We offer psychological therapy in English for people living in the Helsinki region. We work with adolescents and adults, and use a number of different therapy styles.
We use the best possible combination of therapeutic methods for your particular need, based on up-to-date research and current best practice guidelines. Our preferred therapy style is short-term or brief therapy, with therapy lasting from a single session to twenty or more sessions in one year.
We like to approach therapy sessions with warmth, and a respectful and attentive attitude. We can offer therapy for the following issues:
- Depression and stress related problems
- Anxiety, including panic attacks, social anxiety and phobias (fears)
- Relationship and family issues
- Difficulties with working life
- Adjustment issues due to moving country
- Chronic health problems and pain
- Eating disorders
- Trauma and problems relating to childhood trauma
- Psychosis and mania
- Insomnia and sleep problems
In many cases, you may have more than one issue to bring to therapy or your distress may be hard to define. This is completely normal. We want to work with you to help you feel less distressed about whatever your issue may be. The exact diagnosis is less important.
We use a variety of models of therapy such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. We are also interested in positive psychology and well-being science. Our approach with clients is to offer a collaborative therapeutic experience, drawing on our expertise in psychology and therapy, combined with the client’s own expert knowledge of themselves.
We are not medical doctors so are not able to prescribe any psychotherapeutic medication. Depending on the type and severity of your problem, therapy alone may be recommended, or may be your preference. However, if you wish to combine medication and therapy, we can work with any existing medical professionals involved in your care or recommend medical practitioners to you.
At present we are unable to provide KELA reimbursements for your psychological therapy. If you have private insurance, we are able to fill out any necessary paperwork so that you can claim the costs back.
Our practice, Compass Centre, is a warm and inviting place for all clients to visit. We offer tea and coffee in the waiting room, and if you feel comfortable enough you can take off your shoes before coming into your session (we will provide warm socks!).