Born in Switzerland, I have now lived in the UK for 30 years. Initially I trained as a social pedagogue and worked in child assessment and later headed a hostel in London. I gained BA hons in psychology which was followed by many years working in adult education. I also trained and worked as a marriage counsellor and led marriage preparation classes. Being a mother has made me more caring and taking an HG diploma has added to my skills and knowledge, which has led me to set up my own private practice.