My Journey To Becoming An Expat Counselor
I learned the value of counselling well before living abroad, as a young adult when I went through an unexpected and crushing loss. My own experience of healing, my curiosity about what makes people tick and connect to other humans are what lead me to become the counselor I am today.
Having my own counselors and coaches has been essential to keeping my professional journey alive as an expat partner moving countries every 3 years. It has also helped me navigate periods of loneliness, losses, and the overwhelm of transitions, the guilt of living far away from loved ones, and the challenges of raising my own cross-cultural kids.
Our Sessions Are Focused On You
Sessions will provide you with the safe space you need to focus on yourself without feeling selfish.
It’s very important to me to provide a non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and also to check in on your progress as we go.
Reflecting, allowing yourself to feel and make sense of your feelings, taking the time and space you need to regroup & plan ahead, learning tools to apply in your life – all of these will help you deal with difficult times, to feel better, and to change the stories you’ve been telling yourself of what’s possible or not for you.
There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach, our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.
A bit more about my expat journey
I’m a Brazilian expat who’s lived in 3 other countries (UK, USA and Italy) over the past 20 years.
I’ve been abroad first as a lead-career and then as an accompanying partner. As an expat without kids, pregnant, and after as a mom of 2 humans and 3 dogs.
I’ve been a stay-at-home expat mom, a student, and a professional abroad in two capacities: an HR Executive for Unilever and a counselor & coach in my own private practice in person and currently online.