My background

Bjorn
I have been first educated as a psychiatric nurse, whereafter I studied to become a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in a training programme organized by Finlands Svenska Psykoterapiförening. My degree as an upper level specialist in psychotherapy is approved by Valvira (former TEO), and I am a member of Föreningen för psykoanalytisk psykoterapi.

I have a long work history within adult psychiatry. Before starting my own practice I was employed by the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). I worked in the psychiatric centre for Swedish speaking patients (ward 8) from 1999 until 2007.

I am able to work in Swedish, Norwegian and English. I understand also Danish but I have to answer in Swedish or Norwegian. My Finnish skills are unfortunately not deep enough for the whole psychoanalytic process, but I am able to participate in more general discussions of for example starting the therapy in Finnish, too.