Passionate About Helping Others
The mind is one of the strongest and most controlling muscles we have. It can be conditioned, trained, and strengthened. Control, discipline, stress, growth, imagination; all aspects of the mind that intrigued me from a young age. I struggled with anxiety since adolescence. It took me a few years to realise that I needed help from a professional. In addition, I suffered from postpartum depression after having my son and if it weren't for a close friend and fellow psychologist, it would have been a much tougher ride. I know what it means to need help, but not want to ask for it. I promise you, if you take that first step, you won't look back.
I have a personal understanding of trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety. My wish is to be able to help as many people as possible so that no one ever has to feel alone. Or so that no one ever has to feel as if there is no hope. Everyone is capable of change if they so choose. There is always a possibility for growth. No one has to live in the darkness.
I grew up as an expat. In fact, I'm a third generation expat. I have lived in West Africa, Europe, North America, the UK, and South East Asia. I'm also a Mom and a wife. My husband and I have two little kids. My purpose has always been helping people feel as happy as they possibly can feel. And I love working along side individuals as they navigate their current season.
I studied criminology and policy initially, thinking I wanted to help people on a macro level. I became passionate about changing laws and helping those who could not help themselves after living in some of the poorest cities in the world and seeing the impact that government and NGOs can have on places like that. After a few years in that world, I realised that I wanted to get back to my roots of one-on-one focused help. Soon I found myself in search of a way to directly impact those who wanted to change in a more immediate setting. I completed my MSc in Mental Health Psychology and have been on this incredibly rewarding path ever since.
Healing doesn't mean we work on it until the damage never existed. It means that we work until the damage no longer controls our behaviour.
One day at a time. One choice at a time. One step at a time. Over and over again. You are capable of change.
And I would love to help you along your journey.
MA Counselling Psychology
MSc Mental Health Psychology
MSc Transnational Crime, Justice, and Security