Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, I moved to Germany in 2005 to do my Masters at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. After completing it I accompanied my husband for his work assignment to the USA. There I was exposed to another culture and also different perspectives on family counseling in a community based service environment. Returning to Europe we spent one year in Austria, where I could gain experience in women's health topics. Since more than six years my family and I are back in Germany living in Nuremberg.
Being a native English speaker who has lived and worked in four different countries and cultures enriched my perspectives with many new views about intercultural differences and challenges connected to it. Married to a German man and raising our kids with two languages influenced my personal experience with multi-cultural relationships and bilingual parenting.
My Educational Background
- Bachelor (Honours) in Psychology at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
- Master of Science in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
- Registration as Psychotherapist according to the German Heilpraktikergesetz in Nuremberg, Germany
- Family counseling (domestic violence) and crisis intervention at NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders), Cape Town, South Africa
- Counseling of abused children and women at South African Police Stations
- Therapy of children and women in their home & development of behavioural and emotional diagrams for children to deal with stress-situations (ADHD) at YOU Inc. Community Based Services (Family Stabilization Services) in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
- Volunteer work at Frauengesundheitszentrum Linz, Austria (women's health center) dealing hands on with topics like depression, eating disorders and family planning.