Intercultural Integration Counselling and Art Therapy
Welcome to my Site.
My Counselling and/or Art Therapy is directed at migrants, children of migrants, foreign students, expats and refugees experiencing difficulties that may be due to the process of integration and assimilation into a society that is significantly culturally different to ones own. Migrating to a new country poses many challenges at all levels of our being. This is often by most overlooked or underestimated.
Individuals who migrate experience multiple stresses that can impact their mental well being, including the loss of cultural norms, religious customs, and social support systems, adjustment to a new culture and changes in identity and concept of self.
The effects of such difficulties can often take many years to surface and still many years before one can feel a necessity to deal with them. Moving to another country and culture effects us very slowly so that one is not aware until it becomes obvious to you that you are no longer the person you used to be. This can take form ranging from a sense of discontent to serious depression which in turn can also lead some to suffer from chronic physical ailments.
You can find more information about what I do under the headings COUNSELLING and ART THERAPY.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like to talk about your situation.