrastination, self-doubt, self-esteem, self-confidence, guilt, rejection, or fear? Are you ready to explore and confront some of these uncomfortable emotions, so they do not prevent you from pursuing and achieving your dreams and life goals?

Non-diagnostic Challenges

Reasons for self-harm may include:

  • expressing or coping with emotional distress

  • trying to feel in control

  • a way of punishing oneself

  • relieving unbearable tension

  • a cry for help

  • a response to intrusive thoughts


Through evidence-based approaches, we can explore what is behind the self-injury with the intention of reducing and ultimately eliminating any form of self-harm.


Daily stress from school exams, work and home responsibilities, as well as general concerns around performance in these areas of our lives can take a toll on mental health and overall well-being. I am trained to help clients manage stress and develop healthy coping mechanisms through cognitive and behavioural therapies as well as dietary and lifestlye changes.


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