About My Work
Feeling calmer and more balanced within yourself and discovering your authentic self is one of the key aspects of my work with clients. I am passionate about this work because it often leads to the discovery of the deepest resources within us, something that we might find hard to imagine at the outset. I am also passionate about working with trauma survivors.
My work is informed by a range of approaches, such as: Attachments/Neuroscience, Transpersonal, Jungian, and Trauma approaches. Having a deep understanding of different approaches enables me to get a deeper understanding of the lived experiences and the distress of my clients. Facilitating a space where a mind-body unity can be cultivated forms an important part of my work. This is to help you to feel calm and relaxed not just in your mind, but also in your body.
Apart from working with clients in my Private Practice, I have worked with clients in the charity sector, who experienced between moderate to severe distress. I have worked with individuals with the following presentations: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Self-esteem issues, Relationship issues, Complex Trauma, and PTSD.
I have actively worked with clients who are survivors of adverse childhood experiences, and individuals with the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. I help my clients to stabilise their psychological and psycho-somatic symptoms by teaching them self-regulation techniques that are backed by neuroscience research. These techniques include, but are not limited to, trying to activate the regulatory centre of the brain through mindfulness. For clients who like to express themselves creatively, I welcome the use of art and poetry in the therapy sessions.
Long-Term & Short-Term Therapy
In addition to long-term psychotherapy, I offer a once-weekly counselling programme of 10 weeks to individuals in order to teach them emotional self-regulation skills that are informed by mindfulness and affect regulation theories. Please get in touch to enquire.
A Bit More About Me
Apart from working in my private practice (Grover Olufsen Psychotherapy), I have worked with clients in the charity sector in London.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I have had a wide exposure in life: I studied a master’s degree in engineering, worked in financial services for a decade, authored three books of poetry, written art & book reviews, been a member of a few international arts and conflict transformation NGOs, and read Buddhist philosophy for fifteen years.
Psychotherapy Training and Qualifications
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), London. A BACP and UKCP Accredited Training.
- Psychiatric Observational Placement in a PICU setting at Baldock Manor Hospital, Hertfordshire.
- Certificate in Counselling Skills, Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (MHCPC, London).
- MSc (SEng) – University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol
- Online Nederlands Niveau A2, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Fees depend upon session time (e.g. evening) and week-day (e.g. Saturday). Please get in touch to enquire. Each session lasts for exactly 50 minutes. Accepted Insurance Plans: Vitality Health.
Types of Therapy I Offer
Psychodynamic, Jungian, Transpersonal, Trauma/Neuroscience
Clients I Work With
Adults (18+), Older Adults, Psychotherapy Trainees, Financial Services Organisations
Other Specialist Client Groups
LGBT Clients, Individuals with Adverse Childhood Experiences, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)