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***
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!
I was really skeptical about all this because I never worked with a psychologist before. Luckily Gabriela was my first one! She is really competent, professional and direct, but also kind, witty and has the ability to detect what is actually was going on. Being an expat can be very stressful, but I now have the tools to handle it and not feel so alone anymore. I recommend you contact Gabriela!
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.