Gonce Ahmet - Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Hello and welcome to my page. I understand starting this process can be hard. If after reading my profile, you would like to know more, I would be happy to have an initial phone or email conversation to see if I may be of help. If you are happy to proceed after this, we would set up an initial consultation for us to meet and for me to better understand how I can help your child and/or family.
I have worked with children and families for over 13 years. Since qualifying as a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I have worked therapeutically in a variety of settings including statutory, voluntary and the private sector. The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of how I work. I bring an empathic, attuned, respectful and sensitive approach to therapy sessions, using my experience and knowledge to support a process of exploration, change and growth, and a reduction in distress and difficult to manage feelings and connected behaviour. I integrate a range of theoretical and clinical perspectives to develop and support her work, which include attachment theory, neuroscience, object relations, and body oriented work. I also hold a Masters degree in Anthropology, and understands therapeutic change to happen on a systemic as well as personal and individual level. Alongside talking therapy, I sometimes use play and the arts to help clients fully express themselves in a safe and creative way.
One of my specialisms is my work with adopted children, and families whose lives have been affected by developmental trauma, attachment difficulties and parental mental health. I have also developed training resources on the subject of neuroscience and attachment theory.
I have a private practice in Brockley, South East London. I see children, teenagers and young adults presenting with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties. Some of these include chronic anxiety, depression, bereavement, self harm, chronic illness, gender identity issues, bullying and divorce. She is fully insured, DBS checked and is a member of UKCP.
I enjoy living in a diverse city, and working with people from all cultures and backgrounds. My special interests include issues such as displacement and belonging, separation and loss, and eco-psychology. I am also a mandala artist, which brings together my passion for working creatively with nature, people and the community
Long and short term therapy options are available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy from London Metropolitan university and IATE.
- Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills.
- I am trained to level 1 in theraplay from the Theraplay Institute
- MA (Hons) in Anthropology from SOAS University.
- 2016-2019 Child and Family Therapist - PAC-UK
- 2015-present Freelance consultant therapist - Supported Fostering Services/TACT
- 2011-2017 Therapeutic Contact Coordinator - Islington Children’s Services
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial consultation - £70
Individual therapy session 50 minutes £70 - £80
Family therapy 1 hour £85-£95 depending on where we meet.
I am committed to providing accessible therapy for people who need this and therefore have some low cost sessions available. Please clearly state that you are looking for low cost counselling in your initial inquiry.
I hold full professional liability insurance and an up to date DBS (Disclosures and Barring service) certificate.
My therapy room is just a moments walk from Brockley mainline station. London Bridge is just 10 minutes away, as is Canada water station. You can also get to Whitechapel and Highbury and Islington within 30 minute on the Overground line.