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Pelin Ulutasli, M.A.

Based in Istanbul, Turkey

About Me

Hello! I'm an Istanbul-based, English-speaking psychotherapist providing face-to-face and online counseling and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, families, couples and adults. I mainly work with a psychodynamic approach with couples and adults, and use an integration of psychodynamic and systemic perspectives while working with children and families. Also, as an EMDRIA-accredited EMDR therapist, I occasionally use EMDR therapy when necessary. With children and families, I incorporate parents and other family members -if necessary- into therapy and work with the whole system to get to and resolve the root of the problems. Apart from psychotherapy, I also provide short-term counseling and psycho-educational services to parents to support them throughout their child-rearing journeys.


I graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology from Koc University in Istanbul in 2010 and an M.A. degree in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Roehampton in London in 2013. Currently, I'm pursuing my second M.A. degree in the Clinical Psychology program at Istanbul Bilgi University. ​I've been working in the field since 2012, and have been providing psychotherapy services in English and Turkish in my private practice (Yeni Terapi) since 2015.


On my journey to becoming a psychotherapist, I've worked at preschools, volunteered in a variety of social responsibility projects, and taken assistant researcher roles in academic research projects at Koc University and Istanbul Bilgi University. As a psychotherapist, I've had the chance to get trained in and work with different age groups and a variety of areas in the field.


In my work with children, I've not only experienced providing individual therapy in private practice, but also preschool and early childhood teaching, parent counseling groups, trauma-focused groups, and so on. The variety of experiences developed my capacity to formulate the child's psychological issues elaborately and from a wider perspective. Besides, seeing that in most cases children's psychological problems are outcomes of the systemic issues that are rooted in the family, I've gained awareness of the importance of working with the whole family and especially with the parents as a couple if they are together.


As a psychotherapist that is trained to work with children, adults, and couples, I have a holistic perspective on individuals' psychological worlds, integrating psychodynamic, systemic, and bodily-focused approaches into my work. Overall, I work with a humanistic and eclectic framework, valuing a personalized service that is tailor-made to meet my clients' needs.

Professional Trainings:

  • Introduction to Psychoanalysis Seminar Series, Istanbul Psychoanalytic Association (cont.)

  • Adult Rorschach and TAT Projective Assessments, Association for Rorschach and Projective Tests (cont.)

  • Embodied Interactional Skills for Psychotherapists, Istanbul Bilgi University

  • Working with the Child in Family Therapy, Istanbul Bilgi University

  • Advanced Psychopathology: Psychodynamic Models, Istanbul Bilgi University

  • Advanced Psychopathology: DSM and Psychopharmacology, Istanbul Bilgi University

  • Psychoanalytical Couples Therapy, Istanbul Bilgi University

  • Working with Parts in Dissociative Disorders, Inspired Therapy 

  • Working with Complex Trauma, EMDR Association

  • EMDR and Ego-State Interventions, EMDR Solutions

  • Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociation Using EMDR, Inspired Therapy

  • EMDR with Children and Adolescents Level 1 & 2, Child Trauma Therapy Center London

  • EMDR Level 2, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

  • EMDR Level 1, DBE

  • Psychobiological Approaches in Trauma Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Turkey

  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing, Somatic Experiencing Turkey

  • Expressive Play Therapy, Association for Play Therapy (A4PT)

  • Trauma-Focused Play Therapy, Association for Play Therapy (A4PT)

  • Theraplay and Marschak Parent-Child Interactional Model, The Theraplay Institute

  • Group Theraplay, The Theraplay Institute

  • Child-Centered Play Therapy, Association for Play Therapy (A4PT)

  • Filial Therapy, Association for Play Therapy (A4PT)


Get In Touch


Address: Yeni Terapi

Ethem Efendi Cad. No:31 Sim Apt. D:2 34728
Erenkoy Kadikoy Istanbul


I'll reply to you as soon as possible.

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