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I integrate an anti-oppressive, trauma informed approach that is strengths based and person-centered.

About Me

My journey in mental health started years ago when I chose to study psychology in my hometown of Istanbul, Turkey. I continued on to pursue a Master in Mental Health (M.Sc.) in London, UK. I integrate an anti-oppressive, trauma informed approach that is strengths based and person-centered. The therapeutic and philosophical approaches I draw upon are Humanistic Therapy, Gestalt therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and Buddhism. Having lived in five countries and now being an immigrant in Canada, I am deeply familiar with people’s struggles with isolation in, and adaptation to the larger society. Given my diverse background and past experiences, I take a multicultural approach to counseling.

 

I offer therapies in English, French and in Turkish.

In addition to my private practice, I also work in a non-profit organization with youth at risk who is experiencing substance use issues. The program I work in operates from a harm reduction, attachment-based, trauma-informed model, which helps me to have different perspectives in my private practice. Outside of counselling, I am also a basketball coach and in my free time, I enjoy watching Formula 1, playing volleyball, having deep conversations with friends, reading novels, and meditating in nature.

Education

Certifications 

  • King’s College London - MSc in Mental Health Studies

  •  Istanbul Bilgi University – BA in Psychology 

  • Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles (Montreal), Diploma in Early Childhood Education 

  • Turkish Psychological Association - Licensed Clinical psychologist 

  • Canadian Mindfulness Institute - Certified Mindfulness Instructor

  • Certificate in Indigenous studies - University of Alberta

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