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I had not previously talked to a psychologist and had imagined it to be more ‘clinical’. But the sessions with Det Sunde Sind are far from that. I have always been met with great empathy, forthcomingness and honesty.
Det Sunde Sind has given me priceless tools to find my own peace and balance. I always leave the sessions with a lighter heart and a clearer mind. Det Sunde Sind has my best recommendations.
It is becoming more common to consult a psychologist in Copenhagen, and in Denmark in general. Particularly since 2003 there has been an increase in the number of people who accessing psychological help.
There are many reasons why people may access a psychologist, including, but not limited to, issues surrounding work, family relations, low self-worth, anxiety and depression. The Healthy Mind (Det sunde sind) at Østerbro represents psychologists who aim to provide clients with more meaningful, peaceful and joyous lives. This is achieved with the use of various therapeutic strategies and techniques including cognitive therapy, compassion-focused therapy (CFT), mindfulness, self-awareness, and improved self-care. Through therapy various techniques are developed to help individuals manage unpleasant feelings and address negative thought patterns.
The work of a psychologist
The title ‘psychologist’ is protected, only people with a bachelors and a master’s degree in psychology from an accredited university may use this title. Likewise, the use of the title ‘licensed psychologist’ requires a minimum of two years practical work experience after graduating from a master’s course.
A psychologist’s role is to help individuals process difficult emotions and negative thought patterns. The Healthy Mind (Det sunde sind) at Østerbro aims to provide clients with specific easy to use exercises and techniques which can improve wellbeing.
There are many reasons why an individual may contact a psychologist, psychologists can help individuals to address problems which are difficult to solve on their own. In some situations, it can be useful for an individual to talk to a psychologist about their thoughts as this allows them to feel supported through challenges in their life. Everybody experiences the feeling that life can be hard, sometimes talking to family members or friends can help, and in other situations it can be more beneficial to speak to a professional. A psychologist can provide techniques and psychological tools which can be used to address problems enabling better well-being. Psychologist Copenhagen.
How do you contact a psychologist?
There are multiple ways to contact a psychologist, you can get a reference from your doctor or you can contact a psychologist directly. If you are referred by your doctor in some cases economic support from the public sector may be available. Unfortunately, The Healthy Mind (Det sunde sind) does not have an agreement with the public health insurance, however, The healthy Mind (Det sunde sind) offers a short waiting time and a reduced price for the first twelve sessions if you have a reference from your doctor.
A psychologist in Copenhagen – a personal choice
It is a personal choice to talk to a psychologist and it is a choice only you can make, it may be difficult to access help if you are used to handling problems on your own. The reasons for accessing a psychologist vary from person to person but in most cases, individuals try to solve a problem for a long period of time by themselves or with family and friends without results. At this stage it can be helpful to talk to a professional with extensive knowledge and experience with what may be beneficial in solving your situation.
Why access a psychologist?
It can be difficult to determine whether talking to friends and family about how you are feeling is enough when you are feeling down, and this will depend on the situation. A potential problem of talking to friends whilst not being in a good position emotionally, is that it may place a burden on your friend and may place strain on friendships. Friendships are not only built on helping each other, but also on fun experiences, these experiences may be difficult to create if an individual solely talks about how they are feeling and their negative thoughts. Friendships also require creating space for both individuals, talking to a psychologist differs from talking to a friend as the psychologist’s focus is on your well-being and feelings. Additionally, a friend will be emotionally involved in your life, potentially biasing their perception of any problems and any advice they may give. A psychologist is an outsider with a sole interest of taking care of you and supporting you without personal involvement. As a psychologist is not emotionally involved, they will be able to perceive the situation more clearly then somebody who is emotionally involved which can make it easier to address any problems that exist. Furthermore, a friend is unlikely to have a psychological background consisting of evidence-based techniques and skills that can be used to approach problems, a psychologist does. Therefore, accessing a psychologist differs from talking with a friend as the psychologist utilises theoretical and experience-based knowledge.
The fear of opening your heart
Many people may feel that there is something wrong with them if they access a psychologist, this is not true, an individual is not necessarily ill if they attend a psychologist. On the contrary, it requires courage and strength to work with yourself on your problems, and in reality, most people could probably benefit from sessions with a psychologist.
It has become more ‘normal’ and socially acceptable in recent years for individuals to access therapy with a psychologist, however, some people may still find it difficult to access help. This can be due to a multitude of factors, including individuals being concerned about the opinions of others and worrying that asking for help may be a sign of weakness. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, rather seeking help is a sign of responsibility and strength as it involves facing situations that may have been avoided in the past. Accessing a psychologist can help people to become aware of and address any situations and feelings that may be causing any inner pain.
In the past few decades a great deal of research has explored what works in therapy, at The Healthy Mind (Det sunde sind) we use scientific research-based methods to enable individuals to gain a better sense of well-being as quickly as possible. This process requires trust between the psychologist and the client; in particular, trust that the psychologist will tailor therapy to the needs and limitations of the individual to ensure that the therapy is completed safely, whilst following the individual’s own cognitive realization process.
What is it like to attend a psychologist?
After their first visit to The Healthy Mind (Det sunde sind) clients usually say that it was comforting to gain tangible input and exercises. Many clients have experienced therapy sessions in the past consisting of mostly talk, at The Healthy Mind (Det sunde sind) therapy is made present and tangible, giving clients techniques and exercises that can be utilised in everyday life. It is important that therapy is a mutual exchange between two people instead of a psychologist just listening.
Should I consult a psychologist?
This is a question only you can answer. But if you are having negative thoughts, difficult feelings and constant worries and would like to have a professional to talk to and provide techniques to handle these concerns then you are always welcome to contact The Healthy Mind (Det sunde sind).
Phone +45 2987 6337
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