Ayhan Alman de la Osa 
As a Turkish born German who has lived in London since 2010 I understand the internal and external pressures related to gender, identity, culture and religion.

Growing up on the edge of two opposing cultures left me often wondering where I belonged. I am aware of the challenges a diverse background may has for families, relationships and work environments. This awareness shapes my work as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and I offer a nonjudgmental and accepting space for exploration.

Ayhan Alman de la Osa - MBACP
With more than 12 years experience as a researcher, facilitator and creative collaborator I found myself drawn to the relational challenges we face.

My own personal experience of being able to change and grow, and the joy of seeing others change and grow prompted my interest in psychotherapy and counselling.

My ongoing psychological training enables me to support clients effectively. I draw from a wide set of tools to design each engagement based on client needs and preferences. I am experienced with short-term and long-term counselling and worked for various services including the NHS.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and comply with their code of ethics.

Former qualifications include:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Trauma Practice – Relational Change, Oxford
  • Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling – Metanoia, London
  • Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – AoEC, London
  • Certificate in Humanistic Counselling – Gestalt Centre, London
  • Foundation in Performance/Acting – Arts Ed, London
  • MA Digital Arts – University of the Arts, London


If you need more information about counselling & psychotherapy, I am happy to discuss any questions you may have over the phone.