Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology

Peter Macfarlane

I am dedicated to offering high quality psychological services to the expat community here in Copenhagen, and am very proud of our teams of outstanding therapists and psychologists that make up the MacFarlane Psychology Group. 

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EDUCATION

I received my Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in psychology from the University of Michigan, where I also had a 10 year career in research. I received my Masters (M.S.) and Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology from Ohio University.

I completed my internship at The Ohio State University, and am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) as well as a member of the Danish Psychotherapy Association (DPF).

EXPERIENCE

I’ve spent well over 25 years in the states, and speak English fluently (to be honest, it’s a bit better than my Danish). Being a native of both the US and Denmark and having been an expat most of my life, gives me a personal perspective on being an expat/international, and living abroad.

Besides the expat focus, I have many years of experience in the assessment and psychotherapy treatment of most psychological concerns.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THERAPY?

I approach psychotherapy in different ways depending on the client’s/patient’s needs. In general, my role is often one of organizing and exploring, sometimes educating and sometimes challenging, but always supportive.

Your therapy should be a time for the development of new ideas, deepening your self-knowledge, and emotional exploration. Such growth commonly best takes place in a supportive and open environment.

DURATION AND SCHEDULING

Sometimes therapy lasts a few sessions, and sometimes therapy can be a much longer and deeper process. Many problems can be addressed satisfactorily in 10-20 sessions, yet some clients opt to stay in therapy longer to address more complicated concerns, or because they see a value in self-exploration and development.

HOW OFTEN DO WE MEET?

Depending on your concerns, we will likely meet between once a week to once a month, often becoming less frequent as you make progress.

When you are ready, I will urge you to take an active role in deciding how therapy should progress. Therapy is best when it is a collaborative process.

SCIENCE INFORMING TREATMENT

I believe strongly that, for psychological treatment to be as effective as possible, the psychologist must be grounded in theory and research. The science of psychology and psychological treatment is growing up very fast, and there are new approaches and treatment modalities being developed all the time.

The science is informing us of things that work, and things that don’t work. We must, as individual psychologists, stay abreast of the growing body of research, so that we can offer relief as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

My clinical work is informed by several theoretical approaches, mostly within the humanistic and cognitive orientations. I am Client Centered (CCT) and Emotion Focused (EFT) and I utilize specific treatment methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).These methods of treatment are well researched and have proven themselves effective in the treatment of a broad array of behavioral and emotional difficulties.

I look forward to working with you.

See my list of publications for more information about my research and educational background.

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OUR THERAPISTS

We are a group of experienced psychologists and therapists providing one-on-one talk therapy and assessments in native-level English, Spanish and German. You can either pick a clinician from below, or let us help you find just the right psychologist for you.

Theresa Dahm,
Clinical Psychologist
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 10 years experience in the National Health Service in the UK.
Daniela Medina,
M.A.
Psychologist offering psychotherapeutic treatment, in both English and Spanish.
Larissa Köhler,
M.Sc.
Sex related issues, couple therapy, anxiety disorders and PTSD. I’m offering therapy in English and German.
Julia Patti,
M.SC., MAS.
Julia is an authorized psychologist in Denmark. Julia sees adults and children in therapy, and further does child assessments.
Anastasia Tesler-Larsen,
M.Sc.
Systemic therapy for individuals and couples. I work with most topics, including neurodiversity, LGBTQI+ and polyamory. You can choose between therapy in English, German, or Russian.
Anna Bonato,
Registered Psychotherapist
I am a registered psychotherapist with experience providing therapy and assessments to children, young adults, and adults in a variety of settings.
Ailish Oliver,
M.SC.
I offer psychotherapy services in English to individuals (adolescents +16 and adults). My therapeutic style as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist is compassion focused.
Marco Schaber,
M.Sc.
I am a therapist working with expats and the LGBTQ+ community in both English and German. My aim is to empower you by focusing on your strengths and on uncovering solutions to deal with your struggles.
Babette Goldbach,
M.Sc.
I am a psychologist, with a specialisation in cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy, offering support to clients of all ages in both German and English.
Mahum Mahmood,
M.SC.
As a qualified licensed psychologist, I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective support to individuals of all ages.
Lark Peart – Online therapist,
Clinical Psychologist
I strive to work collaboratively, honestly, and warmly with each client.
Lou James,
MA, MSc., PGDip
English speaking Family Therapist. I offer services in English, to families, parents, couples, individuals, and children.
Carina Winther Jørgensen,
M.SC.
I am a Danish psychologist providing therapy in Danish, English and French for adults individually and couples. I have 10 years of experience working as a therapist.
Lene Bisgaard,
M.S.
Couple therapy, stress, acceptance and commitment, mindfulness and coaching.
Martha Bruss,
M.SC.
I am a licensed psychologist with a specialization in Psychodynamic Therapy. I offer psychotherapy in German and English.
Beverley Lim Høeg,
M.Sc., PhD
Stress/burn-out, grief and loss, illness-related issues, anxiety and depression.
Hanne-Berit Hahnemann,
M.A.
Couple therapy, anxiety, abuse, personality disorders, depression and stress.
Pilar Madueño,
M.S. Psychologist
I am a Spanish psychologist offering treatment in both English and Spanish. I currently work with children, adults and families.
Peter Macfarlane,
Ph.D.
Clinic manager, diagnosis, client-centered therapy and emotion-focused therapy.
Ulla Grunnet,
PH.D.
I hold a Doctorate degree in clinical psychology, offering treatment in English, Danish, and French.