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Individual therapy in English

Do you feel stressed, anxious, or depressed? Are you feeling lonely or overwhelmed with living abroad? 

Life as an expat can be overwhelming; and at such times, working with a therapist can be beneficial in your pursuit of making life better for yourself. I have been there myself. I have been the lonely and overwhelmed expat. And I can help you through your crisis, whatever it may be. As a three-times former expat and an experienced and professional psychotherapist I am uniquely qualified to help expats all over the world. 

 

Whether you prefer to work as a couple or individually, I offer counselling and therapy in English centred around your needs, online or in person in Odense, Denmark

What will you gain from therapy?

Amongst other issues, individual therapy can help you through life crises, grief, trauma, low self-esteem, negative thought patterns, anxiety, depression and stress. Furthermore, you can strengthen your sense of self, your self-worth and your relationships as well as learn how to regulate yourself in emotionally challenging situations.

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With therapy you will:

 

  • gain a greater understanding of yourself.

  • better understand what may keep you from leading the life you are dreaming of.

  • gain a better understanding of yourself in relation to other people.

  • have better capacity to create and maintain meaningful relationships.

  • enhance your ability to self-soothe and self-care in challenging situations.

  • gain greater self-acceptance and self-esteem.

  • become better at expressing and managing difficult emotions.

  • experience relief from stress, anxiety, and depression.

Henriette has helped me gain more empathy for myself and others, and I strongly recommend her services. I consulted her when I got divorced and our sessions have given me a clearer view of how to go forward now.

- S.Y., 37 year-old man

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What can you expect from individual therapy?

There are many reasons for coming to therapy; and not one is better than others. Fundamentally, I believe the goal for any therapy should be to relieve suffering, restore vitality and energy as well as enable growth for you to choose to live a more meaningful and satisfying life in correspondence with your values and integrity.

Therapy is for you who have the courage and drive to take a step towards personal development and greater mental wellbeing. It’s for you who wish to be the best version of yourself. For you wanting to be better able to regulate your emotions and emotional responses to life.

Therapy provides a private and confidential space in which you are free to explore aspects of your life to a depth that is rarely possible with friends and family. Facilitated by me, it’s a process for you to create internal changes which in return will create changes in your relationships and in life in general. My qualifications allow me to combine the theoretical lenses of various schools of psychology enabling me to offer a holistic, bespoke approach to your concerns as a human being and as an expat in a foreign country.

Alongside a professional and confidential environment, you can expect me to be warm and empathic to your struggles and needs. I believe that you already possess the answers to these; and that it’s my job, with my psychological knowledge and therapeutic skills, to help you deepen the contact to yourself and how you want to live your life.

 

In my experience, many of our struggles can be traced back to how we learnt to interact relationally in our childhood. We can't go back and change our childhood traumas, but in adult life we can heal. I will help you through the process, and when appropriate, I will draw attention to relationship patterns that may have been valuable earlier in your life, but no longer serve you any purpose and as such might be keeping you from leading the life you wish to lead.

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My experience as a therapist

From the English National Health Service as well as private practice, I have vast experience of working with English speaking clients with a wide range of issues, such as:

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement and grief

  • Childhood abuse and neglect

  • Depression

  • Difficult relationships

  • Divorce, including divorcing abroad

  • Imposter Syndrome

  • Life abroad, relocation and repatriation

  • Loneliness

  • Low self-esteem and self-worth

  • Narcissistically inclined parents and partners

  • Procrastination

  • Serious illness

  • Social isolation

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma

I conduct sessions face to face from my practice in Odense, Denmark. If you are unable to come to my practice, I also conduct sessions online which you can read more about here. All individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

Click here to read about fees, cancellation policy and location.