Dr Levent Yurdakul, CPsychol, Practitioner Psychologist

Dr Levent Yurdakul, CPsychol, Practitioner Psychologist

Lister House
11-12 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 9ST

Brighter Spaces
54 Quarry Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3UA

0800 7723533 / 0800 7723533

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About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a career in mental health spanning 25 years. I work with clients across the lifespan (ages 11+) and provide psychological assessments and interventions for the majority of psychological difficulties/disorders that older children, teenagers, and adults may encounter throughout the course of their lives. I work with individuals, couples, and families.

Broadly speaking my therapeutic approach is integrative with the therapeutic relationship being the main vehicle for change. I integrate ideas and techniques from psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, cognitive-behavioural and systemic theories according to the needs of each client.

​In particular I utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), paying particular attention to attachment patterns, personality and the impact of life experiences. CBT & IPT are both National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended treatments. My work is informed by advances in the fields of clinical and developmental psychology, psychotherapy, the neurosciences  and health/medicine in general. I am engaged in a process of continuous professional development underpinned by supervision, self-study /training and personal therapy.

My style of work can be described as person-centred, collaborative, empathic, and focused. The psychological work is usually time-limited but can be longer term depending on the needs of each client and goals of therapy.

I divide my time between central London (Monday-Tuesday) and Guildford (Wednesday-Thursday), working from high quality consulting rooms.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist and Supervisor with The IPT UK Network
  • PG Diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • MSc Neuroscience
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

​In the early part of my career I simultaneously trained in integrative psychotherapy and completed post-graduate training/research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience. I then went on to complete my Clinical Psychology Doctorate and worked as a clinical psychologist in the NHS for more than a decade. Further postgraduate training in neuropsychology and psychological therapies followed. I have a wealth of experience of  working in the majority of mental healthcare settings (primary care, student counselling services, community mental health teams, wards, neuropsychiatry, neuro-rehabilitation, low secure facilities, private practice and multidisciplinary private clinics).

Since 2014 I have worked exclusively in the private sector as a consultant to private hospitals as well as continuing to develop my own practice in central London and Surrey.

I am an accredited IPT practitioner and supervisor and have a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of complex depressions including Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia), and mixed mood states such as Bipolar II Disorder using an adapted and evidence-based form of  IPT known as Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy. I also work increasingly with clients presenting with long-standing emotional instability.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Post-concussional syndrome (mild traumatic brain injury)
  • Dementias, stroke and neurological conditions

Photos & videos

  • Central London consulting rooms at Lister House
  • Central Guildford consulting rooms at Brighter Spaces

Fees

  • Initial assessment session (85 mins): £160
  • Individual therapy sessions (55 mins): £120
  • Couples therapy and family consultations (55 mins): £150
  • Initial neuropsychological assessment (90 mins):£200

Further information

  • I am registered with Allianz, Aviva, AXA-PPP, BUPA, Cigna, Preferred Health, Vitality and WPA
  • I am happy to have a brief telephone conversation to discuss your needs and establish if I am the right person to offer you psychological therapy or to direct you to a more appropriate service/colleague.
  • The details of the therapeutic contract would be discussed and agreed during the first consultation.
  • Where necessary sessions can be conducted via Face Time and Skype.
  • For longer term work fees can be negotiated.
  • I offer a limited number of reduced rate sessions based on personal circumstances.
  • I offer supervision, training and consultancy.
  • I prepare expert witness reports for a range of conditions/circumstances.
  • Letters and reports are available upon request and a fee can be agreed at the time of instruction.
  • If an appointment is cancelled or missed without 24 hours notice the full session fee will be charged.

Maps & Directions

London, W1G 9ST
Guildford, GU1 3UA

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Turkish

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Monday & Tuesday - London Wednesday & Thursday - Guildford

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families