Qualifications & professional memberships
Diploma in Somatic Experiencing trauma healing (SE)®, EASE (2014-2016)
Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London (2010)
Advanced Diploma in Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, London (2003-2006)
BA (1st Class Hons) Degree from King’s College London (1991-1994)
Accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Member of the Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Member of the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)
Member of Oxford Psychotherapy Society (OPS)
Member of Somatic Experiencing® SE Trauma Institute
Somatic Experiencing® Association UK (SEA UK)
I was born and educated in Sweden and Iceland and later lived in Denmark and Spain before making England my home in1989. I am very well rooted in Britain and also offer a diverse multicultural perspective and understanding. I speak fluent English, Swedish and Spanish and offer therapy in any of these languages.
I have been interested in psychology and human dynamics from a young age although I didn't end up becoming a therapist until my 40s. I first thoroughly enjoyed careers as a flight attendant in my early 20s, a marketing manager with a multinational 12 years and a translator while my children were very young. After a long spell in personal therapy in my 30s, it was the right time to attend to my first and longest lasting passion and train as a psychotherapist. I have never looked back. I thoroughly enjoy this job and helping people heal and understand themselves better.
So, of course there have been times in my life when I felt I wasn't managing my life as well as I would like to. It's certainly not the case that people in the mental health professions have perfectly managed lives. We are all human. All of us carry a personal "rucksack" of early experiences, successful and not so successful. We also get challenged by life, change and personal circumstances. But perhaps we are prone to being especially curious about what's "beneath" that which is going on on the surface of life and more inclined to finding ways to make necessary, and sometimes difficult, changes in our lives. And hopefully we are better at seeking support when the going gets tough and good at living by the wise words "Healer, heal thyself".