Hi. I’m Agnetha
My journey to become a therapist has been full of surprises. My natural curiosity and tendency to ponder over things first took me to study Art & Design to a degree level. I learned a lot about thinking of things from different perspectives, how to tolerate and even embrace getting lost between a brilliant idea and a rubbish one, and the value of authentic expression. Later on, I somehow ended up working in the corporate world for some years. This offered me great insight into level-headed decision-making and how important good communication can be.
My interest in the workings of the human mind was there all along. I started taking short courses in the basics of counselling skills as a hobby. On completing each course, it seemed like an obvious choice to enrol on the next one and here I am today.
Over the years I have worked as a therapist in a variety of settings, including the voluntary sector, specialist drug and alcohol service and a number of NHS Trusts across the country.
I am accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) which is the leading organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in the UK. I am also registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as an Integrative Counsellor. Both of these organisations have their own Code of Ethics and I abide by both.
I currently work as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist for the NHS.