A first-time visit lasts 1.5 hours, with subsequent follow-up sessions lasting 50 minutes. Therapy usually starts with 1-3 sessions where we go through what you want out of the therapy and any specific issues you need to address. We will then come up with a plan suited to your individual needs.
It is most common to participate in therapy once a week - usually for 50 minutes a session. The extent of any therapy can range from a few consultative calls, a short-term programme of therapy comprising 10-15 sessions or a longer-term course of therapy. How the course of therapy is structured depends largely on desired goals and external factors such as the ability to attend sessions. Clients that are more motivated and engaged in their therapy often experience changes to their lives more quickly. More radical changes take longer, while more focused efforts require fewer calls. If it is not possible to attend therapy regularly block therapy may be a viable alternative. Block therapy enables you to meet and work more intensively over a shorter period, for example 2-3 days with longer sessions of 2-3 hours. This programme is best suited for those who feel motivated to undergo a more intensive course of therapy and if any problems that need addressing are not too complicated. Block therapy can also be adapted over a longer period of time for those who want more regular contact. It is totally possible to meet as and when needed for 2-3 hours sessions with successful results.
I normally meet clients at my private practice in central Stockholm. For clients that do not live in Stockholm, however, sessions can be conducted via online video calls. It is also possible to arrange a mix of meetings in person and online.
I am used to meeting clients that come from or live in a multicultural environment. Some are temporary residents in Sweden or overseas, while others live in Sweden. This means a number of factors such as language, ethnicity and class need to be considered. People from different cultures with different norms can experience stress, a sense of not belonging and difficulties in coping or orienting themselves in their new environment. Consultation and therapy can be a support in helping them find their own place and path during challenging times. My research background and teaching experience of identities, groups, values, norms, gender equality and cultural comparisons is of great value in helping me relate to every client’s individual circumstances.
Language skills: Swedish, English and German. A basic understanding of French.