I moved to Thailand 8 years ago from 17 years in Saudi Arabia. Before Saudi, I lived in England for 9 years. My husband is British and I have been “on the road” a lot of my life just like the lives of most of my clients. My husband and I have put roots down here and our “itchy feet” no longer are uncomfortable.
While in Saudi, I decided to extend my education to become my life-long dream — a psychotherapist. I had been doing many interesting things but this “calling” kept nagging at me. I had a medical background being an intensive care nurse, but during my training, I had also trained in mental health. I found myself leaning more and more in that direction, so took the leap.
I graduated from Liberty University with an extended MA in Marriage and Family Counseling. I set up practice in a town in Saudi of over 150,000 people as the only psychotherapist. First my practice was attracting only expats, but soon I was seeing a varied range of clients including many Saudis. Years before, I had been interested in effective communications and worked in the corporate and medical environments to aid in bridging the gaps between the many nationalities that work in Saudi. So, my reputation was already out in the wider world. Needless to say, I soon found myself very busy!
Since arriving in Thailand, I have spent some time extending my “toolbox” of strategies to make therapy an exciting, sometimes fun and dynamic journey to change. I use many “alternative” therapies, like NLP and EFT and am now certified as a master hypnotherapist. I used all these techniques and watched for results before I became convinced of their amazing power. I combine these with talk therapy to offer clients the most interesting journey to change.