Emel Mehmet is a Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Educational Psychotherapist. She works with clients mostly aged 11 – 30, including children, teenagers, young people and families on issues relating to identity and sense of self, self-worth, shame, anxiety, panic attacks, performance anxiety, depression, self harm, suicidal ideation, victims of abuse, relationship difficulties, learning difficulties, racial identity, eating disorders, body dysmorphia and body image, bereavement, grief and trauma.
Educational Psychotherapy (EPT) is a technique that allows the therapist to have insight into the client’s internal world through various tasks, working with the barriers that hinder learning and development. EPT is ideal for people whose behaviour, learning, or emotions seem stuck in a cycle or spiral, and for anyone who is not comfortable with direct talking or doesn’t feel able to talk. Educational Psychotherapy is a highly effective way of helping people to learn. It combines teaching with a chance to explore and make sense of painful or traumatic experiences that might get in the way of learning and development.
Since 2008 Emel has worked in a variety of educational settings including in an international school. Her background is in teaching young people with additional needs, hence her special interest in working with students using creative tasks. She currently works at Leytonstone Secondary School and the Royal Academy of Music.
Emel studied dance and enjoys supporting performing artists and maintaining a connection with the arts.