Who am I ?

Training and Carreer

  • During my professional training in visual design (HEAD Geneva), I worked in a recreation center for children (5-17), and with young immigrants. I then studied psychology (Webster university /Geneva) and specialized in Art Therapy (ADAEC/ARAET), then clinical Supervision (CIPEP) and clinical sexology (Geneva University) while working in different institutions and different age groups.
  • In 2016, I opened an independent office for Art Therapy in Veyrier. I also carry out sessions in elderly people homes or in clinics.
  • My broad training and experience give me the skills and know-how to help any person desiring to find a way out of troubled waters and to improve his/her personal situation.
  • I work with clients of all ages, proposing various techniques to target the resolution of problems experienced by the person. I use a soft approach favoring the client's wellbeing, mindfulness, joy of life, fostering the client's own resources, sensing and putting into valuing what is good for her/him.

My philosophy

My approach is inspired by M. Klein, V. Axline, E. Pikler Loczy, N. Feil, D. Winicott, B. Cirulnik, M. Pages, J.-L. Sudres and C. Rogers, from whom I apply the person centered, non-directive therapy technique. All the way through, the clients make their own decisions, which relate to the focus, technique, and the materials used, in consideration of one’s objective.

Expression and medium

Expression in Art Therapy can be done through the following media:

  • painting, drawing, collage, monotype, linocut,
  • photo, video,
  • sculpture, modeling, pottery, clay, papier maché, land art,
  • textile,
  • writing, calligraphy, story-telling,
  • voice, singing, acoustic improvisation,
  • corporal expression, dancing, theatre, clown, puppets, etc.

Offering a large scale of different materials is important in order to meet each person's individual preference. Some like to write, others to draw or paint, or to build objects in three dimensions. Swapping one "expression language" with another can open new aspects of the goal and paths.

Art therapy facilitates expression. With the material, sensuality, exploration, invention and pleasure are awakened. Individual work is important. Additionally, inspiration also comes from other people, places, cultures, history, that can be adopted into one’s own creative world.

Clinical aspects

Art Therapy accompanies the clinical work and extends it. The patient's expression with the material, and through conversation, will reveal personal insights. I do not interpret the creation - the client will comment on what she/he sees. I do some guiding, questioning one’s view upon one or another element. The client will get in contact with his/her insight, open one window after the other into consciousness. More and more, one will approach the end goal desired.

Therapeutic benefits:

  • self esteem,
  • feeling competent,improved concentration,
  • finding meaning,
  • having pleasure,
  • improved mood

Among others benefits, sensuality, poetic action, and aesthetic development takes place. Additionally, the brain is stimulated in a new way that allows you to develop new brain pathways that regenerate parts of the brain, which is for example, a key benefit to those with memory issues.