Hello! If you came here to look for a counselling psychologist, feel free to browse before contacting me. If we haven't already talked, what you should know right up front is this: I'm Scottish-Dutch, I live in West Malaysia, and I like to keep busy.
I'm dividing my time between two jobs I love because that's what makes me happy.
I specialise in teaching clients techniques to manage depression, stress and relocation issues. I work online, via Skype and Facetime, with individual clients. You can see how that works here.
I also run workshops and guest lecture. I work with Asian Executive Advancement Centre in Kuala Lumpur, a Human Resources Development Fund registered company, for most of the workshops. When I lecture, I put up my notes for anyone to use and share. You can see those here. If you want me to lecture or run a workshop, contact me via email.
If you live in Malaysia, you may have seen my by-line in newspapers like The Star and magazines like Malaysia Womens Weekly. In my role as columnist and feature writer I have sold more than 3200 articles in over 12 countries to publications like Goed Gevoel in Belgium and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. I also write romance and crime novels.
I keep my lives completely separate. If you and I decide to work together on a therapy issue, I will never ask you if you want to talk to me for a newspaper column or magazine feature. In fact, you might want to know that I am excellent at remembering conversations but absolutely awful at remembering faces. So if by some wild chance we ever meet in person, I probably won't recognize you.