Switzerland has a large number of expatriates living within its borders. They come from far and wide, working in a variety of settings. Some have settled here for mostly because of the beauty of the country, while others have come to find fulfillment in work or career. Some expats come on their own, and others come with a family.
Regardless of your background, settling into a new country can be demanding. Moving across borders into a new country, a new society and a new community can be difficult. How do I make friends? What can I do to make sure my children are content? If you joined your spouse here to advance his or her career, you might be wondering how you can find your own professional place in Switzerland.
A lot of issues might arise while you’re finding new ground under your feet. Some of those issues could express themselves through prolonged sadness or confusion, anxiety or depression, anger, irritation or lethargy. When they do, it might be worth your while engaging with a professional counselor.
English-speaking counseling psychologist
I am an English-speaking counseling psychologist with a practice in the canton of Vaud, near Geneva and Nyon. And like you, I too am from abroad. I was born in Zambia, raised in the Netherlands and lived and worked in numerous countries in Africa between 1997 and 2016. In the past twenty years I have been a journalist, and in my mid-forties decided to change careers. Since 2015 I am an American-trained counseling psychologist, with a special interest in issues of identity, life transformations, stress & trauma, and modern masculinities.
You probably came to my site via a search on Google, or you might have been referred here. Either way: you came looking for something. I invite you to explore my site widely and deeply as a way of getting to know a little bit about my way of working as a counselor and life coach.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to call me or to send me a message.