Exploring Joy and Laughter through Collaboration & Research

About Me

Originally from Germany, I moved to London in 2010. I have also spent two years living and working in Marbella, Spain, where I provided psychotherapy services to English and German-speaking communities. In 2022, I returned to the UK to focus on research and writing.

As a gestalt psychotherapist, researcher, and writer based in Liverpool, UK, I leverage my experiences to support my communities in various areas, including gender, sexuality, identity, and culture. Growing up in Germany as part of a Muslim family, I’ve always been fascinated by the power of humour to challenge societal norms and create meaningful connections.

I believe in the potential of humour to bridge gaps and foster inclusivity, and strive to create spaces where laughter and joy can flourish. Whether through my writing or therapeutic work, my aim is to help break down barriers and create positive change in the world.

Academic Qualifications:

  • MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy – Middlesex University, London
  • Clinical Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy – Metanoia, London
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Contemporary Trauma Practice – Relational Change, Oxford
  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Metanoia, London
  • MA Digital Arts – University of the Arts, London

Continuous Professional Development:

  • Professional Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy – The Contemporary Institute for Clinical Sexology, Herts
  • Certificate in Contemporary Intimate Partner Therapy – The Contemporary Institute for Clinical Sexology, Herts
  • Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD & Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD – UKAAN, London
  • Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice – King’s College London via Future Learn
  • Understanding Autism – University of Kent via Future Learn
  • The Utilization of EMDR (and IFS) in Eating Disorders – EMDR Association Sussex & Pam Virdi
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling – The Cherished Family Project, Birmingham
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Attachment in Couples Counselling – PESI UK
  • Part 1, 2 & 3 EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training – EMDR Academy, Roehampton/Online
  • Delivering Psychotherapy & EMDR Online – EMDR Academy, EMDR Association & Online Therapy Institute
  • Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity – Pink Therapy, UK
  • Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – AoEC, London
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling – Gestalt Centre, London
  • Foundation in Performance/Acting – Arts Ed, London

Professional Accreditation/Memberships:

  • UK Council for PsychotherapyAccredited/Registered
  • UK Association for Gestalt PractitionersFull Member
  • EMDR Association UK & Ireland – Member // working towards accreditation