I'm a counselling psychologist, specialising in teaching clients skills to manage stress and depression. I'm Scottish-Dutch, married to an American, and we currently live in Malaysia. I work with a multi-cultural client base.
Formal Education. I have an Honours Degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Stirling University, Scotland and a Masters in Counselling from Open University Malaysia. I'm associate member number 194/16 of the Malaysian Psychological Association and a full member of the Malaysia Mental Health Organisation.
Approach. I am an eclectic practitioner, which means I use various therapy techniques. I prefer to use evidence based techniques whenever possible. Most people I work with want to learn a set of relaxation techniques in addition to elements from interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive or cognitive behaviour therapy.
You Choose. When we make up our treatment plan, I'll suggest a strategy that I think will suit you best. When there are choices of approaches, I will explain the pros and cons of each, and how they work, and you choose which you want to use.
Personal. I am LGBT friendly. I am also an atheist. Normally that doesn't come up in conversation but if you're looking to talk through questions of infidelity, sexuality, gender, divorce, abortion and other life issues without a religious perspective, you may find that information useful.
Contact. If you are looking for help, please contact me via email, telling me very briefly about your therapy issue and what time zone you are in.