I was born in New York and spent most of my formative years in France. In the early 90's I studied Comparative Cultures at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. I graduated with a BA in Psychology in London in 1994.

Before embarking on psychotherapy training, I spent several years in India; First at the Bihar School of Yoga, and then in Bodhgaya where I encountered Tibetan Buddhism and many inspiring teachers. Amongst those most influential was Tsoknyi Rimpoche. I became a trustee for Pundarika UK, helping to set up Buddhist meditation retreats in the UK as well as supporting monastic communities in Nepal and Tibet. I then returned to London and completed a yoga teacher training in the Satyananda tradition, becoming a British Wheel of Yoga teacher in 2001.

During that time I trained as an existential phenomenological psychotherapist at Regent's College, obtaining UKCP accreditation in 2003. My MA thesis was a phenomenological research on the experience of Bulimia. Since 1999, I have worked as a counsellor and a psychotherapist with individuals and groups, both privately and in the community. In 2008, I undertook some further training at the Institute of Family Therapy (London). I worked as part of family therapy teams in an eating disorder unit and an NHS family clinic, as well as seeing private clients.

My family and I moved to Dubai in late 2010. My husband and I have two children, and we are a trilingual family. I am extremely conversant in the pushes and pulls of motherhood, and the richness and tensions of multicultural families.