He who knows others is wise, but he who knows himself is enlightened.
Lao Tzu

About Pernille

Areas I have worked with:

Individuals – Generalised

Please note that the list is not exhaustive and I may well be able to help even if you do not find yourself under one of these headings:

  • Anxiety, panic and stress
  • Depression, feeling sad
  • Trauma: situational, prolonged and developmental
  • Abuse: including bullying/ emotional, physical, sexual abuse
  • Relationship issues: abandonment, attachment, conflict, anger, isolation, affairs and betrayals
  • Feeling not able to cope, overwhelm, powerlessness
  • Feelings of emptiness, lack of sense of self, identity issues
  • Lack of purpose and meaning in life
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self harm
  • Lack of self esteem, insecurity, low self confidence, shyness, worthlessness
  • Anger / difficulty managing strong feelings
  • Lack of direction, existential issues, spiritual issues, alienation
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Climate/eco anxiety

Individuals – more specific issues

  • Separations and divorce
  • Family issues: parents, siblings, children and unsatisfactory relationships
  • Problematic friendships
  • Sexuality
  • Psycho-sexual problems
  • Fertility issues, miscarriage
  • Post natal depression/anxiety
  • Menopause, change in life stage
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Work: relationships, stress, career issues, redundancy
  • Disordered eating
  • Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Insomnia

Relevant qualifications and training:About Pernille page

Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (Humanistic Integrative)

Diploma in Couple Counselling from Relate Institute (Systemic, Psychodynamic and CBT)

Certificate  in Psychosexual Relations and further training in couple work from the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (Psychodynamic)

Certificate in Supervision from Centre for Supervision and Team Development (7 Eyed Model)

2 year Focusing Oriented Therapy training at the London Focusing Institute

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

Part 1 EMDR / Phase 1 Brainspotting (trauma training)

Further training in multimodal CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)

Certificate in Transpersonal Dreamwork

Graduate of the Hoffman Process

A multitude of short courses and workshops in the realm of psychotherapy and spirituality


I practice from a quiet and comfortable dedicated therapy room in my home in Balham (SW12)


I am a member the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy which has strict training and ethical requirements for its members.

Code of Ethics:

I adhere to the UKCP Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.


I maintain an up to date professional indemnity insurance with a reputable insurer at all times.

Previous Experience:

I have had a previous career as a solicitor in the banking sector in the City of London.