"In our rapidly changing society we can count on only two things that will never change. What will never change is the will to change and the fear of change. It is the will to change that motivates us to seek help. It is the fear of change that motivates us to resist the very help we seek"
Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Intimacy 1990
Hello, my name is Zeynep, I am a BACP accredited therapist and clinical supervisor. I help individuals with all aspects of mental and emotional health. My background is in psychology and I have 25 years experience of working within the field of person development and therapy. I work using an integrative approach drawing on a variety of disciplines including psychodynamic, (working with the unconscious) person centred, and cognitive behavioural therapy (looking at how your thinking may be influencing your behaviour and vice versa). My aim is simply to assist you in finding solutions that best suit you.
I work with individuals, couples and groups. I offer face to face and Skype sessions. I'm BUPA recognised and have experience of facilitating therapeutic groups, presenting educational workshops, and carrying out clinical assessments. I provide both group and individual supervision, and supervisory supervision.
What is Counselling/psychotherapy, and how can it help?
The purpose of counselling is to provide you with a safe and confidential space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions with someone who will listen in a non-judgemental way. It can enable you to make sense of and move through them into a more comfortable place within yourself. It can also be a useful space to look at how you make decisions, cope with stress, help you develop insight, and improve your relationships. My role is to help you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making you feel uncomfortable. As a therapist I am here to support you, respect your views, and in doing so help you find your own solutions and gain understanding of your problems, empowering you to live your life in a way that is more fulfilling to you. Ultimately it's your space to talk about anything you want to talk about.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.