Cigdem Tas, Psychologist, Counselor&Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Reg.BACP
Life struggles are paradoxical and complex and it sometimes can be experienced very overwhelming. But it is also the opportunity to understand yourself better.
If you are looking for a highly confidential and supportive space to address your life issues that are holding you back, I am here to listen and help you to explore better options to respond them together.
Therapy helps you to observe your approach to your personal and professional relationships and regaining courage to connect them more creatively.
I provide individual and group therapy via face-to-face, telephone and online. It can be short-term or open ended.
I am a BACP registered and accredited Psychotherapist with 20 years experience in the field including NHS and prestige organisations. I am trained in Existential-Phenomenological Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT and Third waves of CBT ( ACT- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
My therapeutic approach is to develop a good therapeutic relationship in which you can feel safe, empowered, ready to explore and reflect what life brings to you. Therapy is for asking some sensitive questions and finding better ways to feel contained and resilient in life. I am here to help you develop kindness and ease on your journey by reflecting, exploring and creative responses whatever you are going through. Isolation always makes it more difficult to tackle life challenges.
I am based in N4 two minutes from the Finsbury Park Station and n16 in London
What to expect initially
You can contact me via email or telephone.We briefly go through your needs and practical arrangement for the initial session. This session is about to find out what you are looking for, your expectations, what I can offer, how I work and how to plan your therapy journey.
Once we agreed on regular sessions I usually see you once a week. Weekly sessions are the most common and more required frequency. However, I sometimes provide flexibility on that according to what you want.
Training, qualifications & experience
- DPsych in Counselling Psychology (Exited at level 8)
- Prof. Certificate in Supervision and Leadership/Group Facilitation
- PG Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy
- PG Certificate in CBT
- BSc in Psychology
- Debriefing Training (fortnightly for 6 months) by TPA (Turkish Psychologists Association)
- Psychological Support Methods by TPA
- Strategic Family Therapy
- Trauma and CBT Training
- Programme planning and For Homeless people and Drug Users
- Rorschach Exert System
- CBT with Psychosis Module 1 and 2
- MERIDEN (Interventional family support training for Psychosis)
- Problem Gambling Trainings
- Tree of Life Training
- Advance Problem Gambling Training
- Working with the Domestic Violence Survivors Training
- Motivational interview training
- Certificate in ACT (Acceptance and Compassion Therapies)
- Online Counselling
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.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual sessions costs £80 per session and last 50 minutes. I also offer concessional fees based on circumstances. Fees are payable by card transfers before each session and are non-refundable. Fees are reviewed each year and I will inform you well in advance of changes. I charge for missed or cancelled sessions outside of the agreed 48 hours’ notice period, unless an alternative time during that calendar week is agreed.