About Matleena

About Matleena

Individual and couples counselling

I can offer you psychological assessments as well as short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy. As well as working with individual adults and coouples I also work with adolescents who are 16 and over.

Your sessions can be in English or Finnish.

Workshops and seminars

In addition to therapy I also offer workshops and seminars for companies and organisations. The workshops and seminars can be related to psychology in general, relationships and families as well as mental health and well-being.

I lead two Gottman Couples workshops. Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is for all couples looking to improve their relationship and Bringing Baby Home is for new parents to ease their transition into parenthood.

Education and experience

I hold an MA in Psychology from Jyväskylä University, Finland. I also have an MA in Counselling Psychology and Post-MA in Existential Counselling Psychology from City University, UK.

When working with couples I use the Gottman Method. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist. My training at The Gottman Institute in Seattle has provided me with the skills and tools to work with couples. I am also a Certified Bringing Baby Home Educator and a Gottman Seven Principles Program Leader.

In Finland I worked both as a Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist. I worked with children, adults and older adults, couples and families in kindergartens, schools and at health centres. In the UK I worked both in private practice and as a Specialist Counselling Psychologist for the National Health Service (NHS). I moved to Cyprus in 2006 where I worked in private practice and for an online counselling and coaching service provider. In 2011 I moved to Dubai where I have worked in private practice.

I have experience in supervising teachers, counsellors and psychologists.

I am a member of the Finnish Psychological Association and an Associate Fellow of  the British Psychological Society. In Finland I am licensed by the National Authority of Medicolegal Affairs in Finland. In Dubai I am licensed by the Community Development Authority (CDA). My CDA license number is CDA-PL-0001031.

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