Seda Albay (BSc Hons, MA Psychotherapy, Reg.MBACP)
Due to the current situation, I am offering therapy online as well as face-to-face for those who prefer to work remotely. Online work can be via Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp according to preference. I offer therapy to adults (18+) on an open-ended basis for those who are seeking this, however, am also open to working together for an agreed limited amount of time.
More about me as a therapist
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and have gained experience working closely with depression, anxiety and relationship issues in the NHS as well as other long-term counselling services.
At the foundation of my practice is the importance I give people I work with. Your well-being is the most important for me, therefore, I will provide a safe and confidential space where you are able to feel heard and express yourself freely. I work in collaboration with you in order to provide the space that you feel you can share difficulties you may want to work on. I think it is important that you feel empowered and able to do this at the pace you feel is right for you. I would like to support you in developing understandings, skills, and perspectives that will accompany you in your life, long after therapy has ended.
The therapeutic relationship and the openness between us are an important part of the process and I encourage this in the space we share. The therapeutic journey is one we will be going on together. I will be supporting you with no judgement, empathy and understanding in this journey where I walk beside you. The aim for me is to be able to help you understand your thoughts and feelings as well as support you to find your own meaning and answers.
Am I the right therapist for you?
How you feel during the sessions and whether the therapy is serving you is very important. Therefore, before you decide to start working with me I offer free telephone consultations for any further questions you may have. This may be important for you to decide if I am the right therapist for you. You may contact me via telephone on 07841043453.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology (Hons)
- Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
I undertake regular training to ensure that I am able to keep up to date with my skills and knowledge.
I also attend supervision in order to provide the best possible support in my practice.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which means I work in accordance to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I practice as an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. This means I draw from various approaches to support individuals according to their specific needs which may change during the journey.
I have experience working with clients in a short-term solution focused way in the NHS. I also work within a long-term counselling service.
Working with individuals from different backgrounds, ages, genders, identities, cultures, social economic backgrounds as well as a wide range of difficulties ranging from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, illness, family difficulties, has enabled me to gain a vast amount of experience and understanding of differences and the importance of being aware of these.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£50 per session during the day
£60 per session in the evening (from 6pm)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday all day.
Friday and Saturday during the day.
In order to make therapy as accessible as possible I am offering concession fees for students and those of low income.