About Us

At CEKTOS we specialize in metacognitive therapy to treat mental disorders in children, adolescents and adults.
We conduct research to examine the effectiveness of treatment, we publish books, educate professionals and treat a ide range of clients with metacognitive therapy.

What we offer?

CEKTOS offers therapy (with or without GP referral). We offer individual counseling as well as Metacognitive Group Therapy Programmes.
If you are looking for help quickly, we recommend private or insurance paid individual counseling at one of our clinics in Copenhagen, Aarhus or Næstved. Alternatively, we also offer individual online sessions and online Metacognitive group courses in English. That way, you will be able to get counseling even if you are located in a different country and time zone. Hundreds of satisfied clients have benefitted from our popular Group Metacognitive Therapy Programmes, which in just six weeks provide clients with tools to alleviate symptoms of depression, PTSD, OCD and anxiety. 

Please check here for information about any upcoming Groups in English.

Individual or group sessions can be either ONLINE or by physical attendance at one of our clinics (København, Lyngby, Aarhus or Næstved).

For further information about group or individual sessions, please contact our Secretary, Tina Steenberg Moll by writing to


The particular Group Metacognitive Therapy process has been developed in collaboration with Professor Adrian Wells and the results are indeed promising. Several thousand people have participated in group sessions and research show that Group Metacognitive Therapy has proven even more effective than individual therapy.

Feel better – faster
Metacognitive Therapy is a new way of treating psychological problems. The therapy is a short-term treatment focussing on minimizing certain mental strategies which backfire resulting in symptoms such as anxiety , OCD, PTSD and depression. These strategies primarily consist of overthinking, rumination, threat monitoring and thought-avoidance.

A Metacognitive Treatment Programme will normally last between 5-8 sessions. During these individual sessions, you will regain thought control. Disorders such as stress, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression are all fuelled by particular styles of thinking. You will learn to relate to your thoughts in a different way, which will allow you to spend less time ruminating and worrying. Most people experience that this change improves their overall quality of life by enhancing the ability to focus on meaningful life experiences rather than on symptoms and negative thoughts.

Metacognitive Therapy is recommended, amongst others by the British national health service (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE) as the most effective treatment for generalised anxiety disorder and PTSD. Extensive research supports the recommendation by the British health service.

If you have any questions, please feel free to write to grupper@cektos.dk or call us on 2785 1692.

Since Metacognitive Therapy is becoming more and more prevalent, there are, unfortunately, several psychologists who provide the method without being adequately trained, supervised or certified.

Make sure that your metacognitive psychologist has graduated the 2-year masterclass from the MCT-Institute.
You can check the list of certified psychologists on the website of the MCT Institute Danish Branch.

All of the psychologists working at CEKTOS are either certified MCT-psychologists or in the process of qualifying as such.

You can check out the list of certified metacognitive psychologists in Denmark here!

Clinic Director Dr. Pia Callesen

Dr. Pia Callesen is one of Denmarks most educated metacognitive psychologists. She has more than 25 years experience as a therapist and has completed the official 2-year metacognitive certification training in Manchester at the MCT-Institute and the subsequent 1-year advanced level masterclass in Oxford by Professor Adrian Wells. At the end of 2016, she completed her PhD at Manchester University. The PhD contained a large randomised controlled trial with research into the effects of metacognitive therapy treatment for depression.
She has over the years received regular individual supervision and coaching from Professor Adrian Wells, the originator of MCT.

​Other resources:

Book in English

Dr Pia Callesen's first book "Live More Think Less" is out worldwide and is apart from English also translated into German, French and even Chinese as well as several other languages.

Article published on 28th August 2021

How to stop worrying: metacognitive therapy helps this writer learn to leave her anxious thoughts on the 'sushi conveyor belt'


The Metacognitive Way Through Overthinking with Pia Callesen

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That's what our customers say

"Super professional psychologists, they are very skilled and sweet! Have soon had 12 times, the majority with Michelle! She is super skilled and has challenged me and taught me to be human again!"

- Nikolaj Amtoft Pihlman

"It has been an enriching course in teaching me 40 years of bad habit of dealing with the worries. An eye opener for me to decide for myself which way thoughts and feelings should go ..."

- Merry Andresen

"I feel really good, better than I have had

it for many years! I thought it was great,

that so few treatments can give so much!

I use the tools you have given me daily. ”

- Tidligere klient​

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About the clinic​​

​As the first clinic in Denmark, we specialize in metacognitive therapy for the treatment of mental disorders and nervous conditions in children, adolescents and adults.


We treat a wide range of clients with, among other things, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, OCD and PTSD.​

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CEKTOS – København

​Borgergade 28, 4. sal

1300 København K - Hitta din väg

Tlf.: 55 73 48 49
E-mail: info@cektos.dk

CEKTOS – Aarhus

​Fredens Torv 8, 1. tv

8000 Aarhus C - Hitta din väg

Tlf.: 55 73 48 49
E-mail: info@cektos.dk

CEKTOS – Næstved

​Riddergade 7, 1. sal

4700 Næstved - Hitta din väg

Tlf.: 55 73 48 49
E-mail: info@cektos.dk