Emely Ostberg, MSc (C. Psych.), BABCP Accred. Psychotherapist
Acc. BABCP, MBPsS
4 Staple Inn
I believe that you deserve a compassionate Psychotherapist who makes you feel secure and safe. I believe that psychotherapy should be practised on a firm base of scientific evidence, yet be human, emphatic and connected.
My name is Emely and I work as an accredited Psychotherapist. The choosing of a private Psychotherapist can be an overwhelming task. The location needs to fit, so does the fee and times available. You need to feel that you can trust that the Psychotherapist knows what they are doing and that they are competent enough to handle what you bring.
During a psychological therapy session I use a compassionate yet scientific approach and attempt at uncovering the basis of your issue. Collaboratively I will gently guide you towards a different way of living.
I have spent the past decade working and studying individuals suffering from mental health problems such as;
- Panic Disorder with and without agoraphobia,
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD),
- Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD),
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Chronic Depression
- Specific Phobias including phobia of heights.
...as well as non-diagnosable issues such as;
- Low Self-esteem,
- Excessive negative self-talk
- Anger issues
- Workplace burn-out
I am trained in several approaches including CBT and Humanistic-Existential Psychotherapy. An advantage of being trained in more than one approach is that I am competent in using a wide range of techniques and have the ability to fit the treatment to your needs, rather than be restricted to one set of 'tools' when working.
My past experience include working as Specialist Psychotherapist in the NHS in London with both with long-term and short-term conditions; as a Humanisitic-Existential Psychotherapist in a Community-based Counselling Centres and within Primary Care in the Southern Parts of Sweden, a Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and in Private Practice in Los Angeles, California. I am well versed in bilingualism and multi-cultural identities and I am able to offer therapy in more than one language (Swedish & English).
My practice is based in Central London in High Holborn, just off Chancery Lane Station, within easy reach of Waterloo, West End and the City.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Humanistic-Existential Counsellor with extensive experience and training from England and Sweden. I completed my 6 years of post-graduate training at Roehampton University, London; Royal Holloway, University of London and London Metropolitan University.
I did my clinical training within a range of settings including the National Health Services (NHS) and Community-based Counselling Centres in London. During a brief two year visit to Sweden I continued to work clinically within primary care where I primarily used CBT to treat mild to moderate mental health conditions.
I am skilled in both Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Humanistic-Existential Counselling which enables me to work with a wide range of presenting problems and draw on both approaches when appropriate.
I abide by the codes of ethics and conduct from the following organisations: British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP), British Psychological Society (BPS).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Areas of Speciality: Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder (with and without agoraphobia), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, Health Anxiety, Depression, Dysphoria, Low Self-esteem, Confidence issues, Negative self-conception, Relocation, Process of transitioning, Fear of change, Ex-pat, Re-pat. Repatriation, Ex-patriation, Burn-out, Compassion-fatigue, Workplace stress, Stress, Supervision, Exam Stress, Procrastination,
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Are you at loss at what to do with a client? Are you finding it hard to formulate and building effective treatment plans that actually get used? Do you struggle from self-doubt as a therapist? Are you a newly qualified therapist wanting some extra support as you take the first few steps into private practice? Do you struggle with finding your niche? .