I am a UKCP accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist (IPSS) and have been working as a psychotherapist for the past 8 years.
My professional background is in teaching. After my Matura (A-levels) in Austria I qualified as a teacher for Secondary School in the subjects German and Art. I worked in schools and NGOs, later I focused on teaching German as a Foreign Language.
When I became a mother, I decided to re-train as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. This decision was partly inspired by my own psychotherapy, but also by a developing interest in understanding how our earliest relationships shape the way we think, feel and behave in adult years.
During my training course in psychoanalytic psychotherapy I have undergone placements in a Therapeutic Community in Richmond (RPFI) and at Richmond Borough Mind. I also worked as a volunteer counsellor in the low cost clinic of the Guild of Psychotherapists.
Since 2013 I have been a member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. My work is deeply influenced by the literature on relational psychoanalysis and findings from neuroscience and attachment theory. From my own experience of migrating, I am also keen to understand in what way our political and social environment, and that of our parents and ancestors, shape our internalized models.
In 2018 I completed the Foundation for Infant Loss Training Course.