Torben Bergland graduated from Medical School at Copenhagen University in 2002. After internships in surgery, medicine and family medicine, he went into psychiatry, and is a trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Much of his career he worked at Modum Bad in Norway, a leading hospital in psychotherapy treatment and research, as both psychotherapist and departmental leader. He has primarily worked with patients with depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Since 2015 he has been the Health Ministries director of the Trans-European Division based in St Albans, England.