Hello and welcome!

My name is Jakob and I work with behaviour change.

This means that our work together focuses on what you can do to create positive change in your life.

I am interested in learning what you are passionate about, and what you experience can sometimes block you from living the life you want. I would like to learn more about how you have dealt with these challenges, what you have done to overcome them, and how this has been working for you.

My goal is for us to develop strategies and techniques that work better for you so that you can begin to live the life you want.

I walk on two educational legs in the form of Anthropology (Master of Arts at Aarhus University in 2008) and Counselling Psychology (Master of Arts at Yorkville University in Canada in 2020). My relatively recent combination of anthropology and psychology has provided me with a theoretical “home” in the most current postmodern approaches to mental health, first and foremost Narrative therapy.

Narrative therapy stands out as a profoundly respectful, non-blaming approach to therapy in that it views people as experts in their own lives. The narrative therapist views problems as separate from people and assumes that people have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, commitments and abilities that can assist them in reducing the influence of problems in their lives.

This is how I will meet you.

We can also find inspiration in the most recent so-called "third wave" of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, e.g. Metacognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). A central goal in these approaches is the development of closer contact with the present moment in combination with value-driven action.

The story of my own life involves 23 years of marriage. My wife and I have three children aged 19, 16 and 11 years. We have lived on the African continent for 12 years. 

As an anthropologist in Uganda, Zambia, and Tanzania, I was tasked with trying to understand the complex universes that each and every culture constitutes. As a therapist, I am tasked with trying to understand the complex worlds of each and every of my clients. 

There exists only one version of you and your life.

In my spare time, I play soccer. Walking and nature experiences in general have begun to occupy more of my time after covid-19. I watch a lot of movies and series, and I have had the chance to co-direct documentaries myself.

In addition to my work with individual therapy, I am employed at a shelter for domestically abused women.

I am very flexible in terms of appointments. I am available from Monday to Friday at Psykologcenter’s office in Østergade 13, 2 (Strøget), and we can also meet online.

For more information: www.psykologcenter1100.dk

Jakob has helped me through one of the most difficult periods in my life marked by deep depression and stress and guided me to a point where my mood and self-confidence are constantly improving day by day. I feel that I have been helped not only to process the symptoms, but also that the very cause has been treated. (Michael, 32)

Jakob is an extremely committed therapist. He is solution-oriented and good at illuminating blind spots. He basically helped me understand who I really am. (Victoria, 28)