EMEL KAHRAMAN BANFORD, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist


Norwich English, Turkish
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EMEL KAHRAMAN BANFORD, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist


Norwich English, Turkish
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My Approach

My background is in puppetry, so my journey of working with children has always followed a creative path. I now use different methods in my therapy practice, whether it is art, play, metaphors in storytelling or symbols in sand to help children make sense of their overwhelming feelings or difficult experiences. I believe that compassion, empathy and the alliance between the therapist and the client are the key in the therapeutic change.

The integrative element of my approach means I am able to use different therapy approaches and tailor those to each individual’s strengths and needs. My framework will always include neuroscientific understanding of attachment and trauma, psychodynamic and humanistic therapies, and cognitive elements such as psycho-education.

In Reflective Parenting sessions, my starting point will always be you know your child best. However, sometimes we all need some space and a different perspective to understand the difficulties the children are experiencing. My aim is to provide that non-judgemental space to help you strengthen your skills in understanding the inner world of your child. You may need this support when your child is a baby or they are about to leave home, and anywhere in between.

About Me

I am a qualified Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. I also offer Reflective Parenting sessions as well as individual therapy for adults.

I have experience working with clients on various issues affecting their well-being, including developmental trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, selective mutism, eating disorders, PTSD, self-esteem, loss and bereavement, self-harm, divorce and separation, family conflict, and behavioural problems.

I work with

  • Children and young people
  • Families
  • Individuals

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Child Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family
  • Identity Problems
  • Parents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

Norwich Office


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UKCP College

  • College for Child and Adolescent Psychotherapies (CCAP)

Working with Children

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