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Ayhan Alman de la Osa

Gestalt Psychotherapist


Type of client

  • Companies
  • Individuals


  • German
  • Turkish

Methods of practice

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

London, W3

Wheelchair access


Taking the first step and reaching out for help can be difficult. It is normal to feel uncertain and worry about finding the right therapist, with whom you may go on to share some deeply personal experiences. In my private practice I work with many aspects of human experience, like difficulties relating, loss, bereavement, depression and anxiety. My aim is to create a safe and accepting space for exploration. My approach to therapy is relational, body focused and experimental. Change often happens naturally and effortlessly when we learn to accept ourselves as we are.

Over the years my interest has grown particularly towards two specific areas.

Trauma & Stress

Many clients who seek my help experience various degrees of stress from overwhelming past experiences that still impact on them even though the event has passed. These type of problems are often addressed as trauma, which may sound like a big word, but all it means is literally “wound“. As with physical wounds there can be small and big ones. While small wounds can be patched up easily, the big ones can become resistant to heal and keep hurting. My approach to trauma therapy is grounded in relational contemporary trauma practice and mindfulness which I acquired through specialist training, ongoing continuous professional development and my clinical practice. My aim is to work alongside you, as I am a firm believer that you are the expert of your experience and that we can collaboratively work together to develop the support you need for your healing journey.

Gender, Sex & Relationship Diversity

Clients who seek to work with me on gender, sex and relationship diversity (known as GSRD) often don’t fit into the popular narrative: Man and women fall in love, they procreate (and have amazing sex all the time) and live happily ever after. Unfortunately this binaried narrative troubles many of my clients (including myself) and the consequences for not fitting in can be devastating. If you experience challenges in relation to your gender, sexuality or relationships, counselling and psychotherapy (in particular, the gestalt approach) can help to figure things out. I am affirmative and nonjudgmental towards you and what you bring to therapy.

I work with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Employment Difficulties
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Online Counselling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Transgender
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

UKCP colleges

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)

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London, W3

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