selen ozbek

Being a human is hard. Every single one of us have unique challenges that makes us feel stuck with difficult thoughts and feelings. Whether your struggles are personal, work or relationships related, I aim to create a safe space for you to understand yourself, re-evaluate and live the kind of life that represents what you care about.

 I am a qualified psychologist with expertise in health psychology, which equipped me to take a biopsychosocial perspective to identify and resolve the root of the problem rather than just treat symptoms. After finishing my bachelor’s degree in psychology and MSc in health psychology, I completed my psychotherapy training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. I also use existential approaches for difficult questions about connection, belonging and meaning of life. I am the National Editor of European Health Psychology Society, member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and British Psychological Society (BPS) and my work is regulated by its laws and regulations.

Research is crystal clear that the most important factor for an effective therapy process is the therapeutic relationship; it is therefore my priority to build our professional partnership that is safe for you to open up about what you are struggling with. I embrace diversity in ethnicity, physical ability and sexual identity in a non-judgemental space.

During our sessions, we​ focus on understanding your relationship with your thoughts and feelings, and explore different ways to respond them differently. This includes mindfulness exercises in different forms and some practical tools for you to experiment together, and use outside the therapy room if it is beneficial for you. I take an active approach to help you identify your personal values and change your behaviours in the service of those values for a fulfilling life. In a creative and sometimes playful manner, I encourage you to dig deeper in an effort to understand yourself, why you do what you do. Keeping the power of language in mind, I also aim to raise awareness about your inner-talk and work on being kinder to yourself.

I have experience working with a range of issues, including, but not limited to, body image disturbance, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship problems, chronic pain, health behaviour change (i.e. nutrition, exercise), addictions, psychosomatic problems, grief and loss. For more information about my professional background, please visit my website.

I work with adults and adolescents. The session fee is £75, and I offer a limited number of slots with a concession fee, please briefly explain your situation when you enquire.

I am aware that choosing the right therapist can be daunting, and for this reason, I offer free initial consultation via Zoom. Please email me to arrange an informal chat to discuss whether we can make a good team to help you move towards the life you want.

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