Sedef Oral, MBACP, MBPsS, MA (1st Hons), BA (1st Hons)
Hello, I'm Sedef, I offer face-to-face and online psychotherapy & counselling sessions for Turkish speaking adults, couples, and adult families. I also conduct workshops for multicultural couples, parents, and psychotherapists/counsellors.
As an integrative psychotherapist who believes in the uniqueness of each counselee and their unique needs, psychotherapy sessions are tailored to your needs. I know how difficult it is to begin a therapy journey.
Each counselee goes through the door of their unique injuries, and therapy can be a long journey. It is often uncertain what comes out of the luggage. I always admire the counselees who decide to start their therapy journey.
If you would like to get more information on the psychotherapy/counselling journey, feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my career as a school counsellor and have trained in numerous therapeutic approaches since 2011. My professional experience has included leading teacher training and supervision to school counsellors and psychologists. I have been teaching undergraduate courses in counselling and giving clinical supervision to counselling students at a private university in Turkey since 2018.
I graduated from Boğaziçi University Guidance and Psychological Counselling Program, ranking second in class, with high honours degree. I earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy and received a second-ranked student award with a high honours degree from Istanbul Bilgi University.
I hold international certifications in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) approved by International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), in Transactional Analysis approved by United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA), and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) approved EMDR Europe.
I am also trained in a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches including psychodynamic therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, child-centred play therapy, strategic family therapy, attachment-based family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Modules), dance and movement therapy, and motivational interviewing.
I have provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy at several psychotherapy centres in Istanbul. In addition to offering psychotherapy services, I have been conducting workshops for couples, parents, and counsellors as well as volunteering in NGOs and psycho-social support projects.
Besides my psychotherapy practice in London, I have been providing counselling as a sessional counsellor at IMECE Women’s Centre since 2020.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with