Using Skype for helping Expats as a Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Being a Finn and marrying a foreigner, a Dane, I have experienced expat life first hand for almost thirty years.  I live in Finland, Denmark and Turkey – for work, love and fun.

I am a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and organizational consultant, fluent in Finnish, English, Danish and Swedish. I have worked in many European countries, Australia and China. Currently I also specialize in working with individual clients internationally using Skype.

Skype Psychotherapy

In response to my Facebook advertisement, Skype Therapy For Expats, I am often asked, “Are expats more healthy and more balanced than others – or the opposite?”

It is a difficult question. We live in a mobile world, situations differ: some people move from something and some leave for something, some perhaps both. We are all vulnerable, and also strong, which leads me to think:

Who can succeed and live happily as an expat:

  • One who knows who he/she is
  • Dares to take risks and tolerates uncertainty
  • Is curious, willing to learn, face reality and integrate
  • Keeps contact with loved ones: in the beginning with those who they left behind but later also includes new acquaintances and friends

In a nutshell: strong sense of identity, willingness to change and eagerness to learn!

Who is searching for my help?

Often people who are self-aware and have the courage to be open enough to talk with a professional person, a neutral outsider, who might have a different perspective to offer, when they are dealing with difficult life issues.

Who should not be treated in Skype? For example, a person suffering from a serious mental illness needing constant,  face-to-face medical and psychological treatment.

When do people contact me?

When dealing with all sorts of changes in life, whether the  changes come from expat life, leaving their country and network – or just going through a normal life crisis such as starting or ending a relationship, a new work situation, stress, bullying, co-dependency/independence, depression, sorrow etc.  Things that affect most people at different points in their lives.

What do I believe in?

Life is a risky, sometimes painful, sometimes wonderful adventure. My purpose is to help people search for and keep the joy of life, where ever they are.

Pirkko Hurme

Skype ID: pirkkohurme

New York – Jan 31 2017

Join EuroCircle and Jetzy – The Latest Travel Lifestyle Brand for our Pre-Fashion Week Party

Come out for a fun night out as we celebrate fashion week early at this downtown hotspot. No Cover when you say EuroCircle at the door.

Great drink specials!

DJ Ramo will be spinning great tunes for us all night long so bring your dancing shoes and get ready for a fun evening out!

Dress Code: Fashionable

Featured Hosts:

Tanya Angelova, Bulgaria
DJ Ramo, Turkey
Shama Zehra, Jetzy

Jetzy is a global social network of people who have a passion for travel and active/social lifestyle. On Jetzy app you can connect with people real time by location and interests (foodies can connect with foodies, hikers with hikers, golfers with golfers, etc). Check out Jetzy here

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Alexandra and the EuroCircle New York Team

Los Angeles – Jan 26 2017

NOTE: This event is NOT organized by EuroCircle. However, we would love our members to take advantage of cultural European events like this as a group. Just planning how do you find each other there. Eila is planning to be there. You need to get your ticket via eventbrite (below) but to find each other please RSVP also at


Join The French at Bergamot Station for a 7-hour marathon of debates, live performances, readings, art installations, screenings and music.
Featuring leading thinkers and artists from around the world, this thought-provoking platform will explore the notion of UTOPIA(S), past, present and future from across the fields of knowledge. There will be food, drinks & music! (dance, music, film screenings…).

This event will take place in 40 cities simultaneously around the theme “A World in Common”. Be part of the movement!


Achille Mbembe, Philosophie & sciences politiques, Camerounais
Yuval Sharon, Musique et opéra, Américain
Laure Murat, Histoire, Française
Bruce Bégout, Philosophie, Français
Christopher Hawtorne, Architecture, Américain
Henry Jenkins, Nouveaux médias, Américain
Andrew Berardini, Arts visuels (critique), Américain
Kenneth Reinhard, Littérature, Américain
Michaël Roukes, Physique et nanosciences, Américain
Sandra Laugier, Philosophie, Française
Céline Spector, Philosophie politique, Française

The event will take place in a key institution of the city: Bergamot Station, a consortium of 32 art galleries which will allow audiences to freely move between the debate sessions and the artistic performances. The event will bring together French and American thinkers from universities, research institutions and civil society, showing the impressive intellectual dynamism of the city as well as the depth of the Franco-American dialogue in Southern Calif

Join Institut Français at Bergamot Station Arts Center for a 7-hour marathon of debates, live performances, readings, art installations, screenings and music.

This event is coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français and will take place in 40 cities simultaneously around the theme “A World in Common”. Be part of the movement!

The Night of Ideas
by Cultural Services of the Consulate of France in Los Angeles


Austin – Jan 11 2017

Photos snapped by Esther Angelou

The very first event took place on January 11 1999 in NYC, you can check the event photos NEW YORK event page from the City Hall restaurant.

If you are not a member yet, you can REGISTER very quickly and easily if you are logged in at Facebook or Twitter…just go to register and follow the simple steps HERE  

PLEASE login to read all details!!
Once you are registered don’t forget to check out the event details and sign up if you plan to come.

Check out some photos HERE from this stunning new space in Austin.
Kelon Bryant, who was Justine’s Brasserie’s head bartender, and worked at the Continental Club before that planned their cocktail menu. The bar food, like fish and chips, burgers with duck fat fries, Scottish eggs, and more, will be prepared with executive chef Jim Tripi’s team.
Co-owners John Scott and Eddy Patterson purchased the actual bar in NYC from the shuttered drinking spot back in 2006. The bar had been sitting in storage until last year.

Austin Cronicle story about Eberly

Philadelphia – Jan 17 2017

It’s our birthday, and we are turning 18!

Founded in 1999, Eurocircle grew out of a tiny NYC apartment by word of mouth, into a large network for Europeans and Europhiles.
We would love to celebrate with you.
Join us at our favorite gathering spot, The Pyramid Club, as we gather to celebrate 18 years of friendship, travel and adventures.
Your fee covers Light Hors’Doeuvres & admission. EuroCircle members get drink specials (discounted prices)

Ask the bartender for our signature cocktail: The Eurotini

Location: Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 53rd Floor.
Dress Code: Cocktail, festive


Kristi D. Price: Philly’d premier dating coach and elite matchmaker
Sherry Kumar


New York – Jan 27 2017

EuroCircle is excited to be a sponsor of Dressed to Kilt – a Scottish Ball in a Scottish Castle kicking off New York Fashion Week. This is a ticketed event benefiting the Navy Seal Foundation

Like the legend of Brigadoon, the event arises from the magical mist of Manhattan for one very special night every several years
Join us for the romance, designs, music

Cocktails 7-8pm
Dancing & Fashion Show 8pm till the wee hours

Dress Code:

Formal Highland Dress, Black Tie/Ball Attire

Proceeds benefit the Navy Seal Foundation – The Navy SEAL Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families

Atlanta – Jan 11 2017

Greetings everyone:

2017 is upon us so let’s celebrate the new year in style next Wednesday, January 11th at WHISKEY MISTRESS in Buckhead.
We’ve had a couple of get-togethers there in the past and they have graciously offered to once again host our event next week.
$5 valet parking on site along with complimentary appetizers and drink specials served as well as live music starting around 9:30pm so please get the word out and invite all your international & like-minded friends to join us.. We look forward to seeing you next week!!!

Atlanta Eurocircle

Note: the very first EuroCircle event took place on January 11 1999 in NYC. This fabulous venue is a great place for Europeans to celebrate
EuroCircle’s Anniversary.