Ayhan Alman - UKCP registered Psychotherapist

About Me

Originally from Germany, I moved to London in 2010. I have also spent two years living and working in Marbella, Spain, where I provided psychotherapy services to English and German-speaking communities. In 2022, I returned to the UK to focus on research.

Hello and welcome. I’m Ayhan and thank you for taking a moment to learn a bit about me. In a world that often feels fast-paced and overwhelming, I find solace in offering a space where authenticity and connection thrive. My journey into the field of psychotherapy was driven by a deep curiosity about the human experience. Over time, it transformed into a passionate commitment to support individuals like you in navigating life’s twists and turns. What sets me apart is not only my comprehensive five-year MSc degree in psychotherapy but also my dedication to understanding each person fully.

Since 2014, my path in psychotherapy started with placements in the voluntary sector and the NHS, and since 2017, I’ve been in private practice. This journey has equipped me with a deep understanding of diverse human experiences. Over time, my relentless drive to better the lives of my communities led me to collaborate with my colleagues, Dr. Vikram Kolmannskog and John Gillespie, to co-edit and co-author Queering Gestalt Therapy – An Anthology on Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity in Psychotherapy, a peer-reviewed publication by Routledge, underscoring my commitment to advancing the field.

In my spare time, you’ll often find me taking walks with my dog, who never fails to remind me to embrace life’s simple joys. I’ve also discovered the joys of learning the piano, much to the delight (or perhaps confusion) of my neighbours. And, plot twist, I’ve recently found myself back in DJing — not for the crowds, but purely for the fun of crafting musical mashups.

Academic Qualifications:

  • MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy – Middlesex University, London
  • MA Digital Arts – University of the Arts, London
  • Post-Graduate Diploma Contemporary Trauma Practice – Relational Change, Oxford
  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Metanoia, London
  • Clinical Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy – Metanoia, London

Continuous Professional Development:

  • Professional Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy – CICS, Herts
  • Certificate in Contemporary Intimate Partner Therapy – CICS, Herts
  • Diagnosis, Assessment & Pharmacological Treatment of Adults with ADHD – UKAAN, London
  • Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice – King’s College London
  • Understanding Autism – University of Kent
  • The Utilisation of EMDR (and IFS) in Eating Disorders – EMDR Association Sussex & Pam Virdi
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling – The Cherished Family Project, Birmingham
  • Part 1, 2 & 3 EMDR Europe Standard Accredited Training – EMDR Academy, Roehampton
  • Delivering Psychotherapy & EMDR Online – EMDR Academy & EMDR Association
  • Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – AoEC, London
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling – Gestalt Centre, London
  • Foundation in Performance/Acting – Arts Ed, London

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