Ayten Sare

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PGDip. Grp. Psych, BSc, Dip. GN, UKCP Reg.
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London, E17 6EJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome to my page. I am a fully qualified, UKCP registered Senior Group Analyst & Psychotherapist & Supervisor aiming to support individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing difficulties and assist them in gaining a better awareness of their inner world. I am currently seeing all clients via online and phone sessions.

I have extensive experience with more than 20 years in various clinical settings (Family Action and IMECE Women’s Centre in the UK, Amita Mercy Medical Centre in the USA) and client-centred environments, notably within the National Health Service (NHS) in London to support different client groups. 

Moving a lot throughout my life has enabled the experience of many different cultures, traditions, and values. Living, working, and studying in various countries and travelling to over 40 countries have helped me grow to be a culturally sensitive psychotherapist. I understand the difficulties that significant life challenges bring and would be happy to support clients during the transitional period. I invite clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, identities, religions, disabilities, sexuality, age, and gender. I value difference and welcome everyone who would like to get support from my psychotherapy practice

I provide psychotherapy and counselling in English, Turkish and Macedonian. 

Areas I Work With

I have extensive experience working with including but not limited to relationship issues, marriage & family issues, anxiety, guilt, shame, depression, loss and attachment issues, bereavement, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, phobias, anger management, work-related issues such as stress or burnout, bullying, and parenting challenges.

How I work

My therapeutic approach is psychoanalytic informed by intercultural and transcultural concepts. I also have training in different approaches and thus, integrate these in my clinical practice.  I often combine my psychoanalytic training with Eye-Movement Therapy (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to meet the unique needs of my clients.  My professional work and participation in different courses have enabled me to deal effectively with a wide range of client needs, colleagues, and management in a variety of settings. I have a strong commitment to provide effective psychotherapy service, and this has been displayed within the diverse roles I have undertaken.

I generally see clients once a week and sometimes more often if needed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and UTC (Universities Training College).  I follow their respective professional code of ethics and practice. I have regular professional clinical support and consultation. I follow the new developments theories in psychotherapy. I have professional insurance and work with young adults, adults, couples and families therapeutically and can offer counselling in both short- and long-term basis.

PG. Dip in Analytic Group Psychotherapy, 2008, Goldsmiths, University of London 

Certificate in Counselling, 2005, London, Metropolitan University

BSc Counselling Psychology, Gazi University, 1998, Ankara, Turkey

Nikola Stein Medical College, 1993, Tetovo, North Macedonia 

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

You are invited to call to discuss treatment and cost. My fees average between £80-£150 depending on your ability to pay. I have limited discounted slots for students, individuals with low income and/or benefits. Please get in touch to discuss further your need for individual or couple therapy.

I also provide clinical supervision for professionals (counsellors & psychotherapists), which can take place as individual as well as group supervision within my practice. Please get in touch to discuss further.

88 Higham Hill Road, London, E17 6EJ

Type of session




I offer psychoanalytically informed Intercultural Supervision to Counsellors & Psychotherapists.

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