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Dr Levent Yurdakul
Dr Levent Yurdakul
BSc(Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, AFBPsS
Psychology
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SUBSPECIALTIES

Neuropsychology

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Health Care and Professional Council: PYL22730

LANGUAGES

english

About


I am a UK  trained clinical psychologist with 15 years post-qualification experience. I work across the lifespan (ages 11+) and provide psychological assessments and interventions for the majority of psychological difficulties/disorders that older children, teenagers and adults may encounter throughout the course of their lives.

Having worked in the NHS for nearly two decades and also worked in the private sector for the last ten years, I have a wealth of experience of  working in the majority of health settings (primary care, community mental health teams, wards, neuropsychiatry, neuro-rehabilitation, low secure facilities , private practice and multidisciplinary private clinic).

My specialisms include the treatment of mood disorders utilising cognitive behavioural and interpersonal psychotherapies. I also offer an adaptation of interpersonal therapy known as IPSRT, a highly effective intervention for those struggling with mood instability such as bipolar 2 disorder.

Specialist assessments: Neuropsychological assessments and interventions, in particular the dementias; medico-legal assessments and reports for a range of presentations.
 

 

 

 

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Medical Procedures

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Neuropsychological assessments and interventions

Medico-legal assessments and court reports 

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Special Interests

Depressions (including Bipolar II Disorder)

Anxiety disorders and phobias

Trauma and stress related disorders

Loss, bereavement and transitions across the lifespan

Relationships difficulties, interpersonal disputes and anger

Emotional regulation difficulties including self-harm and addictive behaviours

Post-concussional syndrome (mild traumatic brain injury)

Dementias and neurological conditions

Physical illness and long term conditions

Education

Accredited Interpersonal Psychotherapist and Supervisor with The IPT UK Network 

PG Diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

MSc Neuroscience

BSc (Hons) Psychology


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I worked with Levent over a period of four to five months to address some interpersonal and relationship issues I was experiencing following a personal breakdown and diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and Cyclothimic Depression. Rather than giving me a label and prescribing medication Levent helped me to see that every situation is complex and multi-layered and so needs a well thought out approach. Working with Levent has made me a lot more capable of dealing with my own moods and relationships in a short space of time which is testament to his experience, knowledge and considered approach to clinical psychology.
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02-05-2019
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All good.
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13-03-2019
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Dr Yurdakul has helped me immensely with my anxiety over the past few months, helping me cope with the pressures and demands of my job. At no point did I feel I was being "quizzed", it felt very much like we were working things out together and I am now a completely different person.
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20-02-2019
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Very helpful psychologist. Easy to talk to and felt like I could process issues and come to terms with problems in a non-pressured environment. Would definitely come back to see him again and would recommend to other patients highly. Many thanks for your help
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08-02-2019
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Levent is kind, intuitive, calm and just the right balance of listener and advice giver. He has strong interpersonal skills and gets the issues easily. We appreciate his wisdom and what he has done for our family.
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27-01-2019
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Dr Levent has been amazing in helping me though out the two years that I saw him, I really valued his advice and judgement and overall he was incredibly helpful
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11-10-2018
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Our son developed OCD symptoms seemingly overnight. The symptoms were preventing him from leading a normal life - for example, it could take up to 2 hours to settle him at night as he didn't want his duvet cover to touch him for fear that this would bring him bad luck. As you can imagine - we were very distressed that our beautiful, kind, thoughtful son had such terrible and unwarranted anxiety. As soon as we met Dr Yurdakul, we felt in safe hands. He had such a calm, positive and fun personality that I had hope that we would make it through this problem as a family. Dr Yurdakul had an appropriately gentle manner with both our son and us as parents. We all felt that we could open up to him and in that way he could help identify root causes and therefore solutions. In our case the root causes of the anxiety seemed to be un-diagnosed dyslexia causing stress at school, the recent bereavement of a close family member and that this child, unlike his rough and tumble siblings, needed a more 'cosy' home environment. We met with Dr Yurdakul almost weekly for a couple of months. Almost as quickly as they came, and as a direct result of Dr Yurdakul's interventions, the OCD symptoms disappeared and stayed away. You can only imagine the relief we felt - our son was back with us! I noticed a tiny return of a small amount of OCD symptoms in the days leading up to starting a new school in September of this year, however, now knowing that my son needs an extra supportive home environment, I was able to provide that, and the symptoms disappeared again without further help from Dr Yurdakul. I could not recommend Dr Yurdakul more highly and am thankful that we were able to find him.
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03-10-2018
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He is a sympathetic listener and i was impressed with the way he dealt with my son. He was able to get him to express himself openly without feeling judged which has helped me understand my son better.
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02-09-2018
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I strongly recommend Dr Yurdakul as a therapist. He is very professional and caring and has always made me feel comfortable. He has helped me with my concerns which enabled me to move forward with confidence.
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29-08-2018
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The quality of the relationship with my thirteen year old son is undoubtedly much better since he/we started seeing Levent. I am very excited about this renewed opportunity we have to improve the communication between us and the sense that he will more likely confide in me as he starts secondary school.
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17-08-2018
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Levent has been excellent. His advice has helped me significantly in the last few months. 5 star service.
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16-08-2018
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Dr Yurdakul has always made me feel very comfortable. He is extremely professional and in my opinion an excellent therapist. He has definitely helped me a lot.
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15-08-2018
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I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I found myself in a strange position where, after more than thirty years, my wife had decided we should divorce, and our younger daughter seemed to be complicit. I was in my late sixties , was in unfamiliar emotional territory . I needed to talk to someone who understood what my difficulties were, and who had helped other people in my situation. I was given Dr Yurdukal's name . It soon became clear that he understood exactly the sort of difficulties I was having, and he explained these in terms that I could understand. \ He said that a course of therapy would help me come to terms with my anxieties, and he told me what was involved . This process was going to take longer than I had anticipated , but in retrospect he was exactly right. As a result I have been able to make sense of a situation that had been causing me considerable distress, and to say that Dr Yurdukal helped in this process would be a considerable understatement. He told me early on that he would help me get my own life back. And this exactly what he has done.
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15-08-2018
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I went to Levent two years ago for weekly sessions. I found him most professional and easy to talk to. If only I had gone to him years before. I cannot thank him enough for his help and invaluable support I am a totally different person and a much happier one.
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12-07-2018
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