Member of the Netherlands Institute of Psychologists (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen)
Masters in Clinical Psychology (Leiden University)
A few words about me
Hello, I'm Zeynep, and I'm here to support you on your path to healing and freedom from eating disorders. I understand firsthand the challenges and struggles that accompany these conditions because I've walked that road myself. For many years, I battled with an eating disorder, and it was through my own journey of recovery that I found my calling to help others who face similar challenges. As a therapist specializing in eating disorders, I bring a unique perspective to my practice. My personal experience has provided me with a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding these conditions, allowing me to connect with my clients on a profound level. I am intimately familiar with the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that can accompany an eating disorder, and I approach each client's journey with patience, empathy, and unwavering support. My goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment where you can openly explore your relationship with food, body image, and self-esteem. Together, we will work towards developing healthy coping mechanisms, fostering self-acceptance, and reclaiming a positive sense of self. I believe in the transformative power of therapy and the resilience of the human spirit, and I am dedicated to guiding you through every step of your recovery journey. Through a combination of compassion, insight, and evidence-based interventions, we will work together to create lasting change and empower you to live a life free from the grips of an eating disorder.
Through my Instagram account (@realistic.body.therapist), I have created a safe and accessible space for individuals seeking support and guidance. We are now a community of 88,000 people! My page allows me to share valuable resources, insights, and daily encouragement. It's a place where you can find relatable stories, helpful tips, and a supportive community that understands your struggles. Feel free to check it out here (https://www.instagram.com/realistic.body.therapist/) If you're ready to embark on this transformative journey towards recovery, I invite you to reach out and take that first step. Remember, you are not alone, and together we can overcome the challenges that lie ahead. I am here to support you, cheer you on, and celebrate every milestone along the way. My Therapeutic Approach: I have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Therapy. However, I choose to practice integrative therapy, which means I combine techniques from different approaches according to my client’s needs. The area of my focus is eating disorders, however, eating disorders cannot be isolated from other disorders; they are usually accompanied by other problems such as depression, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. Consequently, I also work with these problems alongside eating disorder treatment.
My Client Groups: I provide psychological services/therapy to adults struggling with their body image. I'm here to help you improve your relationship with food and have a healthier relationship with your body. It does not make a difference whether you are struggling with an eating disorder or disordered eating or you simply dislike your body. I am not focused much on diagnoses, if you are struggling and would like some help; then I am here for you!
By default, all sessions take place online. If you prefer to have your sessions face-to-face in Leiden or The Hague, please contact us for more information.
Monday – from 10:00 until 20:00 Tuesday – from 10:00 until 17:00 Wednesday – from 10:00 until 20:00 Thursday – from 10:00 until 16:00 Friday – from 10:00 until 16:00