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Psychotherapy & Sport Psychology

Born and raised in Istanbul. Completed his academic career at Uskudar American Academy, Bogazici University, and University of Roehampton, respectively. Conducts practices mainly in the fields of sport psychology and adult therapy; within the frameworks of Gestalt psychology and therapy.

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Born and raised in  Istanbul, lived in various cities and countries, then settled back in Istanbul. Completed his academic career at Üsküdar American Academy, Boğaziçi University, and University of Roehampton, respectively. Owns an MSc degree in the field of sport psychology.


Mainly centers his practices around the Gestalt psychology and therapy. Following his return to Turkey, he completed four years of Gestalt training. Also owns an internationally acknowledged certificate in EMDR therapy. Specialises in areas such as; attachment, loss, grief, anxiety, phobia and traumas in adults. 


Currently conducts private sessions (including online sessions), works with Papara Supermassive (LoL) and MNA E-Sport (CS:GO) teams, conducts psychology based seminars and consults corporate companies.



Osmanağa Mah., Kadıköy - İSTANBUL

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does an online session work?

Once the appointment is booked, the client and therapist decide on a platform (i.e. FaceTime, Skype, Zoom) to have a video meeting. Both parties block a duration of a whole session - 50 minutes - and pick a secure environment where they cannot be interrupted by their surroundings. It is highly recommended that the client chooses a comfortable environment where they can securely and genuienly express theirselves.

If the client is starting a new process, main documents such as the 'informed consent form' and 'admission paper' are digitally shared via e-mail and expected to be signed prior to the first session.

How do private sessions work?

Clients are centred in all our services and private sessions are tailored according to their needs. Each client contains a unique need, so it is not efficient to progress with a one standard package for every client. First meeting is considered as the assessment session where an overall information about the client is collected. Then a fundamental map is built based on the assessments and the following process is planned accordingly.

How long is each session?

Therapy and counseling sessions are planned approximately as 50 minutes as an international standard.

Depending on the session's progression, it can be ended earlier within the client's consent. On rare occasions, extending the duration of a session depends on the therapist's availability and initiative. Normally a session is completed within the 50 minutes framework.

Which techniques do you use?

In private sessions, the most effectice healer is the therapeutic relation built between the therapist and client. In this regard, providing a secure environment comes before any therapeutic technique.

Özgür F. Ataç personally prefers two main approach: Gestalt and EMDR. Most of the work is centred around Gestalt psychology principles. However the applied techqniues slightly vary according to the individual's needs.

EMDR technique is mostly preferred whilst working on phobias and certain type (i.e. memory based) of traumas.

What happens if I'm late to a session?

It is the client's responsibility to arrive to the sessions on time. If they are late, the clock keeps running and the rest of the session is conducted within the time left.

How much does each session cost?

It is the client's responsibility to arrive to the sessions on time. If they are late, the clock keeps running and the rest of the session is conducted within the time left.

Can I cancel or reschedule an appointment?

You can cancel or reschedule your appointment until 48 hours prior to your session. Cancellations requested later than this time frame will be fully charged as a whole session. This protocol is designed to protect both the therapist and client in regards to the respectability of the service. In case of urgent circumstances (i.e. serious health issues), a free rescheduling may be offered after evaluating the conditions.