Psychological Counselling and Leadership Coaching
in-person and online
I am a qualified psychological counsellor and professional leadership coach, offering sessions in Lausanne or remotely.
At some point in life, everyone experiences how it feels to be in challenging situations or to be stuck in a negative pattern. Seeking professional help is useful in navigating these situations by providing a space where you can explore your issues without fear or embarrassment, built on a relationship with trust, respect and non-judgment. By seeking therapy or coaching, you demonstrate a willingness to take control of your life and make positive changes, as a means of personal growth and empowerment.
Finding a counsellor or coach that is a great match for you is important. Send me an email or click here to directly schedule a free 20 minute video call to begin the conversation.
How I work
I provide individual counselling for individuals ages 16 and up. I use an integrative approach with elements of psychodynamic and person-centered approach. This means that I look at the person holistically – their family history, culture, current environment, relationships and unconscious processes – while leveraging their innate ability to self-actualize and be resilient and honoring their freedom to choose. I counsel in the areas of trauma, self-harm, stress reduction, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, bullying, body image, insomnia, grief and loss, self-esteem, family conflict and life transitions.
I have 20 years of experience in talent and organizational management and have been coaching leaders for the past 10 years in the areas of authentic leadership, purposeful career development, effective communication and career transitions including retirement. My experience of being in senior leadership has given me insight into how enterprises work, and what makes teams or individuals succeed or fail. As an ontological coach, I work on three interconnected domains: language patterns, emotional responses and bodily postures. I help clients create new awarenesses by expanding their repertoire in language, emotions and physicality.
I am a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation and trained as an Ontological Coach through Newfield Network.
In-person or remote
I conduct 50-minute sessions via Zoom or in person. I currently hold in-person counselling sessions in Epesse Therapy Space. Click here to directly schedule an introductory call with me.
I started my career in HR Systems Information Systems using my skills as an Industrial Engineer. After a year, I became a Management Trainee and worked in different facets of the business: Business Strategy, Operations, Marketing and Finance. I went back to HR focusing on Talent and Organizational Development where I spent the rest of my corporate career, working with senior leaders in different countries to enhance leadership effectiveness, manage organizational change and improve organizational culture and employee engagement.
I noticed that the quality of communication in a team is what determines its success, much more than the effectiveness of its strategy. Coaching leaders on effective communication and emotional intelligence became as important to me as strategic thinking and decision-making. I have been certified as a coach since 2014 and has continued my training path since then.
During the pandemic of 2020, I noticed an unfulfilled needs in my clients. While their concerns are observed in their work or business environment, they are also seen in their relationships at home–with their spouses, parents, children and with all other people that are important to them. Mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, substance abuse and others began to be more present in our sessions. It is because of this awakening that I decided to earn my degree in counselling. Therapy training has allowed me to go deeper in exploration with them, be it trauma that they experienced in childhood or trauma that they are experiencing currently. It has provided me a holistic way to help my clients achieve lasting positive change that can be felt in their relationships, at work and in the many other ways that they function in the world.
Brief summary of education, certifications and memberships:
Professional Certified Coach – International Coaching Federation
Member-in-training – Swiss Association for Counselling
Member – American Counselling Association
Webster University Geneva, Switzerland – MA in Counselling
University of Western Australia – Master of Business Administration
University of the Philippines – Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Newfield Network – Ontological Coach
Coach U, NY– Coach Certification
You can find my LinkedIn profile here.
When I'm not working, I like working out (I'm a fan of HIIT and weight training), cooking (Asian food especially), playing word games (I love Scrabble and Word Factory), reading (historical fiction is my favourite genre), trail hiking (that's the best thing to do in Switzerland, whatever the weather) and traveling (I love driving or taking the train around Europe).
Qualifications & Experience
Free introductory call
If we both feel that working together would be helpful for you to explore, we would arrange a time for an initial consultation.
This is one, or more, 50-minute sessions, where you have the opportunity to see what it would be like to work with me, and I can begin to understand what brings you to counselling, and what our focus might be.
There is no obligation to continue in counselling after the consultation. Some like to book a consultation as a stand-alone piece of work.
If you would like to continue together in counselling, we would agree on how it would work best, and I will share a Counselling Agreement with you in order to start the work.
Sessions are available Monday – Friday. Evening appointments are very limited currently.
Some in-person therapy sessions are now available on Wednesdays in Epesse Therapy Space.
Remote therapy sessions can be booked directly after our introductory call.
Please get in touch to check on current availability.
Why Counselling or Therapy?
According to research, psychotherapy can be much more cost-effective than simply increasing one's income at satisfying people's need to be seen. It is at least 32 times more cost-effective at improving life satisfaction (Boyce & Wood, 2011).