"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. "

- Angelou, (1970)

by Emely Östberg, MSc (Counsl. Psych.)

Do you feel like you are stuck in a vicious cycle, not being able to stop or control worrying? Almost as if you're anxious and on edge all the time? Are you finding yourself annoyed or irritable, a lot more than usual? Does it feels as if whatever you do, you keep ending up in the same place?

You are not alone in your suffering. Did you know that 1 in 4 - will at some point during their life suffer psychological ill health?  Most people seek therapy during a transition; like divorce, the end of a relationship or the beginning of a new one. Some find themselves needing therapy when they become a parent. Others seek it when they move house or change their jobs. For a few there is nothing in particular that brings them to therapy, other than the fact that they don't want to feel the way they feel any longer.

Psychological ill health tends to present itself differently for different people. Some find themselves:

  •  Ruminating about past events and feel unable to stop doing so
  • Struggling with uncontrollable worry about the future
  • Having intrusive thoughts about a specific event or thing
  • Battling to regulating anger 
  • Living with a harsh inner critic, creating a feeling of near constant shame 
  • Striving for unattainable perfectionism  
  • Severely procrastinating
  • Fearful of ill health 
  • Suffering from regular panic attacks triggered through public transport/lifts/supermarkets etc

At my clinic I meet people from all walks of life. My specialism is in anxiety disorders and adjustment issues. I also have further training in anger management and the treatment of chronic self-criticism. There is nothing shameful about seeking professional help. In fact, I have repeatedly observed it to be a very wise move. Through attending and engaging in psychological therapy individuals, just like you, create a space in their life to alleviate suffering.


Clinically I am trained as a specialist psychotherapist on mood and anxiety disorders. I use a humanistic-experiential approach as well as cognitive-behavioural therapy methods towards change. I am well informed about bilingualism and multi-cultural identities and I am able to offer therapy in both Swedish and English.

My practice is based in Central London on High Holborn, just off Chancery Lane Station, within easy reach of Waterloo, West End and the City.




I recommend booking a one-off initial assessment appointment which requires no further commitment. This allows you to experience what therapy might be like, to feel if it's a good fit and to give you space to ask any questions you might have. 

I look forward welcoming you,

Emely Ostberg, MSc (Counsl. Psych.)

Accred. Psychotherapist




For an hour on Tuesday evenings I have therapy. It's where I find my centre of gravity, ...sort of where I re-gain balance, you know? It's kind of the only place where I allow the whole of me to be heard. And held."

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Areas of Expertise 

Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD incl. complex)

Specific Phobias (such as fear of heights)

Major Depressive Disorder (incl. chronic)

Social Anxiety Disorder

Health Anxiety

Chronic Self-criticism





Adjustment issues