Dr Levent Yurdakul
DClinPsych, PG Diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology, MSc, BSc
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Levent Yurdakul is a clinical psychologist working both in private practice and as Consultant Clinical Psychologist at St Magnus Hospital in Surrey. He sees clients across the lifespan ranging from common health problems through to complex psychological difficulties.
Dr Yurdakul uses an integrative approach including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), paying particular attention to attachment patterns, personality and the impact of life experiences. He is an accredited Interpersonal Therapy practitioner and supervisor. Dr Yurdakul has a particular interest and expertise in the treatment of complex depressions including persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia). In more recent years an innovation in his practice has been the use of an adapted and evidence-based form of IPT known as Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for the treatment of those suffering from mixed mood states such as Bipolar II Disorder.
Both CBT & IPT are National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended treatments for a wide range of psychological disorders.
His neuropsychological work includes assessments and interventions for dementia, cognitive impairments due to neurological conditions, and acquired head injuries.
Dr Yurdakul’s work also includes medico-legal assessments in relation to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and psychological injury. He is a highly experienced, especially friendly and engaging practitioner who we are delighted to have in the Clinical Partners team.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Trauma and stress related disorders
- Loss/bereavement and transitions across the lifespan
- Mental health problems arising from chronic physical illness
- Postconcussional syndrome
- Management of behaviour that challenges
- Assessment of psychological injury (including PTSD) following personal injury
- PG Diploma in IPT
- PG Diploma in Applied Clinical Neuropsychology
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- MSc in Neuroscience
- BSc Hons Psychology
- Health & Care Professions Council
- British Psychological Society
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
- Time- limited and longer-term psychological interventions
- Neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation