Education & Work Experience

  • University for Music and performing Arts, Vienna: BA-degree in ‘Education through Music and Movement’
  • Manchester University, U.K.: Master’s Diploma (MA) in Counselling
  • University of Central Florida: Integrative Couple Counselling
  • EMDR Hap Training Institute USA: EMDR Training (‘Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing’), Trauma Counselling
  • Hedy Schleifer, London: Encounter-centred couple counselling
  • Life-Coach training, pursuing advanced credentials with the International Coaching Federation
Occupations
  • Teacher at Austrian Adult Education Centre in the fields of ‘body-language’, and ‘Education through Music and Movement’, partially in collaboration with psychotherapists
  • Teacher for ‘Education through Music and Movement’ at a college for Nursery-School Education in Austria
  • Employed by the Institute for International Cooperation Austria as leadership trainer for women within a rural development program in various villages within Tanzania
  • Working full-time as a volunteer in a Charity-home in Tanzania (Lepers, HIV/Aids victims, orphans and old people) as assistant of the director, entrusted with administrative, organizational as well as spiritual concerns
  • Working in Kibera Slum/Nairobi as counsellor for traumatized children, adolescents and their parents in the aftermath of tribal clashes
  • UNHCR-GIZ Nairobi: Counsellor in an urban refugee-program, working with severely traumatized refugees from Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Congo
  • Counsellor, Trainer and Supervisor at AFESIP (Action pour les Femmes en Situation précaire) in Vientiane/Laos, for victims of sex-trafficking and their supporting staff
  • Counsellor and Supervisor for Primary School teachers at Vientiane International School
  • Co-facilitator of ‘Active Parenting’ – a course for parents of adolescents – at Vientiane International School, Laos.
  • Private Coaching & Counselling Praxis in Kenya, Laos and Austria; working with Individuals, Couples and Groups
  • Coach@Core – Life-Coaching Consultations
Publications

“What does it take to let go? An investigation into the facilitating and obstructing factors of forgiveness – the therapist’s perspective”

CPQ – Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 21/4, Dec. 2008, 337-348.

Blogs

Why we can Change – in an Instant – for Better or Worse: “I am a House of Many Rooms”

Why Crises are Part of Every Healthy Relationship: The Cleansing Effect of Relational Proximity

How the simple act of acceptance saved me from my midlife crisis

Thank God I have Teenage Son

Imagine This: My Letter to John Lennon.

How to avoid toxic relationships and interactions on Facebook

7 Ways to make a mid-life crisis a positive thing

The Surprising Gift of Midlife-A-Call to Power

 

Languages

Fluent in

  • German
  • English
  • Swahili

Conversant in

  • French

Presently studying

  • Italian