ABOUT ME

In the 10 years of having my practice in Zurich and seeing clients in the middle of their stressful, duty-filled everyday life, I witnessed how complicated it is for couples to commit to months-long counseling on weekly bases and how discouraged they feel when progress is too slow.
 

That motivated me to pioneer in new counseling solutions.

I moved from Zurich back to my hometown Scuol to offer Marriage Counseling Retreats and Retreats for Individuals.

This approach allows the clients to dedicate time to their problems in a „project-like“ approach, work through difficult topics at once in contrast to a months-long, timely open commitment, and to enjoy the fast journey of transformation.

 

I want people to feel natural about going to counseling. I'm happy when they look forward to the sessions, when they enjoy the process, and when they remember their consultations as a wonderful experience. I also want them to save time and money, and to help my clients find it easy to commit to their journey.

A part from counseling couples in crisis, I offer these other areas:
Problems in the workplace and in professional reorientation, educational issues, depression, stress and imbalance, fears, mood swings, mourning, self-esteem problems, feelings of shame and guilt, coping with trauma, identity problems, cultural conflicts.

MY APPROACH

My work is based on the theories of Alfred Adler.

He described his depth psychology as Individual Psychology, also known as Positive Psychology, or Holistic Psychology.

As an important depth psychologist, and with C.G. Young an esteemed student of S. Freud, in 1911 he laid the foundation stone for his own path in psychology.

The cornerstone of this is the sense of community, which promotes the entirety and prevents man-made disasters.

The Adlerian Psychology includes both encouragement as well as a solution- and resource-oriented approach. The counseling sessions take place in an assertive environment.

My image of humanity is positive, life-affirming and places the holistic human being with his pursuit of goals in the foreground.

My approach with Walking and Talking has many benefits for the client:

- Being outdoors lifts the mood, which releases creativity.

- Walking together with visual distractions eases the atmosphere.

- Moving activates the brain and conditions a sharper thinking process.

- The physical well-being intensifies the after-effects of the sessions.

- Physical movement can help the client to move through difficult issues or get "unstuck".

- A walk in the woods or looking at mountains can awaken innermost feelings of happiness and peace.

- Walking side by side feels natural.

Physical well-being and surroundings have a strong impact on the mental condition of the client, and a strong impact on the success of the counseling results.
Recovery clinics, for example, are usually located close to nature for a very good reason. Nature has a powerful effect on the healing process. The quietness, the colors, the fresh air, and the comfort nature radiates are mood lifting and sharpens the mental capacity.


 

PERSONALLY

I was born on a day at the end of August '66 in a town called Martina which is in the border triangle of Switzerland, Austria and Italy. It was easy for my parents to pick a name for me!

 

I was raised as a hotel child, surrounded by staff members from many different European countries and customers from all over the world.

The atmosphere in which I was raised has formed my natural talent of understanding and communicating with people.

From being a hotel child, I have a natural sense of service, innovation and efficiency.

I am a goal-oriented counselor, who creates solutions to motivate people to take counseling and to help my clients achieve their goals.

For over ten years I had my own event production company and for several years I co-owned and managed the production for an international action sports publishing company with employees from 11 different countries. Over the course of my life I have been studying, fair-trading, working on humanitarian projects, or traveling for sports events in the countries of Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Thailand, China, Japan and New Zealand.

At forty, I changed my career to become a counselor.

I love the international atmosphere at home, in my community and at work.

Although I'm proudly an “Engiadinaisa” and strongly rooted in The Engadine Valley, I am first and foremost a world citizen.

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