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MBACP, Psychotherapist, Couples and Family Therapist

About me

Welcome!

I work with individuals, couples, and adult families within an eclectic approach of psychodynamic and systemic therapies; and when needed use CBT, mindfulness, and solution focused techniques.

Also, adult playfulness is one of my specialties; I use the benefits of the creative mind especially to understand and work on some of the deeper mechanisms. You can get in touch with me if you want to learn more about the effects and benefits of adult and couple playfulness.

Along the way, some life events can cause us to lose connection with our authentic selves. The decrease in connection reveals itself on the surface as symptoms such as; lack of perceived control, anxiety, loss of motivation, sadness, numbness, emptiness, and/or change in appetite, sleep, and attention.

And, we tend to forget but; psychotherapy is also for exploring yourself and enhancing your psychological well-being.

What to expect?

I usually work with an open-ended contract, and sessions are held once a week. After initial assessment sessions, according to your goals and needs we draw an outline together for the psychotherapy process. For ones who have a time frame in mind, short-term therapy options are also available.

During our sessions we aim to explore and work on your early childhood, past traumas, relationship patterns, and unmet expectations in a safe & non-judgmental space in order to create a state in which you can start to feel acceptance, empowerment, and inner peace by strengthening this connection.

Throughout the process, I will be providing you guidance for your journey to get to know and feel comfortable about your authentic self; tend to open and/or old wounds; form beneficial coping mechanisms; and create healthier relationships (with yourself and others).

Please get in touch to see if this route would benefit you and we are a good fit to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been active in my field since 2010 and been providing psychotherapy to adults, couples, and families since 2016.


After studying psychology (BA), I completed my graduate studies in Clinical Psychology Master’s Program and specialised in couples and family therapy with an eclectic approach of psychodynamic and systemic theories.

Additionally, I completed a 3-year specialisation program, convened on Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy.

I am a registered member of BACP.

Member organisations

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

Self-exploration

Adult family issues

Loss of motivation

Devitalized couples

Adult and couple playfulness

Fees

From £80.00 to £120.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a 20 minute online initial assessment, free of charge.  This is for us to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit to work together.

Online Individual sessions: £80
Online Couple & Family sessions: £100

Face-to-face Individual sessions: £100
Face-to-face Couple & Family sessions: £120

When I work

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Further information

About couples therapy: 

All relationships go through rough patches from time to time. Research show that most of the couples wait on average of 6 years to seek for a professional help during those times, but unfortunately until then trying to work as a team gets much harder (Gottman, 1999). If you are experiencing some difficulties in your relationship and feel like the solutions you are trying are not working, you can benefit from seeking a professional help.

Additionally, couples therapy is not solely for relationship problems. Research show that when one is experiencing psychological problems, working on them in couples therapy (rather than in individual therapy) with one’s partner reveals greater outcomes.

You can also benefit from couples therapy if you want to explore yourselves as a couple and as an individual in the romantic relationship; enhance your intimacy, relationship satisfaction and communication skills.

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About adult family therapy:

Family therapy is also a space for adult members of the family to work on their family systems. In our sessions we can work with various topics with different combinations of family members (parents&children, siblings, grandparents...) in order to understand your unique system and try to create a safe environment in which all members can feel seen, appreciated, and supported.

Some of the general areas for adult family therapy are: old scars/past traumas, unmet expectations, adjusting to new events (marriage, divorce, illness, crises...), understanding cultural/religious/identity/life style differences, and going through the developmental stages (eg. children leaving home, retirement, adult children becoming parents...). 

87 Earl's Court Road, London, W8 6EF

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Additional languages

Turkish

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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