What my Clients are Saying
Testimonials of clients that worked with me and now enjoy the international life they have chosen!
***To protect the privacy of my clients, I asked them to provide testimonials with only 3 basic data: surname, country of origin and host country***
I have been working with Gabriela since August 2020 and my experience with her has been wonderful. I came to her for help regarding dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as she had been recommended to me through a friend. Since that time she and I have been meeting every other week and, in less than a year, I can confidently say I now enjoy a level of mental freedom I had not had in a long time.
Gabriela is very patient and kind, and she has, from day one, always allowed for our appointments to be a safe space where I can be myself, cry and laugh when needed. She has also given me some great tools to help me handle anxious thinking. In addition, Gabriela is always available on text should I need to ask her any questions or need support with processing repetitive mental thoughts or anxiety. I highly and happily recommend her services to any and all!
I reached out to Gabriela after a big crazy relocation (unforeseen due to COVID disruption) and I was feeling really out of my depth, especially when it came to processing change and thinking through my social connections and skills. Gabriela helped me identify a structure of meaning and clarity to process and reach out to others and suggested clear simple steps outside my comfort zone to arrive at my goal of support and stability. I recommend working with Gabriela as her kind, warm, effective manner was exactly what I needed.
The transition was slow because I carried baggage that wasn’t allowing me to move forward. I noticed shifts starting our first session. I wasn’t prepared to apply some changes, but Gabriela was there, holding my hand and encouraging me to look into my resources and all my life experience. It seems simple, but it isn’t. I found a new (unexpected) purpose for me, thanks to our work together.
Contact Gabriela! Her knowledge and experience and her smile and kindness create a place of transformation, self-compassion and acceptance. I feel confident about the future!
I’m a new person, and I’m not exaggerating. For me, it is a before and after Gabriela. I contacted her in a desperate state, and she helped me collect the pieces and start to build my new powerful, confident, and resourceful me. Every session, every audio, every email, all of it helped me to be where I am now. By accepting the whole me (especially my negative emotions, now I am a big fan of all of them!) now I’m finally (after 5 years!!!!) enjoying my expat life. The “I don’t have to do anything” mantra is staying with me forever.
Thank you Gabriela, we are definitely staying in touch!
It isn’t easy to summarize how Gabriela’s program have helped me. I still remember our first meeting and although I knew her from her Instagram posts and youtube videos, seeing her “live” was even better. She had me at “I’ll be with you through the whole process”. And indeed she was. My life abroad has improved in so many ways! I found empathy, a clear procedure, concrete steps and easiness. We laughed in every session, even when I was feeling awful, she managed to bring a smile to my face. Everything went so smoothly! She really listens and adapted her strategy and homework to my needs.
She is your person if you are an expat and struggling with your life abroad. She is your person, believe me.
Gabriela truly provided me life-changing advice and support, and the progress I made between our first and 8th session was tremendous. When I first arrived in my host country, I was overwhelmed, lost, lonely, self-conscious, and discovered sides of myself that I had never explored in the past. I felt a massive handicap and the mountain to climb was too steep. I was seconds away from giving up and returning “home” when I met Gabriela. From our very first session, I appreciated her proactive approach. She taught me ways of identifying my feelings, reframing my thoughts and controlling my mind. Gabriela’s approach was structured, methodical, and surprisingly practical. She taught me a lot about psychology, the human brain and CBT, but always with simplicity, incredible humour and positivity. Session after session, I started feeling truly enlightened and empowered. I had fewer and fewer moments of weakness and I started consciously feeling happy regularly. We worked on areas of personal and professional life. Through our sessions, homework and exercises, Gabriela gave me the tools to lay healthy foundations and communication in a relationship. I feel more serene and confident than ever. I landed a dream job in an unexpected place and time, and I give very big credit to Gabriela’s support and advice in the entire process. I am immensely grateful.
If I could use just one word to describe my sessions with Gabriela, I would say “transformative”. I reached out to her because I had been experiencing episodes of intense loneliness for two years living as an expat. I didn’t realise that there was so much more underlying this feeling. Gabriela helped me to identify these issues and gave me pragmatic strategies for addressing them. Since our sessions, I have not felt this horrible loneliness, and the main thing that has changed in my life is me and my attitude. I highly highly recommend Gabriela if you need help and guidance for whatever you are going through as an expat. She is easy to talk to, incredibly supportive (especially with her outside-of-sessions availability), and highly professional.
I met Gabriela through social networks and contacted her because I noticed in her profile that she specialized in “Expat Coaching” and felt that I needed a professional guide to help me face and understand new situations that I was experiencing. Gabriela has helped me to face difficult situations and to recognize positive aspects of living in another country. She is a very professional person who builds trust from the start. The sessions have helped me focus on my current life and better accept the present I am living. I would recommend her without hesitation.
I never thought that coming back home, the home I knew and missed, was going to be so difficult. A very dear friend recommended Gabriela. After the sessions we had together, I felt ready to face and enjoy my repatriate life. I loved our work together, especially how direct and straight forward she is, never letting me stay in the victim role and motivating me to take action and see how all the tools and strategies she gave had an impact on how I see my life and myself. Above all, she showed me and made me understand that I had it all in me … just needed to be asked and ask the right questions. The answers were within me!
I can’t stress enough how much I recommend her!
Gabriela supported me not only in reaching my long term goals but was by my side when I was struggling with new challenges and complications. Today, I feel way more confident with my capabilities and can handle stressful situations with new confidence. Doing sessions online is great because it’s easy to integrate them into my daily routine, no matter where I am.
Soon after arriving, I felt demotivated because I didn’t have the life I expected. I contacted Gabriela and began to unravel my head, became aware of my decisions, observed, rediscovered the strengths that I developed as a result of the many battles I won over the years. Gabriela showed me that everything was there. The whole process was very professional, I am eternally grateful.
Gabriela is as she said in her introduction positive, honest, straight-forward and very professional. She comes to point and finds out what is really going on. First skeptically about the online sessions, I am now happy about the flexibility and how good it works. With the help of Gabriela, I have challenged difficult situation and feel now stronger and way more confident.