I trained as a Clinical Psychologist in a range of therapeutic models at Sophia-Antipolis University in France. During my training, I specialised in adult and child mental health and attended specialist training in working with Families, Groups and Organisations in a Crisis Situation. I moved to the UK in 2004. Whilst working in Sutton & Merton IAPT service I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Royal Holloway University of London. I have extensive training and experience in providing evidence based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) and Reprocessing (EMDR- level 1, 2 and 3). From my time in IAPT I developed my skills further in the provision of Trauma Focussed CBT and EMDR to client with single and complex trauma. A special interest of mine is Mindfulness based cognitive therapy and I teach some of these techniques to clients.
During my clinical training, I worked in an Acute Assessment Team supporting the team of psychiatrists, social workers and nurses in the diagnosis and onwards referrals. I trained in a secure psychiatric hospital with a multidisciplinary team testing and treating adults and older adults individually and in groups. I worked in physical health services with patients diagnosed with HIV/Aids and carried out research in this field. I spent time in an Oncology Service setting up a psychology therapy service and provided therapy to patients, their families and offered support to the team. For several years I provided family therapy to families both in hospital and community based settings.
I have many years’ experience working for the NHS and I currently work in Primary care. I have contributed to the development of two IAPT services aiming to Improving access to psychological therapy. I split my time between treating individual clients, teaching and supervising staff. As part of my role in IAPT I helped to improve access to psychological therapy for older adults and attended specialist training in working with this client group. I also attended specialist CBT supervisors training and have supervised and offered training to staff. More recently I set up private practise in Surrey and I’m based in Ashtead and Leatherhead.
I offer psychological therapy including CBT and combine my interventions with approaches such as Mindfulness, Compassion-Focused Therapy and EMDR and also provide systemic couple counselling.
I have special interest in and have attended specialist training in treating mood disorders (e.g. depression), a range of anxiety disorders (e.g. panic, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder), post-traumatic stress disorder and bereavement. I have extensive experience in treating trauma including childhood trauma.
I’m Danish and provide therapy in Danish, French and English.
I’m fully accredited with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists), the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and the EMDR UK and Ireland Association.