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Dr Levent Yurdakul, CPsychol, Practitioner Psychologist

Guildford GU1 & London W1G
0800 7723533 0800 7723533 0800 7723533 0800 7723533 Registered / Accredited

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

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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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.

Lister House
11-12 Wimpole Street
London
W1G 9ST

Brighter Spaces
54 Quarry Street
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 3UA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Turkish

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Monday & Tuesday - London Wednesday & Thursday - Guildford

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Dr Levent Yurdakul, CPsychol, Practitioner Psychologist

Dr Levent Yurdakul, CPsychol, Practitioner Psychologist

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