Seray’s story

Seray Soyman is a psychologist and sexologist specialising in both general mental health and sexual health. She strives to create a space that is both supportive and accepting, where you can feel free to express yourself without judgment.

Seray Soyman Untangled Psychology
“My philosophy is to provide evidence-based care, rooted in kindness, empathy, and respect, to help you navigate the complexities of life by discovering your inner strength and resilience.”

My journey in life began in the city of Izmir, nestled along the stunning coastline of western Turkey. This captivating place holds a special place in my heart, for it is here that I was born and raised. As a high school student, I found myself torn between the beauty of art and science.

Driven by a passion for facilitating positive change in people’s lives, I decided to embark on training for both. Ultimately, I choose to pursue psychology, and I went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in my hometown. Then, pursuing a master’s degree in Italy proved to be a pivotal moment in my life since my international journey started at that moment and has profoundly shaped my approach to psychology.

As a psychologist and a sexologist, living abroad has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of cultural diversity, as well as the challenges that expats and international communities face. I have developed a deep appreciation for cultural differences and learned to navigate the complexities that come with working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. As a result, I become better equipped to provide a safe and inclusive space for individuals to discuss their mental and sexual health. I advocate for inclusive and accessible mental and sexual healthcare by taking part in research projects and training programmes in order to contribute to healthcare practices internationally.

My practice is grounded in the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy for general mental health. In addition, I also specialise in sex and relationship therapy, working with individuals and couples. I work in a human-centred way, where we create a collaborative process for tailored treatment in our sessions. As a professional, I am deeply committed to providing quality care and support. In my practice, I strive to create a space that is both supportive and accepting, where you can feel free to express yourself without judgment. My non-judgmental approach is grounded in the belief that every person’s experiences are valid and deserve to be acknowledged.

My goal is to help you build the tools and skills needed to overcome the challenges you face and lead a fulfilling life.

Warm regards,

Seray Soyman, MSc

English & Turkish-speaking Psychologist & Sexologist

Non-formal Education & Experiential Learning Trainer / Facilitator

Testimonials

"Seray is very knowledgeable about social anxiety, and she can guide you in overcoming it."
Anonymous
"Seray was very professional, making me feel very safe and creating a well-structured path where results were observable."
Anonymous
"I have spent a significant part of my life struggling with low self-esteem and socializing, often overthinking every interaction. In 2023, I finally decided to seek help and contacted Untangled Psychology. I began working with Seray in June. I appreciated the organized structure of the sessions, which involved discussing my feelings, identifying the problem (or the source of the complaint), delving into the underlying theory, and then finding exercises to address it. Subsequently, I immersed myself in self-compassion, and the situation improved at a pace I hadn't expected. I wholeheartedly recommend them as the team is incredibly supportive."
J. T.
“The support and insight I gained from my sessions with Seray were absolutely vital in assisting me through a very difficult period in my life. Seray is very compassionate and probing, and she really assists you in managing day-to-day challenges, as well as in doing the important work of understanding yourself and your history. Particularly for expats who are away from family and friends and going through a period of transition, having psychological support is one of the best things you can do for yourself. I would highly recommend Seray as a psychologist to others in this situation. Thank you so much, Seray.”
L.
“Seray's calm and soothing presence, in addition to her expertise and her approach were what made my sessions so valuable to me. I never considered how "easy" and "simple" might be for a homework or an exercise to change my perspective on things - not because therapy itself is easy, but because I never expected how effective are the small, but consecutive steps for dragging myself out of the mud. Starting therapy, doing the work, discussing difficult topics, connecting the dots between seemingly unrelated things from the past and the present was very emotional, and at times a very heavy process for me. Seray helped me navigate through and find explanations for things that made me feel anxious, that made me over prepare for all the horrible things that may or may not happen in life (but in my head they were definitely “likely” scenarios). And more importantly, the understanding and insights I got from our sessions brought me more peace. Life didn't magically become easy simply because I was in therapy, but it became easier for me to handle things, to just live and do things. My biggest surprise of all is that I am now slowly learning to be kinder and nicer to myself, and honestly, I really like taking good care of myself 🙂 Thank you for your support Seray, it means a lot to me!”
Milva

Education:

BA – Bachelor in Psychology – Yasar University, Turkey

MSc – Clinical Psychosexology – Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Training – Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Association (accredited by European Association for Behaviour and Cognitive Therapies – EABCT), Turkey

Member of Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen ‘Dutch Association of Psychologists’ (NIP) number: 242590