Ayhan Alman de la Osa - MSc, MA, UKCP
As a UKCP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist I am very familiar working with people who experience high levels of anxiety and stress. If you are struggling with your current situation counselling and psychotherapy could be beneficial to make sense of what is happening to you. My approach to therapy is informed by gestalt psychotherapy, mindfulness and eye movement and desensitisation & reprocessing (EMDR) which are all evidence based and effective therapy modalities.
I suggest you contact me via email or phone and we arrange a free first telephone consultation to discuss whether I can help you. We can then arrange the first remote session after that. Psychotherapy and EMDR is most effective in frequent arrangements (e.g. weekly for psychotherapy / several times a week for EMDR).
Taking the first step and reaching out for support can be difficult. It is normal to feel uncertain and worry about finding the right therapist, with whom you may go on to share some deeply personal experiences. My aim is to create a safe and accepting space for exploration. Change often happens naturally when we learn to accept ourselves as we are.
Training, qualifications & experience
With more than 15 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 prompted my interest in psychotherapy and counselling.
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 psychotherapy and worked for various services including the NHS.
Former academic qualifications include:
- MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy – Middlesex University, London
- MA Digital Arts – University of the Arts, London
Former post-graduate qualifications include:
- Part 1 EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training – EMDR Academy, Roehampton
- Clinical Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy – Metanoia, London
- Post-Graduate Diploma Contemporary Trauma Practice – Relational Change, Oxford
- Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Metanoia, London
- Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – AoEC, London
- Certificate in Humanistic Counselling – Gestalt Centre, London
- Foundation in Performance/Acting – Arts Ed, London
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees for Psychotherapy, Counselling & EMDR
I offer a sliding scale which means the fees are based on what you can afford for weekly therapy.
- First Introductory Session: £50 (50 min)
- Weekly Fee: £60 – £80 (50 min)
- Extended Sessions: £90 – £120 (90 min)