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I’m an expat longing to belong!

Expat life coach Annette offers a listening ear and effective coaching so you will find satisfying solutions in any area of your life.

Moving to another country is a big deal. Aside from all the turmoil of dealing with the paperwork, visas, a foreign language, finding affordable housing, work and a reliable school for your children, you may feel overwhelmed by additional the changes.

Family and dear friends you´re leaving behind. Another culture with daily life practices you find strange or even hostile. You may be traveling along  with your partner who has a job , but how about you, are you leaving your prosperous career behind? You may have a hard time finding a job of your own and get credits for your former studies and career. You may feel clumsy in a language you do not master. You may have unfinished business in your past that you want to clarify. Or maybe you simply miss the old familiar surroundings, the landscape, the buildings, smells and sounds.

All these factors – and many more – can make you anxious or depressed. 

The good news is, there is a way out!

Feeling lost


Together, we will look at

  • Issues with self-confidence

  • Loss

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Loneliness

  • Feelings of ambiguity

  • Relationship issues

  • Compulsive behaviour such as shopping, overeating, smoking, doing drugs

...and work towards

  • A greater self-confidence

  • Building emotional resilience

  • Closure with painful stuff in the past

  • More energy 

  • Setting goals and a feeling of determination to work towards these goals

  • Healthier relationships

  • Reaching out in your private life and in professional settings

  • Accepting yourself exactly as you are

  • Reducing or stopping compulsive behaviour

We will talk, visualize, look at your feelings, thoughts and body awareness. I use techniques like Voice Dialogue, Transactional Analysis, Rational Emotive Therapy and more. We will work inside the practice in my home and/or outside in nature. 

Coming home

"In the midst of winter,
I found there was within me
an invincible summer" 

Albert Camus

Let's Talk
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