My name is Henriette Johnsen and I am an experienced English-speaking therapist, trained at Middlesex University in London and a member of Dansk Psykoterapeutforening (MPF).
I am Danish by birth but have lived in England for more than 10 years of my adult life and have vast experience in conducting therapy in English. I qualified as a therapist with a First-Class Honours bachelor’s degree in Integrative-Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Middlesex University in London. I have further training in couple’s therapy, bodywork, transactional analysis, trauma, existential psychology as well as systemic therapy and family constellations.
I am bilingual in Danish and English and can offer counselling and psychotherapy in either language. Being a former expat myself, I specialise in challenges of living abroad, be it as an immigrant or an expat, as well as relocation and repatriation issues.
When creating my own expat life, I trained and worked as a personal trainer specialising in back pain care whilst studying to become a therapist. I've been back in Denmark for 6 years, and besides running my practice, I teach Danish at a private, combined international and Danish school in Odense. I live with my three adult children who are about to leave home to embark on university life. In my spare time, you'll find me in nature, in the gym, with my partner, friends and family or tugged up with a good book if I'm not abroad exploring the world or catching up with friends from my expat days.
How do I work?
Being an experienced therapist, I aim to create a warm, compassionate and confidential relationship with my clients in which we can explore your issues and struggles in life. My qualification and experience allow me to design a holistic, bespoke therapy in which I can draw on various schools of psychology to best meet your needs.
With my extensive experience of expat life combined with my teaching skills and therapeutic counselling and coaching skills, I can help expats gain greater self-awareness to make the most of their life whilst living the expat dream. I offer both bespoke psychotherapy and counselling to individuals as well as couples, and I have created a personal empowerment course for trailing spouses.
Having gone through the process of divorcing and as a consequence of that not being able to support my children though working more than one job, I found myself being stuck in the UK due to the restrictions of the Hague Convention meaning I risked being accused of kidnapping my own children if I moved them back to Denmark without their father’s consent. This is a matter close to my heart, and I volunteer for GlobalARRK, a UK based charity supporting stuck parents throughout the world.
In England, I practised under the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, BACP. I am a member of Dansk Psykoterapeutforening and aim to adhere to their ethical framework, including ongoing clinical supervision and professional development.
Contact me today
Are you curious for more information and the idea of receiving English therapy and counselling in Denmark? Contact me today for a non-binding chat about what I can help you with.