Clinical Psychologist Zeynep Sarıkaya

Zeynep Sarıkaya

Clinical Psychologist

Depression Anxiety Panic Disorder Trauma and PTSD Anxiety


  • Queen Mary University of London

    Clinical Psychology / Graduate

  • Işık University

    Psychology / Undergraduate

Schools of Study

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


She completed her undergraduate education in psychology in English at Işık University and graduated with honors. During her undergraduate studies, she supported research carried out within the school as an assistant research assistant and voluntarily observed patients in the psychiatry departments of various hospitals. She did her clinical internship at Bakırköy Psychiatric and Neurological Disorders Hospital. She studied at the psychology department of Cardiff Metropolitan University in England for a period of her undergraduate education through the Erasmus program. She wrote her thesis about the effect of test anxiety on performance. She then went on to earn a master's degree in mental health and psychological therapies from Queen Mary University in London. She started her career as a clinical support worker in the acute psychiatry service at Lewisham Hospital under the Ministry of Health in England. After returning to Turkey, she continued to work with school-age children as a psychological counselor in several schools. She continues to provide psychotherapy to young people and adults by adopting the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. She is a member of the Turkish Psychological Association and the British Psychological Association.

Areas of Expertise

Communication Problems Coping with Grief and Loss Social Anxiety

Seminars and Conferences

  • Psychotherapy Supervision, Dr. Damla Til Öğüt, in progress
  • Beck-Oriented Cognitive Therapy, Dr. Emel Stroup CBTistanbul (80 hours)
  • Cognitive Therapy for Children and Adolescents, Dr. Başak Demiriz (72 hours)
  • Experiential Play Therapy Module I, Nilüfer Devecigil Psychology Istanbul
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, Zümra Atalay Mindfulness Institute, 8 weeks
  • Mindfulness Instructor Training for Children (4-12 years old) Eline Snel Method, Sepin İnceer Academy for Mindful Teaching, Reporting
  • MOXO Attention Test Practitioner Certification Training, MOXO Turkey
  • Attention and Perception Tests Training, Institute of Clinical Psychology
  • Pedagogical Formation, Marmara University