"A person is a living, emerging process, 

not a finished product."   Carl Rogers

My career path

Fascinated by the human being in all its dimensions, I first became interested in philosophy and then turned to psychology. I began my studies at the Faculty of Aix-en-Provence, which I continued and finished at the University of Geneva. I obtained my title of psychologist in 1992 and I am member of the Swiss Federation of Psychologists (FSP). Within the framework of my curriculum recognised by the FSP, I am required to follow regular continuing education courses. In addition, specialised readings and supervision are part of my practice.

 

Right after my diploma, I enrolled in a training course that led me to obtain a certification in ‘Assistance to victims’. Following this training, I joined the 'AGPsy-Police', an emergency intervention unit in case of catastrophes. I then worked for several years in the psycho-social field in Geneva within a multidisciplinary team. A change of scenery with an expatriation to Italy led me in co-founding a ‘Counselling and Wellbeing Service’ at the European University Institute in Florence. I worked in this service as a psychologist and coordinator for more than twelve years with international clients: PhD students, Post-Docs students and employees of the institution (faculty and administrative staff). I have thus developed a great expertise in issues related to academic challenges and challenges of expatriation. At the same time, I was involved at the French School of Florence, offering psycho-educational prevention workshops for children and teenagers and parenting support (counselling and 'Café Psy' discussion groups). Since my return to Switzerland, in parallel to my practice as independent, I have been actively involved in associations where I offer parenting support.

But beyond these particular contexts, we are above all human beings, 'travelling companions'. And as such, we are all, at some stage, confronted more or less early on our path with uncomfortable or painful events that come through our lives. In this regard, our stories come together: relational difficulties, conflicts, separation, mourning, existential crisis, professional burnout, parental burnout, harassment, job loss, health problems, and more. In these moments it is important to be able to tell yourself that you are not alone. It is OK to seek help.

 

A little about myself

I am the mother of two grown children, and my heart swings between France, Italy and Switzerland. I like to recharge my batteries in nature, and I practice meditation. Photography, theatre, cinema, literature nourish and enchant my daily life. On the soundtrack of my life, two great artists have been able to reach my soul: Grigori Sokolov and Dhafer Youssef.

The guides who enlighten me: Carl Rogers, Carl Gustav Jung, Maurice Zundel, Annick de Souzenelle, Thierry Janssen, Elisabeth de la Barre, Thomas d'Ansembourg... among others.