You may be looking for a therapist to:
- improve your relationships
- help you not to feel anxious or depressed anymore
- help managing your stress
- get relief from your suffering
- have a better understanding of yourself
These are some examples and all important reasons to be reaching out to a therapist. Humans are complex beings and therefore require a safe space, time, willingness and patience to bring an understanding to their complexity. Sometimes we need to stop and think about why we do what we do, especially if this feels wrong or unhealthy to us.
My work is psychoanalytically oriented. This mainly means that I believe our past has an impact on our present. It may often be difficult to recognise what is behind our difficulties. You may experience difficulty in making/keeping your relationships, feeling lost, stuck or depressed. Or something or someone you encounter may trigger an unexpected response in you that you may not know what it is at the time. Or you are feeling anxious and you do not know why. The therapeutic work can help you to understand why you have these difficulties and enable both short term and deeper changes.
There is no right or wrong reason to start therapy. It is important that you have a question in regards to any aspect of your life or a wish to understand yourself.
The therapeutic relationship is a very important part of your therapy. It is important to be able to feel safe and open up to your therapist so that the therapist can help you with your issues. Therefore, you should choose someone that you feel comfortable talking with.
I offer short and long term counselling and therapy. I have ten years of experience working with children, mental health and providing long term therapy for adults with various difficulties in a mental health charity.
Currently only appointments on weekdays after 5pm and weekends available.
I speak English and Turkish.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA in Psychology, Istanbul Bilgi University
- MA in Counselling Children and Young People, University of Nottingham
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy for Practitioners Working in Therapeutic Environments, Middlesex University
- Psychoanalyst in Formation, CFAR (Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research)
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
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial consultation. I charge £50 per session.