Zeynep Mikeli Psychodynamic Counsellor and CBT TherapistZeynep Mikeli:

Psychodynamic Counsellor & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (MBACP)

Hi, I am Zeynep Mikeli, Psychodynamic Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), a registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I am currently available to work in person, online and via phone with clients at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.

I believe as human beings we are not immune from having unwanted experiences and feelings. There is no shame in struggling with difficult experiences and emotions.

I am here to help and be alongside you to take action to get better, as an experienced, safe, and skilful therapist on your journey.


What I offer:
– There are many reasons why people may contact me such as feeling overwhelmed, anxious, unsettled or struggling at work or with relationship difficulties.

– At times, it may be feeling low, isolated, or finding it difficult to share your feelings with people close to you because of a fear of being judged.

– You may be having trouble managing anxiety symptoms such as panic attacks, OCD or social anxiety.

– You may have been told that your symptoms are caused by emotions (a psychological root) or you have been diagnosed with an illness and have a long-term health condition.

– Some people who come to see me have feelings of low self-confidence and low self-esteem or perhaps a feeling of being stuck and not being able to identify a particular cause for difficult emotions.

– I have also worked with clients who repeat relationship patterns causing deep emotional pain and distress or leading to difficult and complicated relationships.

These are some of the difficulties I have been working with, but the list is not limited to the above. I can help with finding coping strategies as well as helping you to reach the root of the problem for a longer-term solution in a safe, sensitive, and compassionate way.

I am a culturally sensitive and open-minded therapist.

I provide warm, professional, and ethical therapy. I value an open and direct approach where difficult subjects can be talked about without feeling judged.

My past clients often complimented my ability to provide a caring and warm space but also be able to feel challenged by helping them to think differently about issues that helped with change.


About me: Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field and over 10 years of that has been offering short and long-term therapy in NHS psychotherapeutic services in London.

I have a vast amount of experience working with multicultural communities, ages, and diversity. I am a genuinely caring, compassionate person and I find helping people to have a better quality of life very rewarding. I feel privileged to be part of the journey.

My core training is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Counselling. I additionally trained extensively in post-graduate training and qualifications in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) and Evidence-based Practices Working with Long Term Health Conditions (LTC). As well as post-graduate training and experience as a clinical supervisor.

If you like to find out more about how I tailor these types of therapy modality approaches to you, please get in touch and I can explain further.

You may not know where to start. It’s not always easy to know what you are exactly looking for find the right therapist. If you have any questions at all about how therapy works or about how I can help you, please contact me for a free 20-minute chat before you decide.

I offer therapy both in English and Turkish.


Areas of counselling I deal with


My Fees:
My fee is £75 per session. Limited concessions (Reduced-Rate Therapy) are offered for those on a low income and students please contact me to discuss.

I am registered with a number of private healthcare insurance companies.

  • AXA
  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality Health and others.


***If you are interested in contacting Zeynep Mikeli or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Zeynep Mikeli Works With

Client Issues Zeynep Deals With

Therapy Modalities Zeynep uses With Clients

Zeynep Mikeli – Working Hours

Monday 09:00 – 18:00 Thursday 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday N/A Friday 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Zeynep Mikeli, Psychodynamic Counsellor & Cognitive Behavioural Therapist can be reached using the following:
Telephone: 07950 184535
Email: [email protected]

Training and Qualifications

Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)/ Birkbeck College

University of London PG training in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy( DIT) Anna Freud Centre

PG Certificate in Evidence Based Practices in working Long term health conditions

PG Certificate in Clinical Supervision

Previous Therapeutic Experience

I have 10 years’ experiences working as a Therapist in both short term and long term NHS services as well as MIND Charities.

Prior to my therapy training I worked many years as a Mental Health Advocate in MIND organisations.

Offers client Sessions In Languages Other Than English

Zeynep Mikeli offers client sessions in English and Turkish

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.


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