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.
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 days.
# EMDR: Complex Trauma. EMDR Institute. Roger Solomon (Iceland). 2018, 1 day.
# EMDR trauma therapy: 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.
# 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.Í 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.