Hi, I am Zeynep, a Reg MBACP ( Accred ) Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and Psychotherapist / Counsellor.
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 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.
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
• Attachment disorder
• Depression/ feeling sad, unhappy
• Domestic violence
• Emotional abuse
• Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
• 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
• Physical abuse
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Relationship problems
• Separation and divorce
• Sexual abuse
• Social anxiety
• Work-related stress
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 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.
I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, working with adults of all ages in a wide range of short and long-term NHS Mental Health Services and mental health charities. 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)
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.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
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.
Mondays: 10 am - 7 pm
Fridays: 10 am - 7 pm
Due to COVID -19 restrictions, I am practising from online and telephone.