Total Experience (Years): 10+
I am an experienced BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner, and Advanced Level Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist working with individual adults and couples in Turkish and English languages.
My clinical interests are centred around trauma, depression, anxiety, loss/mourning, immigration as well as intimacy, relationship injuries, and family of origin issues
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Areas of Counselling I deal with
Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
Parenting & Family issues
Migration Related Concerns
MA in Clinical Psychology, Couple-Family Therapy Track – Istanbul Bilgi University
BA in Guidance and Psychological Counselling – Bogazici University
Psychotherapist Sedef Oral Psychotherapy & Counselling Ltd, London
Psychotherapist – U Matter Counselling, London
Sessional Counsellor – IMECE Women’s Centre, London
Supervisor & Lecturer – Guidance and Psychological Counselling Department, Faculty of Education, MEF University, İstanbul
Clinical Psychologist & Couples and Family Therapist – Institute for Behavioral Studies, Istanbul
Trainer & Project Manager – HEDEFE Psychological Counselling Centre, Istanbul
Qualifications and Training & Certificates & Awards
EMDR with Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorder- EMDR Association of Turkey by Robin Shapiro
EMDR with Parts and Complex Trauma - EMDR Association East Anglia Regional Group; Workshop by Ana Gomez
EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning in the Era of COVID-19 - by Roger M. Solomon
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy 1st & 2nd Level - International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) - by Kyriaki Polychroni
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy & Personality Disorders - by Karin Wagenaar & Jeroen Bakker
Working with Shame in EFT - by Jim Thomas
Transactional Analysis 101; UK Association for Transactional Analysis - by Joanna Beazley Richards
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of OCD and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (II Modules Completed); - PADEM; by Prof. Dr. Perin Yolaç
Attachment-Based Family Therapy (with Depression and Suicidal Adolescents) – 1st Level - by Suzanne A. Levy
Ego States - EMDR Trauma Recovery Group by Robin Shapiro
Crisis Intervention with Couples and Families - Turkish Couples and Family Therapy Association (ÇATED)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - Turkish PDR-DER; by Assist. Prof. Dr. Nevin Dölek
Dance and Movement Therapy - Boğaziçi University; by Michal Bardavid
Person Centered Therapy
My personal, clinical, and researcher background taught me the necessity of realizing our own wounded parts and reaching out to our clients from a place of compassion and understanding. We all have unique life experiences that bring us joy, happiness, or sadness, anger, and fear upon remembering them. In the therapeutic process, I witness each clients’ wounded parts and their courage to share them with me. Opening up one’s to another person and exploring all these wounded parts require a nurturing, compassionate, and of course safe environment. If you’d like to explore your inner wounds and improve your relationship with yourself and others, I would like to hear from you.
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