Miscellaneous

TESTIMONIALS

“Diana’s patience made me comfortable to share my deepest emotions. She helped me understand and navigate them.”

Gary

“Med Diana, kunne jeg komme til kernen. Jeg kunne være mig selv – alt jeg er og jeg blev mødt. Med den frihed kom heling naturaligt ved at føle mig tryg i min egen hud. Dels er det også fra ikke at blive fremmedgjort. Hun lyttede og var aktivt med omsorg.”

Mary

“I was going through a tough time mentally, struggling with concerns and being truly honest with myself and with my family about my worries. Through my therapy sessions, I found her understanding and encouraging as she guided me through the sessions. And by God’s Grace I found relief talking and working out my worries.Thank you for the blessing in my time of need.”

Adjoa

Diana har hjulpet mig til at indse, at jeg ikke er mine følelser, men at jeg har mine følelser. Der er stor forskel på de to. Førhen kunne jeg nå derud, hvor jeg følte, at min verden faldt sammen om mig. Jeg kunne føle, at jeg ikke havde hovedet oven vande, men faldt ned i dybe, sorte huller, hvor jeg var bange for at være. Jeg er blevet hjulpet til at indøve teknikker, hvor jeg godt selv kan humørregulere og undgå at nå derud, hvor jeg ikke kan bunde. For følelser kommer og går; alene dén tanke kan man komme igennem meget med, tror jeg. Vigtigst af alt, er jeg blevet mindet om at have medlidenhed med mig selv. Verden er ikke sort/hvid. Og fortiden er ikke en romantiseret lomme, hvor alt det gode er blevet. Ovenstående fik jeg hjælp til at indse i løbet af det år, hvor jeg samtalede med Diana. Og det er samtaler, jeg har pakket ned og gemt forrest i min brystlomme, der er arret og derfor i heling.

Olivia

A little about me

My parents belonged to the post-colonial generation who were fortunate enough to receive higher education but also cast into the whirlwind of change from: colonial Africa to independence; traditional culture and laws to newly developing national constitutions and norms; and postcolonial peace to war and dictatorships in Uganda.

Growing up in this context of dramatic change shaped my parents both at a personal and national level. They are not free from the traumas of their forefathers and I, in turn, have been shaped by these time-defining events and forces. My schooling and formative years were spread between England, Kenya and Ivory Coast. I identify as both African and British, and now after living and raising my children in Denmark, I have also become quite Danish. Based in Copenhagen, my heart is rooted in several places. It is both a gift and a challenge.

As far back as I remember, I wanted to ease suffering and celebrate moments of joy. There are many ways to do this. My upbringing suggested a career in politics, business or medicine. I read pharmacology. However, during my second year, I bought a second-hand book on psychoanalysis for £1 in a Highgate antique shop which quickly led to a supplementary course in psychology at the London School of Economics (LSE). Suddenly a new path opened for me: a new language and way of relating, connecting and thinking about human existence, development and wellbeing. I wanted to understand the people in the world around me and also myself in the world. It is and will continue to be a lifelong work in progress. I am eternally grateful to have met wonderful people in my private life. I have been fortunate with some privileges, and humbled and wounded by other experiences. My own therapy, life experiences, long professional development, dedication and hard work have led me to where I am today, and I count myself fortunate to work as a psychologist.

Knowledge is a social endeavour and I am inspired by so many before me and around me. They are artists, thinkers, feelers, psychologists, philosophers, writers, poets, activists, friends, colleagues, various professionals, my previous managers at Næstved & Københavns Kommune and my long-time running supervisor.

Last, but not least, I admire the many clients whom I have been privileged to meet – to hear their stories and witness their courage as they faced their fears, their pain or the unknown in their search for change and new meaning in their lives.

“I’m not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us—I don’t mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side—then it’s easier to grow resilience…” Maya Angelou

“You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it.” Maya Angelou

Diana Kamure, cand. psych. aut. Tlf.: +45 3044 2485 : psykologkamure@protonmail.com