I trained as a M.A. Art Psychotherapist in London and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in England. I’m a native German and I currently live in Berlin, where I‘m about to finish an additional training in family therapy. As an art psychotherapist I am particularly interested in practicing with regards to socio-political contexts and psychosocial wellbeing. In accordance with my strong interest in intercultural issues, I gained experience working with children, young people and families in England, Nepal, Ghana, South Africa and Germany. My work within diverse settings and multidisciplinary teams in different countries has fostered my understanding of differences and similarities regarding cultural perspectives and ways of communication.
I often work with children and families that experience intercultural issues – within their family system or with regards to society as a whole – and I have experience in working with issues around: migration, displacement, trauma, secondary trauma, intercultural issues, attachment issues, transgenerational issues, stress, transitions, conflict, learning difficulties and disabilities, autism
creative therapy for children an families
I integrate methods from a variety of the arts, such as visual art (drawing, painting), improvisation theatre, pottery or creative writing. However, we can decide individually what feels suitable for you at any given time. I know that some people prefer to express themselves nonverbally, while others feel more comfortable talking – both of which are fine. I follow a psychodynamic approach and aim to co-create a non-directive space with my clients, which feels safe to explore any issues that might come up. When working with families or couples it can also be helpful to use systemic methods, as they sometimes feel more tangible when trying to understand and change unhelpful dynamics.
Throughout therapy sessions and psychosocial projects I repeatedly observed art’s potential in facilitating communication on a symbolic and nonverbal level. Therefore I am convinced that creativity can provide palpable and effective means, as a visual language that is generally spoken and understood by everyone.
Since 2018 Family Therapy Training (DGSF certified)
2017 Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie (HeilprG)
2016 Global Mental Health: Trauma & Recovery Certificate Harvard Medical School
2014 Art Psychotherapy (M.A.) at Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom