Selma Yanik

Selma Yanik

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, German, Turkish

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Therapist - Aberdeen

Aberdeen AB15
Sessions from £70.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a German Board Certified Child & Youth Psychotherapist and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA). I have received my degree in Child & Youth Psychotherapy from the well-established institute of Akip (University Hospital Cologne). Before moving to Aberdeen during Summer 2018, I worked as a Psychotherapist in the German Neuroscience Center Dubai. My focus has been on prevention programs utilizing cognitive-behavioural, interpersonal and family-based strategies. 

My professional experience includes dealing with

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories and other adverse life experience to bring these to an adaptive resolution
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Anxiety Disorders (Bullying victims, Performance/ Social and    Specific Anxieties, Panic attacks)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Other behavioural and emotional disorders (such as adjustment, conduct, oppositional behaviour)
  • Somatization disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorders (OCD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Autism-Spectrum-Disorders
How do I work with children and adolescents?

  • in-depth case history

  • thorough psychological examination
  • treatment planning with parents and their children
  • strong relationship

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Spirituality, Trauma, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Cognitive, EMDR, Play therapy

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Families, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited