I am a male counsellor with practices in Lausanne and Nyon, Switzerland. I offer counselling services and coaching for English-speaking clients in Vaud, Geneva, and abroad (through distance counselling).
I was born in Zambia but raised in the Netherlands, in a family with four brothers and two dedicated and hard-working parents. After I finished my studies in Political Science I moved to Kenya in 1997 to become the foreign correspondent for print media in Europe.
Between 1997 and 2011 I roamed the African continent as a journalist. During my travels I looked for stories that could tell the real experiences of people: the good, the bad, the ugly and the miraculous. I became especially interested in issues around masculine identities and published a book: Spots of a leopard – on being a man. (Here is my Amazon page.)
Born in 1967 in Lusaka, Zambia;
Raised in the Netherlands;
Moved to Kenya in 1997, as foreign correspondent for print media in Europe;
Subsequently moved to South Africa (2003), South Sudan (2011) and back to Kenya (2012);
I travelled extensively through Africa, visiting over 35 countries, reporting on the good, the bad, the ugly and the mysterious;
In 2009 I published my book Spots of a leopard – on being a man;
In 2012 I married Käbi Bernander, with whom I have a lovely daughter.
I offer information about practicalities of counselling on these pages. You will find info on rates, locations, and the ethics code to which I adhere.
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