Alis Yurddas - Psychotherapist and Counsellor, MA, MBACP (Accred.)
07824 773 134
I can help you with your depression, anxiety, relationship problems. I provide help and support for a whole range of issues in a warm and confidential setting. I bring to my work a warm acceptance and my ability to relate to people from differing backgrounds alongside my theoretical knowledge.
Most of us face emotional distress or psychosomatic problems, situational dilemmas, crises, losses in our lives. Sometimes we feel that we are not fully using our resources and we aspire to realise our potential. The goal of therapy is to facilitate the person’s own resourcefulness, insight and problem solving capacities, to explore feelings and thoughts and to reach a deeper understanding and insight of oneself and the relationships with others in order to get though the difficult times and improve the quality of life.
Through talking therapy I can help you to understand and come to terms with your uncomfortable feelings. I’m not promising you instant happiness but if you are willing to talk about your problems, try and work out where they came from and how to feel differently, then I can help you. Perhaps you are having relationship problems or going through big changes in your life like the loss of a loved one or a job that have a big impact on you personally and you need help to cope with. Or there may be something inside you that you have lived with for some time and that gets in the way and prevents you from leading a fuller and happier life.
I can help by encouraging and supporting you to face whatever it is that is making you low or restricting you. Together we may explore your personal feelings and experiences. It may be painful and upsetting to talk about certain things but you will be able to express your feelings safe in the knowledge that everything you say will be treated sensitively and completely confidentially.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have a Master’s Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University. Roehampton University is reputed to have one of the best psychotherapy training programmes in the UK.
I also hold a first degree in Psychology and Master’s Degrees in both Communication and Cultural Studies. Previously I held senior positions in International marketing and advertising companies. This makes me aware of the difficulties and struggles of these environments and all the consequent stress, anxiety and at times, loss of direction.
I also work for the NHS in the borough of Hounslow on a part-time basis. This helps to enrich my experience of working with clients from all walks of life.
My overall life experience and clinical experience (working with clients) has equipped me to deal with a wide range of life problems that including:
- relationship problems
- eating problems
- work problems
- existential problems
- problems relating to your earlier experiences and childhood and all kinds of emotional stress.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
I offer you a welcoming, warm, comfortable, private and confidential place to explore your issues and to be able to express your inner world.
We have an initial session where we meet. Since the relationship between you and your therapist is the core of the work, you have an opportunity to decide whether you want to work with me or not.
The sessions last approx. 50 minutes.
My fees are:
£60 per session for individuals
£80 for couples
A limited number of concessions are available on daytime sessions, please feel free to ask.
I provide therapy in both English and Turkish.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am in full time practice which means that my availability is flexible. I have early morning, daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|