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Gabrielle Gane BSc, MCP, GMBPsS

Hello there! I'm a child psychologist, of British and Filipino background, and I work with families, children and early adolescents (13 and under) in the English-speaking community in France. I have specialist experience in the problems faced by expat families, children and adolescents, and treat a range of difficulties, such as emotional awareness and regulation challenges, perfectionism, stress, anxiety, and ADHD.

I have a Master’s in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where I graduated cum laude. I also have research experience in topics related to the Internet’s impact on healthy psychological development in children and adolescents, and have presented at the Australian Institute of Criminology Conference (2022).

My understanding of the difficulties faced by expat families also comes from my own background, having grown up as a third-culture kid in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Philippines and the Netherlands. Having experienced a wide array of cultures, communities, and relocations from a young age, I deeply understand both the benefits and challenges that can come with living an expatriate life for young children and families.

As a therapist, I work in an integrative manner, and adapt a variety of approaches to the clients’ needs. My practice draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, therapeutic art, and mindfulness-based techniques.

I love working with children, and I believe that every child and family is unique and should be supported in a way that is tailored to them. As such, having a compassionate, empathetic, and strength-focused approach is fundamental to my practice. By providing a safe, accepting, and creative space for kids, I can help them rediscover their own strengths and turn scary life transitions into opportunities for growth, empowerment, self-expression and fun.

Some of the problems I treat include:​

  • Emotional Awareness and Regulation Difficulties

  • Third-Culture Kid Challenges

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety and Worry

  • Dealing with Parental Separation

  • Perfectionism

  • Behavioural Difficulties

  • Stress

  • Self-Esteem Issues

  • Friendship and Social Challenges

  • Children with Selective-Mutism History

  • Parent and Family Support

  • Adolescent Issues

I offer in-person and online appointments, and also work on Saturdays to make it easier for working families to attend sessions. I look forward to meeting you and your family, and supporting you in your therapeutic journey.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: gabrielle@parispsychologycentre.com

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a session cost?  

Our standard fee at the Paris Psychology Centre is 140€. Most people have weekly sessions, but less regular sessions are also possible, and just as effective in the long run. Session length is 50 minutes.​ 

  • How do I pay for sessions?  ​

You can pay in person after the session in cash or with a credit card. For online sessions, you will receive a link to pay via credit card after the session. We use Stripe, which is the most secure payment platform in the world. Direct deposit via bank transfer is also possible.

  • Does online therapy work as well as in person?  ​

If you'd like to book an online session, you might be interested to know that there has been a lot of research into this question over the past decade, and all indicators are that online therapy is just as effective as attending in person.

  • Will my insurance cover the sessions? ​

Many of our patients have their sessions reimbursed with private insurance (mutuelle). Psychology sessions are not covered under government healthcare (carte vitale) in France. A sample of the insurers we currently work with includes:

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