Our mission is to offer high quality psychological services to the English-speaking community in Helsinki
COVID-19 Corona Virus Update:
Due to the declaration of a national emergency on March 17th in Finland, we are no longer seeing clients in our practice rooms. However we are continuing to offer ONLINE THERAPY. We understand the restrictions of this method of therapy and we apologise for the inconvenience caused. We have discounted our fees to offer some financial support to our clients during this challenging time (see fees section below).
Online sessions will be continuing until at least the end of June 2020.
We are going to be active in writing blog posts and publishing information for members of the English-speaking community in Helsinki on topics such as mental health issues during the crisis, the difficulties of social isolation, practical matters relating to the crisis and how to cope as a foreign resident/expatriate/migrant in Finland following the closure of borders and international travel.
Compass Psychology is a team of native English speaking clinical psychologists offering high quality individual psychological therapy sessions. Our aim is to help our clients cope with living abroad, improve their relationships, overcome stress, deal with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues and regain their psychological wellness. We are registered psychologists in Finland working privately to provide both psychological therapy and psychological consultation to the international community in the Helsinki region. Our approach to psychotherapy is based on cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focused therapy. Please note that we cannot offer KELA or HUS reimbursed psychology or psychotherapy sessions at this time, however many private health insurance companies may be able to cover the costs of sessions.
Individual psychological therapy sessions cost 95€ for 50 minutes and couples therapy sessions cost 110€ for 50 minutes. Extended sessions are available (145€ for individuals; 165€ for couples). This price also covers all correspondence, phone calls, emails, note taking or letter writing that may be required.
We can provide lectures, workshops and training on a number of topics for both healthcare professionals and other clients such as schools and companies. These can be tailor made to your organisation’s needs. A list of events open to the public is on our events page. We also offer clinical supervision for healthcare professionals.
Welcome to Compass Psychology
Annabel and Jane are both native English speaking Clinical Psychologists who are registered and working in Helsinki, Finland. If you or a family member of loved one is seeking psychological therapy please contact us for an appointment. For further information on what to expect from your first session with Annabel or Jane, read our FAQ page.
Discounted fees for online sessions due to the corona virus
To offer some financial support to our clients during this challenging time, we have discounted our fees for the next 3 months.
Fees April to June 2020:
Sessions held between 8am and 4pm will be charged at the following rates:
- 85€ for individual sessions of 50 minute & 130€ for extended individual sessions (80 minutes)
- 100€ for couples sessions of 50 minutes & 150€ for extended couples sessions (80 minutes).
There is an out of hours surcharge for all sessions starting at or after 4pm of 10 euros.
Compass Psychology is located in central Helsinki
Our office is located centrally near Helsinki city centre at Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 3 B 9 in Töölö, just a short walk from the central Railway station or Kamppi. Or you can take tram number 4 or 10 to the Hesperian Puisto stop. Parking is available on the street.
Internships and working as a psychologist in Finland
We are not able to offer any internships (either paid or unpaid) in our practice due to licensing restrictions and work regulations in Finland. We are also not able to offer any advice about where in Helsinki any psychology based internships would be available.
If you are intending to work as a licensed psychologist in Finland, you will need to get registration through VALVIRA, the Finnish authority for registration of health professionals. The website for VALVIRA is here.
For many foreigners working in Finland the process to become a registered psychologist was a lengthy one, ranging from 3 months to 3 years, even with all the requirements fulfilled (e.g. Masters degree in psychology, relevant work experience, etc…). Since 2016 VALVIRA also requires that all applicants (EU and non EU) have passed a Finnish language test equivalent to the intermediate level in order to be licensed as a psychologist.