ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNSELLING 

Counselling Psychology

In my practice I welcome English speakers in individual therapy, online or in Nuremberg.

Here you can put down the weight you carry alone, in all confidentiality, and find tools on your own time to respond to your suffering and mental distress, then learn techniques to face any future difficulties.

Welcoming counselling consultations for English-speaking adults, adolescents, expats

  • Chronic pain & chronic illness
  • Adaptation difficulties (Relocation, PCS, Immigration)
  • Stress management
  • Emotions management (anger, sadness, fear…)
  • Burnout (parental, work, medical or personal)
  • Post-traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD)
  • Neurodivergence (giftedness, autism, AD(H)D, Hypersensitivity; HQE…)
  • Anxiety management
  • Mindset, mental resilience, negative thoughts & ruminations
  • Parenting & Support of parents of children with disabilities or learning difficulties
  • Work/life balance
  • Communication difficulties
  • Self-esteem & self confidence
counselling psychologist, grafenwöhr

English-speaking Counsellor (M.S.) and Certified Coach, Grafenwoehr

A Master’s Graduate in Clinical Psychology (Cum Laude) with a specialisation in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies (CBT) from UCL, Belgium, I am also certified as a Health & Wellbeing Coach with Wellcoaches, USA. I am Board registered with the Clinician Visa and the Clinical Licensure/Agreement) in Belgium. I am also an active member of the UPPCF (Union of French-speaking Professional Clinical Psychologists).

As a Belgian-American dual citizen living in Germany, I contract under my Belgian licensure as a counsellor as part of the Wounded Warrior Project to provide free mental health support to US veterans stationed in Europe.

In my private practice, during my consultations, I will meet you where you are with respect, warmth and kindness. I will partner with you to uncover your needs, blocages, strengths, and challenge unhelpful negative thoughts. I will empower you to reduce stress and ruminations, build mental resilience and experiment with more efficient coping strategies.

I would welcome the opportunity to go on this mental health journey with you!

My approach to counselling

My mission is to help you take back control over your life and health, both mentally and physically, and relieve doubts and culpability to recreate a life full of energy, passion and joy.

I believe in an approach that is holistic, including all aspects of a person: mind, body, spirit and emotions. My approach is also integrative, meaning it includes methodologies and tools from a variety of approaches,  in addition to my clinical orientation in cognitive & behaviours therapy.

My sessions are solution-focused and strength-based. I like to share with you science-backed techniques and therapeutic tools rooted in empirical evidence such as:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT)
  • Neurosciences
  • Mindfulness
  • Heart coherence and Progressive Relaxation
  • Nutrition (FODMAP, anti-inflammatory nutrition)
  • Coaching: motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry  & SMART goals
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/ Tapping)
  • Trauma Release Exercise
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Cognitive Processing (CP)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Pacing, somatic tracking, biofeedback
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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

What is CBT?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a short therapy that focuses on the interactions between thoughts, emotions and  behaviors. It utilizes many techniques and tools that help the patient to recognize disrupting cognitive patterns and inadaptive behaviors that feed the mental distress on one hand, and to learn and practice usefull new skills that help them face future difficulties on the other hand.

In the course of treatment, hte patient will reduce distress, inadaptative behaviors and negative thoughts by noticing disrupting patterns of thoughts that are the source of the behaviors and feed or accentuate emotional distress. The patient will also experiment or reinforce more adaptative behaviors.

TCC is the most scientifically validated psychotherapeutic approach, and has proven its efficacy for over 30 years. It is considered the best treatment approach for many conditions such as  anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias and chronic pain. It is also one of the rare approaches that has proven to be as efficient in teleconsultation than in-person.

As there are other therapeutic approaches that are most beneficial to my patients depending on the circumstances, I have trained myself in several other therapeutic modalities, including coaching, for which I am certified in the USA.

 

Training

  • 2024 PsychoPhysiological Disorder (PPD)Advanced Course: diagnostic and treatment, PPDA
  • 2024 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dr Dawn-Elise Snipes, All CEUS
  • 2023 Emotion-focused Therapy, Prof Leslie Greenberg; Asadis
  • 2023 Chronic Pain in Adults: A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective for Assessment and Treatment, by Prof Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
  • 2023 Pain Science Masterclass, Dr Zoffness, USA
  • 2023 Pain Management Series, Stanford University, USA
  • 2022: Continued Ed: Trauma-Informed CBT, Robert Lusk, PhD
  • 2021: WellCoaches® Health & Wellbeing Coach Certification, USA
  • 2020: University course, The Grip of Grief
  • 2019: University course, Herbal Medicine (University of Maryland, USA)
  • 2011-2022: Continued education: EFT & Tapping, EMDR, Non-violent Communication
  • 2010: Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist, Department of Health, USA
  • 2007: MS Psychology equivalency, USA
  • 2005: Master/license in Clinical Psychology, specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (UCL, Belgium)

Schedule an online counselling session in English

By appointment only.

Please call, text, choose an appointment on my online scheduler above, or fill in the contact form below to get in touch and schedule your first appointment or your free discovery videocall to see if and how I can best help you.

Rate

  • 80€ or 90$ per 60 minutes consultation.
  • 100€ or 110$ for 60 min. Pain Reprocessing

Payment

Thank you for taking care of your payment prior to each lesson, unless otherwise agreed upon, with the information provided in your patient contract and Intake paperwork.

Insurance

Please ask your insurer. Coverage by most US insurances; I am not a Tricare provider. Coverage in EU countries with presentation of my licensing credentials (Compsy # / clinical visa/ diploma). 

Clinical experience

In college, my first practicum internship in clinical psychology was at a daytime psychiatric center for children, and included hippotherapy. My second practicum was in a dolphin-assisted therapy program, working within a multidisciplinary team, in the Florida Keys.
In the United States, I worked nights at a mental health crisis center before becoming an early literacy kindergarten consultant. I then worked as an Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist, providing one-on-one play therapy and counsulting in particular with the families and childcare providers of children on the autism spectrum or with behavioral difficulties. Finally, I also served as a School Psychologist in schools in Colorado, where I performed diagnostic psychological assessments (IQ tests, behavioral assessments) for children with learning difficulties, developmental delays or High Intellectual Potential.
Today a mother of two, both diagnosed as gifted, I have dual citizenship (Belgian-American), and I currently live in Bavaria, where I practice under my Belgian licensure. An independent counselor, I consult online with patients from all around Europe. I also contract through the Wounded Warrior Project, in order to help veterans who suffer from PTSD return to civilian life after years of service for their Nation.
In my Coaching practice, I specialize in particular in supporting people who suffer from burnout and / or chronic diseases and chronic pain. I help them to tame and reduce burnout and pain and to put in place tools and strategies to regain energy, motivation and rebuild a life full of joy.

I look forward to meeting you!

Please contact me to schedule your  20min. virtual call (free) to meet and discuss how I might be able to help you.

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