Rana Aksac , Psychotherapist and Supervisor, UKAHPP
I work as an integrative psychotherapist for individuals and couples since 1998. I have extensive experience in the voluntary sector and NHS working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.
I am also trained in Object Relations, Systemic & Family Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, Groupwork and Clinical Supervision.
Over the last 20 years, I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life. In my practice, I draw upon a number of different approaches to psychotherapy depending on the challenges that individual experiences at the time of the meeting. However, my approach to therapy is mainly based on believing in the potential of the healing relationship between the client and the therapist. I have come to learn that a genuine contact between the client and the therapist is the most fertile ground for Change. I provide a non-judgmental and confidential space, for the client to feel safe, and supported in the co-created process of therapy.
In our existence, we all go through periods when life seems to lose its meaning. We may feel out of touch with ourselves and others. Memories from past experience, patterns of relating to others, painful events in the present, and worries about the future, can sometimes overwhelm to make it difficult to cope with everyday life. A therapeutic relationship through dialogue can facilitate an environment for self awareness, self acceptance and compassion towards ourselves and others. After all we all want to live our lives more fully and realize our full potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy
- PGDip in Clinical Supervision
- PGDip in Hypnotherapy
- PGCert in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
- PGCert in Applied Systemic Theory/Family Therapy
- PGCert in Creative Group work
- PGCert in Object Relations and Gestalt
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.
All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer both short-term solution-focused work and longer term, more in-depth psychotherapy.
The weekly sessions are for fifty minutes. My fees are £60 for individuals and £80 for couples.
I am accredited and registered with UKAHPP.
I abide by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy’s code of ethics and practice.