Dr Bahir Altan

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BSc (Hons), MSc, PgCert, PgDip, DClinPsy
Available for new clients
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London E15 & EC2M
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

A very warm welcome! My name is Kaan and I am a Clinical Psychologist and accredited CBT therapist and EMDR therapist, specialising in working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties, from anxiety and low mood, stress and burnout, difficulties regulating and managing emotions to trauma related difficulties. With 15 years of experience in the mental health, I have had the privilege of working with clients dealing with a wide range of issues and I’m passionate about helping individuals navigate their challenges and find healing and growth in their lives. I offer both short and long-term therapy online or in person, at my clinic in Liverpool Street, Central London.

My approach to therapy is rooted in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), which allows me to tailor my methods to meet each client’s unique needs. I firmly believe that therapy is a collaborative journey, and my goal is to create a safe and non-judgemental space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions and experiences. I strive to build a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, empathy and respect, as I believe it forms the foundation for a meaningful change.

Throughout our sessions, we will work together to identify the underlying causes of your challenges, develop effective coping strategies, and empower you to make positive changes in your life. My aim is to provide you with practical tools and insights that you can apply both in and outside of therapy to support your personal growth and well-being.
I understand that taking the first step to seek therapy can be challenging, but please know that you don’t have to face your difficulties alone. I am here to support you every step of the way. If you are ready to embark on this journey of self-discovery and healing, I would be honoured to work with you.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial consultation session, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact me on my email address/phone number on this website. I look forward to the opportunity to be part of your journey towards a happier and more fulfilling life.

I can help with:

Coping with stress and anxiety
Manage your low mood | Overcoming depression
Coping with low self-esteem | Imposter experience
Managing excessive worry | Difficulties tolerating uncertainty | Generalised anxiety disorder
Overcoming trauma and PTSD | Coping with nightmares or flashbacks
Managing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) | Coping with intrusive thoughts/images/urges
Learning emotion regulation skills | Improving relationships
Develop skills in managing anger
Coping with self-isolation
Coping with panic attacks | Agoraphobia | Panic disorder
Problems with sleep and Insomnia
Developing self-compassion
Decreasing rumination and learning to live in the moment | Mindfulness meditation
Overcoming procrastination and perfectionism
Learning to be assertive
Overcoming social anxiety
Understanding and managing worries about health | Health anxiety
Overcoming body-image problems | Body dysmorphic disorder
Managing episodes of low mood and mania | Bipolar disorder
Overcoming phobias | Emetophobia
Managing dissociation and detachment
Overcoming skin picking and hair pulling
Difficulties associated with hoarding

Training, qualifications & experience


  • The Internal Family Systems (IFS) L1 Training - IFS Training UK - July 24
  • EMDR (eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) Europe Accredited Training (Part1 -4)-EMDR Academy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) with British Isles
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology -University of Hertfordshire
  • PG Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies for Psychosis, Family Interventions - Kings College London
  • PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies -Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
  • PG Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions- UCL
  • MSc in Mental Health Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
  • BSc in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nottingham

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£120.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Cigna
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • BUPA

Additional information

I offer a free initial 20 minute consultation, this is a space for us to chat over the teams/phone and discuss your needs and for you to ask any questions you may have.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

My face-to-face clinic is in Liverpool Street, Central London. 

Longcroft House, 2 Victoria Avenue, London, EC2M 4NS

London, Greater London, E15

Longcroft House, 2 Victoria Avenue, London, EC2M 4NS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

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