a Psychotherapist, a holder of the European Certificate of Psychotherapy, ECP and a member of the European Association for Psychotherapy, EAP. I offer psychotherapy for adults from an Integrative Humanistic perspective with emphasis on Emotion Focused Therapy, an evidence based approach to psychotherapy and Internal Family System Therapy (working with inner parts). I have completed an English 4 years MSc level training as an Integrative Psychotherapist. I have my self gone through extensive psychotherapy and attend regular supervision, both are an important part of quality control and personal and professional development of therapists.
Employment within psychotherapy
I have practiced privately since 2012, at Psychology Practice Þórunnartúni 6 Reykjavík. I volunteered for Drekaslóð in 2013-2015, a centre for survivors of violence and supervised staff at Landspitali University hospital in 2016. I support international delegates of the Icelandic Red Cross.
Psychotherapy training – Integrative
My program was post graduate on MSc level and consisted of a theoretical part, my personal weekly psychotherapy (160+ hours), clinical practice work (450+ hours), and supervision (150+ hours). It was an English program run by The European Center for Psychotherapeutic Studies (EUROCPS) (Ken Evans and Joanna Hewitt-Evans) with a study center in Jersey. The training is certified by ECP and grants membership to UKCP, UK’s leading professional body for training and accreditation of psychotherapists and to the main European professional association, EAP, a founding member of the World Council for Psychotherapy, WCP. In my training there was a focus on working with relational trauma such as neglect, abuse and unmet attachment needs rooted in childhood, self-awareness, emotions, dialogue, the therapeutic relationship and therapist´s self-development.
Further training in Psychotherapy
# Emotion Focused Therapy (1, 2). Jeanne Watson, Robert Elliot (Holland). 2015 and 2016, 10 days.
# Enhancing Emphatic Attunement. Jeanne Watson (Holland). 2015, 3 days.
# Emotion Focused Therapy for Complex Trauma. Antonio Pascual-Leone (Holland). 2016, 2 days.
# Therapeutic Presence; a Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy. Shari Geller (Holland), 2018, 2 days.
# Emotion Focused Therapy for couples (EFT Externship). Scott Woolley (England). 2017, 4 days.
# Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples. Þórdís Rúnarsdóttir (Iceland). 2015, 1,5 d.
# EMDR: Complex Trauma. EMDR Institute. Roger Solomon (Iceland). 2018, 1 day.
# EMDR: Complex trauma: working with parts. Gyða Eyjólfsdóttir, Margrét Blöndal (Iceland). 2016, 1 day.
# Somatic Trauma Therapy: (1, 2, 3). Babette Rothschild (Ireland). 2014 and 2015, 12 days.
# Clinical Hypnosis: Iceland School of Hypnosis: Jón Víðir Jakobsson and Arnþór Arnþórsson (Iceland). 2018, 10 days level 1.
# Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults with anxiety. Gunnhildur
Sveinsdóttir, Sigurbjörg J. Ludvigsdóttir (Iceland). 2016, 1 day.
# Drug-free treatment of insomnia (CBT). Erla Björnsdóttir (Iceland). 2018, 1/2 day.
Other Professional Activity
# Conference, presentation: “Integrative Health Care”, What is Integrative Psychotherapy? Reykjavík 2018.
# Conference, participation: Trauma Summit18. Ireland, 2018 2 day
Record other than Psychotherapy
I am a nurse RN BSc (1985) MSc (2004). I have worked at Landspitali, University hospital Reykjavik as a Clinical Nurse, deputy Nurse Manager and a Trainer in the Surgical division. I have worked as a Project Manager in Human Resources and Academic and Training Divisions with a particular focus on new recruits, foreign employees and culturally competent care. I have been a Lecturer and BSc/MSc Supervisor at the University of Iceland, Akureyri University Iceland and a Tutor in MSc studies at the Royal College of Nursing London. I have worked with the International Red Cross Movement (ICRC / Icelandic Red Cross) in grassroot, clinical and management roles in 9 countries in war and natural disaster zones in Africa, Asia and Europe and worked and studied in several other countries as well.
MSc (Nursing) Dissertation: Phenomenological study. Reviewed article: Phenomenology study and interview.