In English

Amante Ltd. is a family company founded and run by life companions Tuula Ripatti and Aaro Ratilainen. We offer services related to gestalt psychotherapy and couples counselling, work coaching, well-being at work and expertise in foster care.

Amante is Italian and means ”lover” or ”loving”. Our commitment at Amante is to enable you to lead a loving life, with improved skills of contact, awareness and responsibility for your personal and occupational well-being.


Amante services in English are offered by Tuula Ripatti, who, having herself lived abroad and worked for international organizations (UN, NGO and private sector) has an understanding for the expatriate experience, multicultural working environment and relationships. Tuula is a clinical gestalt psychotherapist trained at the Gestalt Institute of Scandinavia and registered with the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira). She is also a certified action methods director and has studied creative methods such as drama and expressive arts therapy, and holds a Master’s degree in social sciences. Tuula’s further education in the field of therapy includes, e.g., basic and further studies in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), body oriented psychotherapy, and Photo Therapy.

Our services in English include

  • Individual and couples therapy
  • Work coaching for individuals and teams
  • Well-being at work related events
  • Other tailor-made inspirational training events.

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