Psychological Transition Support
for the Globally Mobile
For Expatriates & their Partners
For Third Culture Kids (TCKs)
BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER YOUR RELOCATION
You are an expatriate, employee of an embassy, businessman, humanitarian worker, missionary etc. or you follows your family abroad?
Whether you have chosen to move, were sent on an international assignment or accompany your partner or parents, moving to a foreign country can be a confusing and sometimes deeply unsettling experience.
I know what it feels like to need orientation and support. I have been there myself. This is why I assist global nomads and multicultural individuals in their exciting and sometimes stressful life.
THIRTY YEARS FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE OF LIVING AND RAISING CHILDREN ABROAD.
When I decided to move for the first time, I had already been living and working “between countries” for years. I therefore thought that I was well prepared for the upcoming change when I decided to quit my job in order to live abroad. How very wrong I was!
TRAVELING TO ANOTHER COUNTRY AND WORKING THERE FOR A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME HAS LITTLE, IF NOTHING TO DO WITH MOVING PERMANENTLY ABROAD.
I remember well how exhausting and sometimes overwhelming it was to move to another culture and also how lonely, sad and powerless we may feel when our support network is not with us anymore to help us cope and figure out how life works in this unknown environment. Even simple tasks suddenly become complicated, stressful and frustrating.
My studies and personal experience of being a migrant for 30 years have taught me much about human behavior. It is a pleasure to now pass this knowledge on and to support others during their years abroad.
EACH FAMILY MEMBER EXPERIENCES MOVING ABROAD IN A UNIQUE WAY.
I therefore offer tailor-made services for employees, trailing partners, children and young adults as well as other multicultural individuals.
Counselling and coaching helps to make your transition so much easier and more fun.
Clients frequently ask for support with:
Navigating a host culture in a foreign language
Managing high mobility lifestyle and global nomadism
Overcoming obstacles, stress and personal challenges abroad
Achieving personal goals and restoring well-being
Coping with all sorts of migration-related issues:
Culture shock, confusion, loneliness, feelings of depression, guilt etc.
Challenge of raising multicultural children:
Bilinguism, cross-cultural differences in parenting and educational systems, career options, transition to overseas schools/universities etc.
Support for Third Culture Kids/Adults (TCKs/ATCKs) & other Multiculturals:
Multiple migrations, identity, belonging and home, restlessness, loneliness, grief, anger, relationships, transition to boarding schools, academic issues, discrimination etc.
Reintegrating into passport culture
Communication with healthcare professionals and patients from a different cultural background
I guide my clients every step of the way in London, Doha, and worldwide.
Qualifications & Experience
Doctorate "Impression Formation and Social Judgment in an Intercultural Context"
"Intercultural Trainer" (University Jena/Germany)
Lecturer at workshops on “Growing Up and Living in Different Cultures” to mental health professionals at the annual meeting of psychotherapists (Lindau, Germany)
Workshops on culture/migration-related topics at "Doctors of the World", "Caritas", "Bavarian Refugee Council", "Cafe 104 - Support for undocumented migrants" (Munich, Germany)
Longstanding work experience as transcultural integrative mental health counsellor/therapist
"Professional Medical Interpreter" English, German and French (Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar)
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, elementary Modern Standard Arabic.
Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you and your well-being.