Choosing a therapist is important. Background education of the psychotherapists varies and there are big differences on psychotherapy education too. In Jung based studies meaning of one’s personal psychotherapy is emphasized: at least 300 hours of personal study psychotherapy is demanded. Studies last six years and it also requires 400 hours of supervised customer work. On my education I had 250 work supervision hours.
In Finland there operates about 7000 psychotherapists authorized by Valvira. By the current regulations my background education is not accepted in Finland even though it is liable for demanding special level psychotherapy demands. I can’t except KELA reimbursements either.
Therapeutic process could become one of the most important experiences in life. It’s a big financial and temporal investment. Therefore I offer one free test appointment to ensure the right choice. Test appointment runs mutually without obligation; sometimes even during that meeting you can get a grasp of one’s life.
I am specialized to act with big life changes – I don’t offer quick package solutions. Jungian analytical psychotherapy lasts 1,5 years average with the most common once a week appointments. I schedule 60 minutes appointment for every client from which 45 minutes is for discussion.
You can read more about Jungian code of ethics from here.
GOOD THERAPY – What kind of therapy I’d like to receive myself?
I would like work with the therapist, who is professional for sure and whose educations is the best possible. My six year psychotherapy education guarantees versatile applying of the most recent studies, theories and therapy skills.
I would like the therapist to relate me as person, not as a diagnosis. Many symptoms are signs of change and growth. They are part of events of life and they guide person towards new. I relate you as a equal individual and I’m trained to live with you in the difficult situations in life.
I would like therapy to be self-knowledge process. In therapy I use psychodynamic approach which reaches to reasons of the suffer and barriers. The transform and benefits are more permanent. I believe that psyche is able to heal itself when given the right requirements. My background with arts and literature guarantees deep and versatile conception of humankind. Affiliated with that it is easier to face difference.
MY INFLUENTIAL PERSONS (in English):
Otto Kernberg has written about ”almost impossible patients”, aggression, personality disorders and love.
C.G.Jung, Collected works – endless source of inspiration.
Donald Kalsched, about trauma and survivors of trauma.
James Hillman, disobedient psychoanalyst, “Don’t kill the dragon, kill the hero”
David Mamet, role model of my youth in drama.
LINKS (in English):
Suomessa toimivia jungilaisia psykoanalyytikkoja:
Lars Ehnberg (in Finnish)