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Sibel Karamaras

M.Sc. Psychologist, Psychological Counselor

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I specialize in anxiety, phobia, interpersonal dynamics, anger, self-esteem, stress management, and migration/expat challenges. We can schedule a 10-minute call to discuss my approach and any questions you might have.
  • €65 / session
  • Intro session (10 min) - €0 / session
Based inAmsterdam
Last active
3 years at It's Complicated
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About me

Psychology has always taken a very special place in my life where I get inspired from different cultures, different experiences and different people.

I am currently working as a psychological counselor for adults as well as an organizational trainer in corporate companies through online platforms. I have moved to the Netherlands, after living in Norway and Turkey.

If you're interested in reading my psychology articles in a concise format, you can check out my Medium profile. Here is the link: https://medium.com/@sibel.karamaras

My approach

My practice centers on nurturing a strong connection with clients, built on non-judgmental, compassionate, and open interactions.

I have received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) applications. I also combine multidisciplinary methods through my trainings on schema-therapy, mindfulness and psychosomatic symptoms.

"Cognitive Behavioral Therapies" is a family of therapies that encompass various cognitive, behavioral and emotion-focused techniques. It focuses on the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that sustain the person's problems. It has been developed and tested based on scientific findings, is more solution-oriented than different therapy schools and thus provides benefits in a shorter time. In this direction, the psychologist and the client actively and collaboratively try to reach the clients' goals with different practices both inside and outside the session. Along with supporting the client to cope with current problems during the sessions, it is also aimed to gain life-long skills.

- What is the structure of the sessions?

Online consultancy/ counselling sessions are held for 50 minutes. The first 1 or 2 sessions are especially important for the assesment, after that, the sessions proceed in a structured way with a solution-oriented approach.

- Are you not familiar or certain about psychological support?

I believe that the initial consultations are very important both for the client and the counselor. In this sense, we can organize a free (up to 15 minutes) initial consultation so that we can both hear each other and exchange some basic information such as your counselling goals and my working method, and then you can decide whether you want to continue.

Where I practice

Qualifications and experience

Education
- Center for Behavioral Studies & Therapies: Clinical Applications of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Training - Center for Behavioral Studies & Therapies: Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Group Supervision - Oxford University Mindfulness Center: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training - The International Society of Schema Therapy: Schema Therapy International Certification Training 2019 – 2021 Istanbul Kent University / Clinical Psychology Master’s Degree (Thesis: Psychosocial Effects of COVID-19 and Social Isolation Process) 2012 – 2015 Istanbul Bilgi University / Organizational Psychology Master’s Degree (Thesis: Emotional Labor in Salespeople and Its Relation to the Job Satisfaction) (International Article: Power of Person-Job Fit: Emotional Labour for Salespeople and Its Relation to Job Satisfaction) 2005 – 2010 Bogazici University / Psychology Bachelor’s Degree
Experience
2021 – Cont. Freelance / Clinical & Organizational Psychologist, Psychological Counselor 2021 – Cont. Nar Training and Consultancy Center/ Freelance Corporate Trainer (with synchronous and asynchronous training methods) 2018 – 2021 Nar Training and Consultancy Center/ Business Excellence Manager 2014 – 2017 Avita Employee Assistance Program / Product Manager 2013 – 2014 RB (Reckitt Benckiser) / HR Specialist 2010 – 2013 Johnson & Johnson / HR Specialist
Languages
English
Turkish
Insurances
Private Pay

Published articles

  • €65 / session
  • Intro session (10 min) - €0 / session
Based inAmsterdam
Last active
3 years at It's Complicated
Available online
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