Hatice Ocal - MBACP (Accred & Registered), AIP, NHS , EAP And Private Practice
I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy. I have worked with people from very diverse backgrounds with some of the issues which are listed below:
- Relationship issues, Couple counselling, Depression, Abuse, Anger management, Bipolar, Anxiety, Panic attack, Low self-esteem, Low self-confidence, Eating disorder, Alcohol dependency, Separation and Divorce, Identity issues, cross-cultural issues, Family issues, Social Fear, Phobias, Bullying, Body image, Stress, Work related issues such as conflict resolution and Stress management, Sex and Sexuality, PTSD, Self harm, Addiction, Drug abuse, OCD, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Domestic violence, Adjustment to change, Loss and Bereavement, Abortion and Mental Health well being in general.
I have extensive knowledge and experience of working in Mental Health in the NHS - Voluntary Sector and privately and have been a member of BACP throughout my practice which means I offer my client's a high standard of care at all times. I have been working under the BACP guidelines with regular supervision and I adhere to its code of ethics.
I offer Counselling to Adults, Adolescents and Couples on the short term as well as long term basis. Currently, I only provide online counselling by means of SKYPE sessions. If you consider online/ SKYPE sessions, please do let me know so we can talk about how to set it up for you. Once we agree to work online, I'll arrange it for us to have a trial first session to go through the policies and procedures of working with SKYPE . There is no obligation to continue after the first session.
I work with confidential space which always holds paramount importance in the process of therapy and helps you to explore your issues, these issues may present themselves in the form of:
- affecting your relationship with your loved ones or perhaps affecting your work relationship and consequently your performances.
I aim to encourage you to develop skills to cope with your day to day and to learn how to deal with the negative patterns of behavior in order to make a change and move forward.
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 focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. I seek to help individuals recognize their strengths, creativity and choice 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 behavior. 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 which you may be experiencing such as phobia, addiction or insomnia.
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.
I also offer clinical supervision to Counsellors, trainee Counsellors and other practitioners working in the helping professions.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mental Health issues in general
Complex personal and social issues in general.
Cultural and identity issues.
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Couples counselling
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
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Individual: £60 - £75 Depending on income and sliding scale for unwaged.
Couple: £85 - £100
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 meeting and let me know whether or not you would like to continue for further sessions.
Please note that the day/ time of appointments are on different rate and can be negotiated when you contact me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Where I work is easily accessible, near to bus stops and two overground stations are 7 minutes walking distance. My place is also accessible for wheel chair users. Please do check my address in the google map before you leave home for a direction.
I work Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 18pm. Saturday: 11am till 3pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have experience of working clinically with adults in the NHS and I run my own private practice as a Counsellor/Supervisor.View supervision profile