About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist with a focus on psychodynamic modalities. This means that I draw from a number of different psychotherapeutic approaches such as psychoanalysis, existential therapy, person-centred approaches, intercultural therapy with a focus on psychodynamic modalities. I believe that feelings are our compass and focusing on feelings to guide us through the therapeutic landscape often leads to discoveries of insight.

I offer short term (a minimum of 12 weeks) and long term (open ended) therapy. Once you decide to start psychotherapy, we will have an initial 50-minute session during which you can tell me about yourself and what you would like achieve in therapy. It also gives me an opportunity to tell you more about myself and how I work. You can ask any questions you may have on psychotherapy therapy in the initial session.

If you decide to move forward with therapy, we will agree a regular day and time each week for our sessions for 50 minutes.

It is also useful to keep in mind that therapy can be a useful tool over a long period of time. We may be limited in what we can achieve in a short period of time and therefore it may be unrealistic to expect quick-fix solutions to life’s problems. It is a mutual process which requires commitment and work from both client and therapist and progress often takes time.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their respective professional code of ethics and practice.

Qualifications

B.A. in international studies – the Johns Hopkins University;
Juris Doctor - American University’s Washington College of Law;
Certificate of foundation in psychotherapy and counselling – Regent’s University London;
Post graduate diploma in psychotherapy and counselling – Regent’s University London;
M.A. in psychotherapy and counselling – Regent’s University London;
Certificate in executive and leadership coaching – Columbia University, Teacher’s College;
Certified administrator of the Suite of Whole Brain Creativity Assessments (NBI).

Professional memberships

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – registered member.
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Please contact me to find out about fees.  I offer a limited number of spaces for low-fee and pro bono work.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Languages offered

Turkish

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Ali Donat

Ali Donat