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Sara. Therapy in Barcelona Collaborator. In Her Own Words..

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I aim to help my clients on a journey towards self-acceptance and total connection with themselves.

To begin working with me, fill in the intake form.

Hi there

I’m Sara, a licensed clinical psychologist in Finland.

I came to Barcelona following my inner self-knowing that it was the right place for me, even though moving here required much practical and emotional work.

Sara
Finnish, Swedish and English

Adults

MA Psychology Åbo Akademi University, BA Psychology Uppsala University, BA Development Studies University of Helsinki

What does working with me feel like?

I welcome you just as you are. Judgements tend to be unhelpful so I keep my mind open and embrace your differences.

I give you plenty of space to express yourself. So you can relax into the moment.

I also participate actively in the conversation. I’m not an um-hum therapist.

I take my job as a therapist very seriously. But that doesn’t mean that therapy will always be a terribly serious affair. It can be deep, it can be difficult, and sometimes it can be very joyous and a lot of fun!

I tailor the approach to each client. We will use the one that works the best for you.

We work on finding tools for you. To empower you and render therapy unnecessary.

I use evidence-based, effective frameworks. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I can help you with...

Difficulties that we can work on together include (but are not limited to):

Anxiety  |  Worry  |  Rumination  |  Depression  |  Relationship issues  |  Challenges in dating  |  Healthy boundaries  |  The difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour and communication

Difficult expat experiences  |  Sleeping problems  |  Loneliness  |  Obsessive thoughts or behaviours  | Perfectionism  | Procrastination

Artistic identity and performance  |  Study skills  |  Life skills  |  Choosing a direction in life  |  Body image  |  Loss and grief  |  Death

Difficulties relating to gender, sexuality or racism   |  Life crises  |  Dealing with difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours in general

I was searching for a job that could have a direct impact on making a positive difference in the world. 

I chose psychology and truly loved it from the beginning. 

To have the opportunity to witness my clients’ arrival at a sense of total connectivity, self-acceptance and of being wonderful as they are, is a privilege. 

So, why did I study psychology?

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details about me

Sauna + sea + cold beer. This combination is my go-to form of relaxation (as with any Finish person).

I believe in adding clarity and kindness to any situation. It tends to be a sensible thing to do.

I practice working meditation. I try to let life work through me (instead of efforting), while I relax on the proverbial back seat. 

Let me share a tool to create clarity in times of uncertainty

In my clients own words... therapy with me

Sara speaks perfect English, something that is very important for me, who feels super excluded from social life here, for not speaking Spanish. It was vital that she fully understands me. She's patient, and a very good listener, and is able to offer new insights on my problems as well as methods to change my outlook on life.

Approachable and easy sessions and the availability of therapists working in different languages is helpful for foreigners living in Barcelona.

Working with Sara has been amazing. She understands me and her methods are suprisingly good and fitting my personality.

Given the present and novelty circumstances we are all experiencing, a global pandemic, my mood and well-being have been harder to control, be aware of and track. Regardless of me currently feeling average, I am aware that without Sara's support I would be feeling a lot more lost.

Prepared? Do you want help finding harmony and fulfilment in your life?

The Intake Coordinator will contact you within 48 hours.

I believe that in every situation, we need to work through any blockages to the experience of loving awareness.