Supporting expatriates through online video counselling

Expatriate lifestyles vary hugely from the comfort of the corporate life in a mega city to the rigours of aid work in difficult and unstable environments. They offer great rewards but also have their major challenges. Isolation from loved ones, stressful working and living conditions, traumatic events, frequent transitions and, for many, the shock of returning home. Children and young people growing up in expat families (known as Third Culture Kids) also have to deal with questions around belonging and repeated loss of homes and relationships.

Anyone working or living in such situations can reach a point where they feel overwhelmed, isolated and unable to cope. This might show up as a lack of motivation, angry reactions, a sense of hopelessness and confusion, or relationship and other difficulties. Often we have the resources to deal with these challenges but sometimes we don’t. This can result in anxiety, depression, trauma and burnout.

If you feel that you would like to get a clearer understanding of your situation and find a better way of coping or resolving your difficulties, then talking confidentially to a counsellor might be the way forward.

Supporting expatriates through online video counselling

Are you an expat, an aid worker, a third culture kid/adult?

Are you feeling anxious, low, isolated, overwhelmed?

Would you like some support but can’t find a counsellor locally?

Maybe online video counselling is the answer.

Meet me

I lived, worked and raised a family overseas for over 15 years.

I am especially aware of the challenges of this kind of lifestyle and of accessing appropriate support. I therefore offer online video counselling so you can get support wherever you are in the world.

To help you decide if this is for you I also offer a free 30 minute non-therapeutic consultation.

Meet me

Having been an expat for over 15 years, I am aware of the challenges of being globally mobile and of finding appropriate support when life gets tough.

I therefore offer online video counselling so that you can get support wherever you are in the world.

I offer a 30 minute free non-therapeutic consultation to help you decide if this is for you.



On World Humanitarian Day 2018, the Overseas Development Institute held an event called Breaking the Silence: Promoting action on aid worker mental health. Two key areas were highlighted as particularly problematic for aid worker well-being; trauma, due to the...



  • Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed

  • Feeling lonely or unsupported

  • Struggling to deal with loss, such as bereavement or relationship break up

  • Struggling to cope with change and transitions

  • Difficulties with self confidence or self esteem

  • Lacking motivation or purpose in life

  • Stressful working/living conditions

  • Struggling to cope with the impact of traumatic events

  • Feeling burnt out

  • Problems with drinking or other substance abuse