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Sevde  Baris Sahbudak

Sevde  Baris Sahbudak

Counsellor in London

Sevde is a Registered Member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy and the Turkish Psychological Counseling and Guidance Association (TPDR DER).
Sevde Baris Sahbudak is a psychological counselor and is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Guidance and Psychological Counseling at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

Sevde Baris Sahbudak has completed a three-year complementary education in Somatic Experiencing" which is a pyscho-biological approach for trauma resolution approved by SETI (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute-USA) and EASE (European Association for Somatic Experiencing). Sevde is authorised to use the title "Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)" and to perform Somatic Experiencing trauma work according to Peter Levine Ph.D.

Sevde offers counseling services for adults who are having difficulties in the following areas;
-depression
-anxiety and panic attacks,
-loss of self esteem,
-bereavement and loss,
-trauma related psychosomatic symptoms,
-anger management,
-childhood abuse and trauma
-relationship difficulties
-eating difficulties
-loss of meaning and purpose in life

Besides her own private practice Sevde is serving in many areas (including postcode of N19, W5, TW1) and also offering online therapy services. She also provides mental health services as a sessional counsellor at IMECE Women's Center, set up in 1982, in London by offering culturally gender sensitive therapy and by supporting women who are affected by various forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW&G) including Harmful Practices such as Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence.

Background & Qualifications

Sevde Barış Şahbudak is a psychological counselor and is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Guidance and Psychological Counseling at Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

Sevde has completed a three-year complementary education in Somatic Experiencing" which is a pyscho-biological approach for trauma resolution approved by SETI (Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute-USA) and EASE (European Association for Somatic Experiencing). Sevde is authorised to use the title "Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)" and to perform Somatic Experiencing trauma work according to Peter Levine Ph.D.

During her PhD course, Sevde wrote a chapter of ‘Working with children in grief' in a recently published book of Grief Counseling (published in 2017, edited by Özgür Erdur-Baker & İdil Aksöz-Efe.) Her interest on grief counseling and childhood trauma emerged from her working experience with children in a summer school in Soma, Turkey after the mine disaster in 2015. which left many of the children trying to cope with the loss of their fathers. This led Sevde to take specialized trauma training in "Somatic Experiencing".

Sevde graduated with high honors from her Master degree in "Guidance and Psychological Counseling" from Bogaziçi University which is one of the most prestigious and well-established universities in Turkey. Sevde explored the rejection sensitivity of young people through the lens of adverse childhood experiences and perceived parental acceptance-rejection for her Master thesis. She also provided counseling services to university students at Bogaziçi University Guidance and Psychological Counselling Center (BÜREM) during her post-graduate training.

During her Master education she became a certified Child Centered Play Therapist which is awarded by Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center - Dr. Risë VanFleet.

​She was also trained at Experiential Play Therapy Level I (by Nilüfer Devecigil) and Level II (by Dr. Bryon Norton).

Besides her own private practice serving in many areas (including postcode of N19, W5, TW1 ). She also provides mental health services as a sessional counsellor at Imece Women's Center, set up in 1982, in London by offering culturally gender sensitive therapy and by supporting women who are affected by various forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW&G) including Harmful Practices such as Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence.

My Specialisms

My approach is relational and integrative; depending on the unique needs of clients and the issue that will work on, I mainly use;
Somatic Experiencing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy

-Somatic Experiencing
-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
-Existential Therapy

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I both work short and long term and also offering online sessions. I try to create nonjudgemental, safe area for clients which they feel contained and express whatever the issue they have, and co-regulate with the therapist when they needed. In therapy room as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I can define the therapy like a dance of two autonomous nervous systems which are resonating together.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person Please Call
Counselling In Person Please Call