Hatice Ocal

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

Registered Therapist, Clinical Supervisor and Feminist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, SE20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have worked with people from very diverse backgrounds.

I am an experienced Therapist to provide you with the standard of help that you are looking for.  I am currently working online and I can offer you a space from your own comfort to talk through what your emotional needs are and how you feel about self, others and the world around you. 

If you are struggling with uncertainty or anxiety, you are not alone and left on your own.  My approach as a Feminist Existential Therapist means that I am able to help you to navigate your way through life's ups and downs and overcome any difficulties that you might go through such as unconscious bias about you or you feel isolated and excluded because you feel different.

I have extensive knowledge and vast experience of working in Mental Health in the NHS - Voluntary Sector and privately. I have been working under the BACP guidelines with regular supervision and I adhere to their code of ethics which means I offer my clients a high standard of care at all times.

I offer you a confidential space with a collaborative working relationship which always holds paramount importance in the process of therapy which helps you to be you to explore your issues. These issues may present themselves in the form of:

  • depression
  • Identity
  • anxiety
  • uncertainty
  • bereavement
  • anger
  • You might be experiencing relationship issues with your loved ones, work relationship from distant working or any form of discrimination because you are a woman or trans or non-binary or you are part of an ethnic minority community.

I work with a Humanistic/Integrative model, which means you are fully in control of your sessions and your therapy is self-directed to work on your issues and the meanings that you attach to them. Humanistic Therapies, in particular Existential Therapy, focuses on self-development, growth and responsibilities. I seek to help individuals recognize their strengths, creativity and choices in the 'here and now'. I facilitate your therapeutic process with utmost care and professionalism.

I also work with CBT techniques where we examine the role of your thoughts (cognitions) on your emotions and behaviour. In becoming more aware of your thinking patterns, we can begin to evaluate which are more and less helpful and begin to replace the less helpful ones with thoughts that are empowering and move you forward towards positive change. The end result is, helping you overcome a particular issue or issues which you may be experiencing such as, negative rumination, phobia, addiction, insomnia or in particular health anxiety since the pandemic.

Couples
If you have a relationship problem or are experiencing difficulties in your marriage and when both of you agree to see a Counsellor, sometimes it is best to tackle it before it is too late. Counseling will give you a neutral space where feelings may be openly expressed and heard and a safe place to find out what your problems are about.

Supervision

I  offer clinical supervision to Counsellors, trainee Counsellors and other Practitioners working in the helping profession. I am available via SKYPE/ZOOM and Microsoft TEAM, etc and I'll be happy to help you with setting it up if you are not familiar with it. I work with a collaborative approach to strengthen your skills and help you to reinforce who you are in order to help you to help your clients in the best way we can.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have co-initiated and co-run a BACP Nationwide Counsellors Networking Group for three years

Post Graduate Training in Person Centred and Existential Counselling.

Trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Trained in Group Therapy

Post Graduate Training (MA) in Mental Health

Experienced in running an Anxiety Management Workshop.

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

Set up and run therapeutic group workshop in 1997.

Extensive work experience in the NHS.

I have worked for number of EAP providers such as, AXA -PPP, Care First, Workplace Options and Health Assured for number of years before in the past.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mental Health issues in general
Insomnia
Social fear
Complex personal and social issues in general.
Cultural and identity issues.

Photos & videos

Fees

£60.00 - £75.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual: £60 - £75 

Couple: £75 - £90

---

When we meet for the first time, it is important that you feel relaxed and are able to express and explore what brings you to the counselling room.

My sessions are for 50 minutes and at the end of the session, we will discuss how you have found the initial meeting. There is no obligation to book further sessions - you are free to go away to reflect on the first session and let me know whether or not you would like to book more sessions to start your therapeutic journey with me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work Monday to Sunday but I take Wednesday and Thursday off - I arrange sessions day/times  according to needs.

Further information

Please note that the day/ time of appointments are on different rate and can be negotiated when you contact me.

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

I only work on line and you will be seen me from the comfort of your own home. Online Therapy has benefits for individuals who work away from home or who are living anywhere in the world, this makes therapy much mobile therefore more accessible.

Additional languages

Turkish

Turkish

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces

Supervision

Online

I am an experienced supervisor working under the BACP ethical framework and I aim to work in a way which helps you to achieve your personal goal.

View supervision profile

Social