"OUR LIFE IS THE REFLECTION OF WHO WE REALLY ARE"
I believe that our current relationships and ways of solving problems are often influenced by past events and how we understood them at that time. I am interested in the way we unwittingly repeat these patterns we learned in childhood during adulthood, even if they may no longer be helpful, or even if they play a part in maintaining our current problems. By recognizing these patterns and understanding what triggers them, how they were formed, we come to understand ourselves and the source of our issues. Moreover, we can be in a better position to understand our strengths and limitations, our possibilities and choices. To work out of new ways of thinking and acting that can help lead to a more fulfilling life.
About psychotherapy and my approach
"The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help the client acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering."
Psychotherapy is a collaborative relationship where the therapist and the client work together to understand the client`s issues deeper in order to bring a change and healing. Therapy offers a space where you can look at your life difficulties, meanings, relationships; it gives you courage and deeper understanding to reflect in your world and yourself.
"In my early professional years, I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure or change this person!
Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth!". Carl Rogers
In a psychotherapeutic relationship, my aim is to create a safe, empathic and non-judgemental environment where you can open yourself freely, understand your life`s difficulties and gain insight into yourself. My role is not giving advice or bring solutions, but to help you connect to your own wisdom and inner strength, which can guide you through your life.
I offer integrative psychotherapy and counseling to individuals and couples in North London, in Turkish and English. Depending on the person`s needs, I combine different approaches such as Humanistic, Existential, Psychodynamic. Tailoring my practice to each individual, I complement my approach with Art therapy, Mindfulness and NLP. I abide by the Code of Ethics of the British Association of Counselling (BACP).