MA. Clinical and Counselling Psychology
I provide counselling and psychotherapy for expats and international students who struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, work and life balance, cultural adjustment, relationships, identity and career questions, existential anxiety, dealing with loss and trauma.
I was born in Turkey, a country that is known for its ethnic and religious diversity, and its multiculturalism issues. Raised in a Macedonian – Turkish family, I have become aware of the cultural differences and how they translate into our society in my early ages. I developed an interest in understanding social dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and psychological processes of human behaviour.
I received my bachelor's degree in Sociology and Psychology and master's degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. I am currently studying for a research master’s degree in social psychology at the Vrije University Amsterdam as I am very interested in the influence of social context on human behaviour and psychological wellness.
I integrate current scientific evidence in psychotherapy research into my practice. My practice is influenced by the following therapy models in which I am trained: humanistic, psychodynamic, Gestalt, existential, cognitive behavioural and psychodrama.
My approach to therapy is informed not only by my training in Clinical and Counselling Psychology but also my passion for drama, cinema and literature which I enjoy blending into my practice.
I worked as a psychotherapist in Prague, specialising mostly working with international students and expats. I did my practicum and internship in the counselling centre at my university campus where I had the chance to gain experience working with young adults, international students from various cultures, different religious affiliations and socioeconomic backgrounds. I also co-led group therapies focusing on the issues of cultural adjustment and multicultural relationships. After my graduation, I provided individual psychotherapy in English and in Turkish to expats who live in Prague. I helped my clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, adjustment, relationships, existential and identity questions.
Social Psychology Research Master’s
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018 – 2020 (Expected)
Clinical and Counselling Psychology M.A.
La Salle University, USA / Czech Republic 2011 – 2013
Sociology B.A. with minor in Psychology
Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Foundations of Psychodrama .
Istanbul Psychodrama Institute, Turkey
anxiety and stress
depression and mood swings
identity and career questions
trauma, abuse, and grief
existential and life-meaning questions
MEMBERSHIPS AND REGISTRATIONS
The Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP)
Membership number: 228427
American Psychological Association (APA)
Membership number: 00222239
Registration number: 72427396
I offer therapy in English and Turkish.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session, please use this form. You can also contact me via phone.
+31 (0) 625 697 047
Amsterdam - De Pijp