Vuoksi ja luode  Counselling - Juha Lahti

My word is by half yours (Bakhtin)

About clinical supervision or worklife counselling, as I prefer to call it

Clinical supervision was originally developed to enable nurses and other medicare professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills with the help of a trained clinical supervisor at their workplace.  That explains the term. However, modern complex work life at any expert level challenges persons and teams today in various ways, not only medicare professionals. Worklife counselling has been proven to be highly beneficial for managers, employees or teams to reflect on work related issues facilitated by a trained clinical supervisor, i.e.  counsellor.  Outcomes of ( worklife ) counselling can include improved worklife-balance, enhanced success at work and in teams, increased well-being, and enabling you to find greater insight in your work-related decision-making processes to name a few.

My approach lies in the dialogical, narrative and strengt-based orientation.  

Within my areas of expertise I offer...


For individuals and teams, also via Skype or other online media, after the initial meeting. So, you don't need to live in Central-Finland or in the Jyväskylä area.

I offer supervision in Finnish, English and German. It is totally fine with me when clients have Swedish or Dutch as their native tongue. In that case, however, I prefer to respond in English.

Client's feedback:

"Juha is an empathetic and neutral counsellor. He understands the needs of our diverse, international team and has given us the tools to work together more effectively. The counselling sessions have helped us to build confidence and trust in ourselves and in our teammates.

 - You've really had a huge impact on us and our team!"

Project manager/Jyväskylä

CROSS-CULTURAL COUNSELLING AND COACHING (face-to-face or via web; also overseas) 

The dialogic approach has been proven profitable also when people are dealing with more personal issues of changing cultural environment or dealing with intercultural issues in their lives in general.

Topics like:

  • Settling in overseas
  • Returning to Finland after years living overseas
  • Intercultural dimensions in relationships,  with your children or grand parents and transnational relatives

are within my area of expertise


For personel dealing with intercultural - multicultural-related isues

Dialogic Small Group Pedagogy in adult education

Clinical supervision - 'counselling in  worklife context' can be understood as an approach...

where two persons or a group are looking for alternative angles to understand their work and to relate to it, facilitated by a qualified supervisor in a counselling relationship.

  • It promotes well being
  • The specifics of a supervision process - purpose, duration etc. -  are always negotiated on a case by case basis
  • The sessions and discussions are strictly confidential.

The easiest way to get in touch with me is by filling the contact form, which can be found in the Finnish language section of my web pages. 

Please, just click the link above.