I was born in Lorraine in the north East of France near the border of Germany and Luxembourg with Belgium nearby as well. When I was a few months old my family moved to Germany where I lived for the six first years of my life and where I went to kinder garden. My family then moved back to France in a rough inner-city area of Paris for a year and then we moved to a quiet Parisian Suburb for another year. Then my family moved to a little village in Normandy for two years and then went back to Lorraine.
I studied nursing in Lorraine and worked three years as a nurse in Strasbourg . I have worked in the French Health Service, ( Strasbourg and Burgundy- 6 years), the Belgium Health Service( in Brussels 2 years ) and the Charity Sector in France, Belgium and in London.
I moved to London 22 years ago. I have been a volunteer at the day centre of The Refugee Council, at Trinity Hospice and a children social club. I worked 12 years in Oncology & Palliative Care and 2 years in a counselling service for people affected by cancer and their relatives, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling validated by the University of East London and a Diploma in the Application of Psychodynamic Theory to the Principles of Counselling from the Wesminster Pastoral Foundation.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am in regular supervision and attend courses and workshops as part of my Continuing Profesional Development.