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BSc, MA, MBACP

About me

I am on annual leave from the 15th to the 30th of August and will not have access to my phone until mid-September. Please feel free to email me about any enquiries.

I am currently seeing all clients online via Zoom or over the phone.

About me

Hello, welcome to my page. I am a fully qualified, BACP 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, surrogacy experience, 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I abide by their respective professional code of ethics and practice. I work with adult and adolescent individuals therapeutically and can offer counselling in both short- and long-term basis.

MA in Counselling - Goldsmiths University of London (Distinction)

Advanced Specialist Training Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People  (CPCAB Level 5)

BSc in Psychology - City University of London

Certificate in Counselling Skills - Minster Center

Accredited Certificate in Infant Loss and Subsequent Pregnancies- The Foundation for Infant loss

Certificate in Pet Bereavement - The Blackford Centre

Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity Conflicts, Pet Bereavement, Cultural adaptation

Fees

From £70.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fees are payable by Bank Transfer.

When I work

I work on weekdays.

I offer a free 15 minutes introductory call so please feel free to get in touch to book one. 

Further information

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.

Infant Loss and Subsequent Pregnancies - I have received specialised training to support individuals who have experienced pregnancies which resulted in infant loss. I can also help people who are experiencing subsequent pregnancy after experiencing infant bereavement.

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 for Individuals - I have worked 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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

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Additional languages

Turkish

Online platforms

Zoom
Skype

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