It's Complicated
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John Sandblom

Person-Centred Therapist

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Hej! I'm a Swedish therapist based in Berlin with Scottish training background. My humanistic approach draws on a deep valuing of your own unique growth process, promoting thriving through compassionate self-awareness
  • €90 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
640+ sessions on It's Complicated
3 years at It's Complicated
Available in-person
Available online
I'm available for new clients - get in touch to arrange for a brief introductory call (no charge)

About me

Growing up in Scandinavia I grappled, among many things, with a sensed cultural ambivalence on conformity vs social freedoms, and the felt suppression of the uniquely weird and eccentric. Slowly embracing my own outsider/sensitive characteristics (whether seen through gender/sexuality prisms, consciousness exploration, or subcultural leanings) I clarified my sense of professional devotion through my years studying and practicing psychology and later psychotherapy during my near decade in Scotland - I simply yearned to support people in encountering and welcoming their authentic self/selves! Ready for the next chapter, I moved to Berlin to reconnect with family, creative contexts and expand my passion for the therapeutic profession. I have since completed training in psychedelic integration therapy, and currently co-facilitate psychedelic integration workshops alongside my private practice. These structures and processes seem increasingly important to me, as more people seek alternative routes to the traditional western model of healthcare

My deep curiosity in people includes the unique ways in which we move and experience ourselves in relation to others, and how we draw meaning from and shape what life throws our way. Many of the answers to our implicit or explicit questions seem available if we're just allowed to take the time to get in contact with the nuances in our feelings and sensations, and receive support in their symbolisation. Simple, and yet so difficult, and as cliché as it sounds I really believe that self-connection is all about the process, a journey, for which therapy can be very valuable, if not life-changing

Other interests that all somehow mingle with my therapeutic self include club culture, yoga, sound and visual art, spirituality and methods of altering our subjective states, sexuality and relationship dynamics, political philosophy and participatory culture

My approach

My impression is that people have a powerful inner sense of direction and source of nurture, and that this resource often becomes a bit suppressed by our interpretations from difficult experiences in our past and present relationships. My sense of 'living well' includes being able to stay in close and accepting contact with what our whole body is quietly (or loudly) trying to tell us, without adding pressure to this sensitive system. Exploring and integrating this inner depth can be an effective way to find a stronger sense of connection, meaning and agency in our daily experiencing, with room for a wide range of emotions and nuance

My approach is to stay close to the moment-to-moment experience - 'tracking' your process, both in order to understand your particular world and also to promote self-awareness by offering non-judgmental reflections. I see myself as an intrinsic part of the therapeutic relationship, and strive to communicate any hunches, intuitions and sensations that appear to me as relevant for you to hear. As a therapist valuing relational congruence I stay humble to my limitations in knowing what's ultimately right for you, and yet I feel fully committed in the potential to co-create a unique and trusting environment for you to develop a richer and more self-fulfilled way of being. I'll encourage you to set the direction and pace of our work - my agenda is first and foremost to meet you exactly where you are and offer genuine acceptance along empathic curiosity

I currently work both in-person at Practice Mittelweg 50 in Neukölln, Berlin, and online with clients resided within Europe. Feel welcome to get in touch if you’re interested in ‘working’ together!

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
2021-2022 | Certificate Training in Psychedelic Integration, MIND Foundation, Berlin Germany 2018-2021 | Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling (first class), University of Aberdeen, UK 2013-2017 | BSc (Honours) Psychology, University of Glasgow, UK
Experience
2021-Ongoing | Private practice, Berlin 2019-2021 | Psychotherapy placement at CRISIS, Erskine, UK 2019 | Bereavement Support at Cruse Scotland, Glasgow, UK
Languages
English
Norwegian
Swedish
Insurances
Private Pay
  • €90 / session
Based inBerlin
Last active
640+ sessions on It's Complicated
3 years at It's Complicated
Available in-person
Available online
I'm available for new clients - get in touch to arrange for a brief introductory call (no charge)
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