Naz Altinok BSc, MA, MBACP, MBPsS
I am currently seeing all clients online via Zoom. Phone sessions are also available.
Hello, welcome to my page. I am a fully qualified, BACP and BPS registered psychotherapist and counsellor. Additionally, I hold a BSc in Psychology. I have a passion to support people who are going through a difficult phase in their lives or who simply want to gain more self-awareness and get more from what life has to offer.
I have experience working in the charity sector, NHS and independent counselling organisations, with adults as well as children. As a therapist, it is my priority to offer a safe and warm space where you feel like you can talk about anything that comes to mind. In the non-judgmental therapeutic space we create, there is room for all emotions and you can bring every single part of you. You can be your true self. I aim to work with you collaboratively to explore your thoughts and feelings freely and overcome your struggles through this process. Every individual’s story is important, and everyone deserves a space to talk.
Living in several countries and coming across many cultures made me a culturally competent practitioner who understands the difficulties of adapting to new environments and situations, and I can also support you through these transitions. I welcome clients from all backgrounds, genders, nationalities and sexual orientations.
I deliver counselling both in English and Turkish.
Areas I work with
I have a broad range of experience working with including but not limited to anxiety, stress, panic, work-related problems, depression, anger, feeling sad, loneliness, low self-esteem and confidence problems. I help clients who experienced domestic violence, sexual, physical and/or emotional abuse.
I appreciate that relationships have great value for us. I have extensive experience supporting individuals with relationships - family, friends or romantic. Changes in life that includes separation, sex problems, divorce, IVF, betrayal and/or affairs can have a big impact on us, and I would be happy to support you in these phases of your life.
Loss and bereavement are subjects I have extensively studied and worked with throughout my training and clinical practice, and I can support clients struggling with any type of loss, whether it is a loss of a person, a pet, your identity, self-esteem, or a place you felt like you belonged.
How I work
My therapeutic training and work are mainly informed by the psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and relational approaches however I tailor therapy according to your unique needs. This means that in our work together, I may point out some recurring patterns that may be out of your awareness. I strongly believe that our upbringing and the early connections we have made influence how we relate to ourselves, others and the world today. I support my clients by creating a collaborative space to find connections between their past experiences and the present difficulties they may be facing. Inner positive change, fulfilment and resolution become accessible through understanding your feelings and thought processes.
I offer face-to-face psychotherapy and counselling in two different locations. I practice at South Kensington (Gloucester Road) and also have a practice close to Tottenham Court Road station (Bloomsbury Street). I also offer online and telephone counselling via Skype and Facetime for people who are not able to travel to my locations or simply want to access counselling remotely.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I abide by their respective professional code of ethics and practice. I work with adult individuals therapeutically and can offer counselling in both short- and long-term basis.
MA in Counselling - Goldsmiths University of London (Distinction)
BSc in Psychology - City University of London
Certificate in Counselling Skills - Minster Center
Certificate in Pet Bereavement - The Blackford Centre
Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Identity Conflicts, Pet Bereavement, Cultural adaptation
£70-£80 sliding scale per session.
Fees are payable by Bank Transfer.
Concessions offered for
Pet Bereavement Therapy - I am a certified pet bereavement therapist and offer counselling to those struggling after losing their animal. I truly believe pets have a very significant place in their owner's life and losing them may bring up a lot of emotional difficulties as well as past unresolved issues. I am happy to work through those issues with you.
Intercultural Therapy - I have been working for an intercultural therapy centre for more than two years on a voluntary counsellor position which means I have extensive experience helping clients from various cultures, ethnicities, beliefs and traditions. Issues around cultural adaptation, family issues, belonging, racism, domestic violence and abuse are one of the many difficulties I support my clients with.
Relationship Therapy - I am an Associate Psychotherapist and Counsellor for a private counselling centre which helps individuals with relationship issues. I value our need to relate as human beings and appreciate the complexities that come with relationships. Although I do not work with couples at the moment, I am happy to help you with these difficulties individually.
Career Counselling - I provide career counselling to individuals interested in a career in psychology, psychotherapy and counselling. Please get in touch to learn more about my services.