istdp Psychotherapist (mpf)
Istdp huset Glasgården
Individual therapy session
Maybe you are struggling with something that you are able to put into words quite easily:
Anxiety, depression, problems with your temper, loneliness or feeling stressed? Maybe you often quarrel with your children or your partner. Maybe you overeat or have an addiction of some sort. Or you are grieving over someone you have lost.
It may also be that you experience your problems more diffuse, and not so easy to explain. That you feel stuck, and that there are unhealthy emotional patterns you keep repeating over and over again, causing you pain and suffering. Your life is messy, and the result is breaking up of relationships that are dear to you. Repeatedly.
No matter what you’re experiencing, let’s look at it together.
Individual therapy – how I work.
At the clinic in Glasgaarden, we are all specialized in helping you getting to the core of your emotional and mental difficulties. No matter what’s troubling you, let’s help you with it – you may be experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, emotional instability and temperament problems, and you’re looking for ways to improve emotional health and live your life in good spirit.
When we meet and talk together about the psychological problems that you are facing, we carefully tune in on all aspects of your current situation, symptoms, thoughts, emotions and fears. From the start, I am participating very actively in understanding your inner experiences and feelings, your anxiety and your defenses, and we work purposefully and intensely to co-create the partnership that is needed, so that you can live more freely and according to your inner most values, attuned to yourself.
The therapeutic method I work with is ISTDP (Intensive Dynamic Short-Term Therapy) – and what it basically means is, that we relate to you on a deep emotional level, person to person, while working through your difficulties. Your goals for yourself will lead our work together, as we strive to improve your self worth, believe in yourself and courage to live a good life according to your inner most values.
If this sounds like something for you, then you are welcome to contact me – I usually have time within a week or two.
with two istdp-therapists
In the ISTDP-house “Glasgården”, we offer ‘next generation‘ couples therapy, which frames the conversation treatments completely differently than you have probably been used to. We have found that if we are to give you the opportunity to create a truly noticeable and lasting change in your relationships, then we need to work more in depth with the individual.
When you get into couples therapy, it is because there is something you are frustrated about. And perhaps you are most frustrated with your partner – something he / she does, a certain habit or behavior, or maby your relationship is suffering from deeply rooted emotional patterns that are activated every time you are together or get into conflicts – either way, you both need a hand in solving your difficulties. Together we will look into what share you have in the problems you experience with your partner, and together we will work to dissolve unnecessary barriers that come between you, so that you can become more true to who you are, and also be a better partner to the one you hold dear.
It’s also possible to work with just one therapist, me, if you prefer this setup better. Either way, let’s get started turning you troubles into new possibilities and freedom to be you.
ISTDP is an offshoot of psychoanalysis and attachment theories, where the latter deals with children’s strong emotional ties to their primary caregiver(s).
The quality of the connection to, for example, our parents is decisive for whether we are equipped with the expectation of security and love in relationships, or whether we expect the opposite – insecurity and deprivation.
In order to maintain contact and closeness to our parents, where we are not experienced or accommodated with love and security, we as children compensate by distancing ourselves from sides of ourselves, becoming afraid of certain emotions and developing defenses that must keep emotions at bay. and maintain a lasting form of contact with the people we love.
In psychotherapy, people have worked for many years to create lasting characteristic psychological changes in people, by working through conflicts between emotions, anxiety and defense – because they are the ones who create and maintain problems and symptoms.
In ISTDP, we work purposefully to get to the bottom of your problems – and we do it in such a way that you become the best to help yourself in the future, when you run into emotional challenges and so you can be good to yourself.
Individual therapy of 50 minutes, 1.5 hours or 2 hours duration.
The conversation takes place in the ISTDP house Glasgården in Copenhagen, where we are a handful of dedicated ISTDP psychologists and psychotherapists who are passionate about creating lasting change inside.
I am looking forward to meeting you.
I was originally trained as a commercial pilot and have flown passenger planes for around 7000 hours for 17 years, primarily on a Boeing 737.
While flying I got married, had 3 kids and trained as an educator and psychotherapist specializing in ISTDP.