I am a Master of Theology, graduated from the Faculty of Theology at the Helsinki University. I am not a priest, but the degree I have qualifies me for ordination. I actually considered priesthood, but then I was swept away by my counseling work and by the intensity of my own processes. I realized at an early time that work within the church was not for me.
Still, it is clear to me that my studies in theology have been that corner stone on which I’ve built my philosophy and my career. In my work as a therapist, I’ve kept examining the spiritual aspects of life and what it means to be a spiritual creature. One of my greatest challenges has become to put words on the spiritual paradoxes, without resorting to repeating worn out religious phrases in a non-constructive or -creative way. The fact that I am a theologian, can perhaps be seen most clearly in this effort of mine.