from The Rome Institute for International Counseling, Coaching and Training!


Are you preparing for a new assignment or leaving one behind?... perhaps you are stressed or reflecting deeply on your experience?… then read on because this is for you.

What can we do for you?

Working in partnership with the Staff Welfare Service of UNHCR, we are here to help you maintain professional and personal balance during and after your work in the field.


The counsellors of the Rome Institute, Petra Miczaika, Jim Striker, Henriette De Vries, Vicki Owens and Lindsey Anderson, are available to meet with you by Skype or phone for your Psychological Preparations and End of Assignment Debriefings.


This service is free of charge and confidential. We do not share any personal information with UNHCR.


How can briefings benefit you and your colleagues?

Psychological Preparations: Before your departure to your new assignment, we discuss how you’re preparing, your expectations for yourself and your job, successful ways to manage stress and stay balanced in the high-pressured environment, and how to be effective interpersonally in the work situation. 


We then follow up with you 1 to 2 months into your field assignment to help you review how you are managing yourself and your work, and to help reinforce your self care strategies.


End of Assignment Debriefings: As you finish your assignment, we consult with you to help you reflect on your experiences, accomplishments, challenges and lessons learned… As well as to better manage your transition to home and your next work assignment.


Why choose us?

We are a seasoned group of counsellors with diverse international and UN system experience. 


In our former positions as UN agency counsellors we looked after humanitarian staff in different agencies all over the world in both field and HQ locations.


We know what you are going through, and we are experts in dealing with stress, team dynamics, relationship issues, interpersonal communications, meaning and motivation, critical incidents and personal and work transition.



Always taking your individuality, cultural and professional diversity into account.


Your contact

Petra Miczaika

Mobile (DE): +49 172 4083355

E-mail: petra.miczaika@romeinstitute.org