Ayhan Alman de la Osa - Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
As a qualified Gestalt psychotherapeutic counsellor my aim is to create a safe and accepting space through open dialogue. I work with creativity, experimentation and body process to support your awareness and take back ownership of your life. Change happens once we embrace how we are.
Talking to a counsellor can help you to feel better about yourself, improve your mental health, as well as support you to heal from difficult life experiences like post traumatic stress (PTSD) and trauma.
PTSD & Trauma
Whether you deal with relationship breakups, grief & loss or other traumatic experiences caused by difficult life events resulting in PTSD, counselling can help you heal from adversity by deeper understanding your experiences.
Depression & Anxiety
Depression and anxiety can cause overwhelming feelings of isolation, sadness, fear, worry, guilt or shame. Counselling can improve your quality of life by supporting your resilience to deal with your symptoms.
If you belong to the LGBTQ+ community, or your gender / identity goes beyond binaries, counselling can support you to explore who you are and what you need from your family, relationships and work environments.
What to expect:
The first few sessions are about understanding the reasons why you are seeking counselling and if we both feel we can work together. My therapeutic approach is to establish mutual trust, by understanding your needs and contracting clear therapeutic goals. Once I get to know you I support you to increase your self-awareness through experimental, creative, body focused and relational enquiries. We both track the changes over time and I support you to integrate your experiences through regular reviews.
Training, qualifications & experience
With more than 12 years experience as a researcher, facilitator and creative collaborator I found myself drawn to the relational challenges we face.
My own personal experience of being able to change and grow, and the joy of seeing others change and grow inspired me to qualify in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Executive Coaching.
My ongoing psychological training enables me to support clients effectively. I draw from a wide set of tools to design each engagement based on client needs and preferences. I am experienced with short-term and long-term counselling and worked for various services including the NHS.
I am an Individual Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy), a UKCP Trainee Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (UK Council for Psychotherapy), an AoEC Accredited Associate Executive Coach (Academy of Executive Coaching) and comply with their code of ethics.
Former qualifications include:
- 2017: Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Metanoia, London
- 2016: Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – AoEC, London
- 2014: Certificate in Humanistic Counselling – Gestalt Centre, London
- 2013: Certificate in Performance/Acting – Arts Ed, London
- 2009: MA Digital Arts – University of the Arts, London
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
£50 per 50 minute session. Card payments accepted.
My office is based in Acton and easy to reach with public transport from surrounding areas like Richmond, Chiswick, Hammersmith, Ealing, Shepherd’s Bush, Hounslow, etc:
- via Bus (70, 207, 266, 427, 607, E3)
- via Overground (Acton Central)
- via Tube (Piccadilly and District line at Acton Town)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German and Turkish|
Mondays: 8am - 12pm & 3pm - 9pm | Thursdays: 7pm - 9pm | Saturdays: 8pm - 3pm
Types of client