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CBT Therapist & Psychodynamic Counsellor Reg MBACP (Accred)

About me

Hi, I am Zeynep, a Reg MBACP ( Accred ) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Psychotherapist / Counsellor.

I am aware that seeking help might not be easy. We all experience challenges and difficulties and wish to be able to work through them and move forward. Working together in an empathetic, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, we can make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy. I am naturally a compassionate person and am passionate about helping people to manage their emotional pain and have a better quality of life.

There are many reasons why people contact me. It may be depression or anxiety, relationship difficulties or break-up, sexual abuse, emotional distress, or bereavement. You may be experiencing work-related stress, panic, low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias and other feelings that are hard to live with.

All those who contact me wish to talk about what concerns them and find a way to manage and overcome thoughts and feelings that are preventing them from leading enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

If you have any questions at all about how I can help, please do get in touch. If  you feel you need support but not sure as to how therapy might help, you can contact me for a free 20 minutes conversation to answer your questions and check our suitability to work together.

The BACP ( British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered and accredited status mean, following a vigorous assessment process, my practice has been "deemed to meet the higher standards as a competent, ethical, and independent therapist". I am bound and committed to providing therapy in line with BACP’s ethical framework. I am committed to deliver a high standard of therapy, tailored to your needs.

Areas of counselling I deal with

• Abuse
•Attachment disorder 
• Bereavement 
• Depression/ feeling sad, unhappy

• Domestic violence
• Emotional abuse
• Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
• Loneliness
• Long Term Health Conditions (Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, IBS, COPD, Cardio-vascular disease, Diabetes and Cancer in remission)
• Low self-esteem
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
• Panic attacks
• Phobias
• Physical abuse
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Redundancy
• Relationship problems
• Separation and divorce
• Sexual abuse
• Sexuality
• Stress
• Social anxiety
• Trauma
• Work-related stress

My Approach

I draw from a wide range of evidence based Psychological Therapies in my practice. I tailor the therapy to the individual’s needs.

I had substantial training and experience in the following Therapies. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to explore and work on unhelpful thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours. I use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to work on past difficulties that have been triggered by present circumstances, and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) to specifically work on repeated relationship patterns and difficulties. I am also trained and experienced in helping people to manage their anxiety and depression related to their long-term physical health conditions such as chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, IBS, COPD, Cardio-vascular disease, Diabetes and Cancer in remission.

My Experience

I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, working with adults. I have been providing short term and longer term therapy  in NHS Mental Health Services and mental health charities for the last 10 years. Currently, I work part time for an NHS Primary Care Service as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Psychodynamic Counsellor as well as private practice. Prior to becoming a Therapist, I worked many years as a Mental Health Advocate in London.

Training, qualifications & experience

• Reg MBACP (Accred) Registered Accredited Member
• PG Cert in Evidence Based Interventions for Long Term Health Conditions in CBT    /(CNWL NHS Trust)
• PG Training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) / (Anna Freud Centre)
• PG Cert in Supervision / (CNWL NHS Trust)
• Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)/         (Birkbeck, University of London)
• Psychodynamic Counselling in Work Settings Cert / (Birkbeck, University of London)
• Solution Focussed Therapy / (East London Mental Health NHS Trust)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fee is £75 per session. Limited concession is offered to those on a low income and students.

Healthcare insurance companies fees varies. I am registered with a number of private healthcare insurance companies such as AXA, Aviva, Vitality Health and others please contact me for further information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays: 9 am - 6 pm

Thursdays: 9 am - 6 pm

Fridays:   9 am -6  pm

Further information

I am practicing both online and face to face.

The Upminster Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, RM14 2XH

Flat C, 322 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E8 4DE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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