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I'm Malin, born and bred in Sweden and recently relocated to Oslo, Norway. The last two decades I've been based in England, Australia and Hong Kong.


While working in Human Resources I witnessed how intense and prolonged job pressures can negatively impact people. In fact, I was very close to burnout myself on more than one occasion. These experiences combined with my lifelong enthusiasm for psychology, made me passionate to assist improving individuals mental health.


Leva Counselling is as a safe space where you can explore and overcome life issues, in a non-judgmental and confidential setting. Leva means to live (in my native Swedish language). It refers to the simple concept of how regaining balance in your mind, can make you feel more confident, content and in control of your life.​


When not working you can normally find me exploring the Norwegian countryside together with my family, friends and rescue dog Luna.

Counselling Approach

You are unique and have your own specific experiences and challenges. I use a tailor-made approach including different types of evidence-based therapies such as; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Techniques. These can assist in providing insights, tools and strategies to improve your wellbeing and live more in line with your core values.


I specialise working with individuals who are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing stress and anxiety whatever the source might be (relocation/parent/work/academic pressure/social/low self-esteem).


Master in Counselling, Monash University , Australia

MSc, University College London (UCL), UK

BSc Psychology, Stockholm University , Sweden

Affiliations: Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling Professionals (BACP) Member of the Norwegian Cognitive Therapy Association, Norsk Forening for Kognitiv Terapi (NFKT)

Member of Norsk Forening for Integrative og Komplementære Terapeuter (NIK)

Full member of The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association

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