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A Licensed Professional Here to Guide You

Şener Cem Irmak, GMBPsS, is a dedicated psychological and family counselor with a strong background in health psychology, family counseling, and education. Currently pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Psychology at the University of Derby and holding a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Family Counseling and Education, Şener is a Health Psychologist in training, eager to apply his evolving knowledge and skills to support individuals and families in achieving optimal well-being. With a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology and as a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, Şener demonstrates his commitment to professional development and ethical practice.

With over six years of professional counseling experience since 2017, Şener has provided invaluable support to young people and adults facing various challenges. With a compassionate and client-centered approach, he helps individuals develop effective coping strategies, overcome obstacles, and improve their overall mental well-being. Drawing from evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Şener empowers individuals to make positive changes and achieve their goals. He combines his expertise in these therapeutic modalities with a humanistic approach, fostering a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

In addition to his counseling experience, Şener brings a unique perspective from his formal training as a Lieutenant Psychologist in the Turkish Armed Forces. During his time in the military, he provided counseling to personnel dealing with various psychological issues, including stress disorders, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders. He actively participated in the decision-making process regarding personnel's psychological fitness for military service, and he designed and implemented psychoeducation conferences and training to equip military personnel with strategies to cope with combat stress and terrorist attacks.

Since 2018, Şener has been delivering psychological and systemic counseling to the expat community in Istanbul. He has most recently served as a well-being specialist at GenderGP, a reputable global digital health company providing healthcare to transgender individuals worldwide. In this role, Şener has played a vital part in delivering specialized support to transgender individuals, further expanding his expertise and understanding of gender-affirming care.

As Şener continues his studies in health psychology and draws upon his diverse background and extensive counseling experience, he remains dedicated to helping individuals and families overcome challenges, improve their mental well-being, and lead fulfilling lives. With his compassionate approach, evidence-based interventions, and understanding of various contexts, Şener Cem Irmak is a trusted counselor who brings positive change to the lives of those he serves.


What Makes Me Stand Out

January 2016 - January  2017

Lieutenant Counselor

During his tenure as a Lieutenant Psychologist in the Turkish Armed Forces, Şener Cem Irmak made significant contributions to the mental well-being of military personnel. With a keen understanding of the unique psychological challenges faced by service members, Şener provided vital counseling support for stress disorders, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, and other psychological issues related to military service. He played an active role in assessing the psychological fitness of personnel, providing comprehensive reports to higher-ranked medical professionals. Furthermore, Şener designed and implemented psychoeducation conferences and training programs, equipping military personnel with effective coping strategies to manage combat stress and navigate the psychological impact of terrorist attacks. His preventive strategies and commitment to promoting mental health bolstered morale, motivation, and overall well-being within the military community.

April 2017 - Ongoing

Consultant Psychologist

During his role as a Counsellor Psychologist at Özel Maltepe Bölge Hastanesi (Private Hospital), Şener Cem Irmak provided valuable counseling and support to a diverse range of patients. With a focus on adult patients with neurodegenerative disorders, dementia, psychotic disorders, depression, and adjustment disorders, Şener offered compassionate guidance and evidence-based interventions to help individuals navigate their mental health challenges. Additionally, he worked closely with children and adolescents, addressing issues such as attention deficits, depression, exam stress, cognitive performance assessment and enhancement, and neuro-developmental disorders. Şener collaborated effectively with the psychiatry and neurology departments of the hospital, conducting comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and implementing appropriate treatment plans. His dedication extended beyond individual therapy sessions as he also conducted assessments of job performance and adaptation for hospital personnel, provided counseling when needed, and offered professional assessments to relevant administrative units. As the responsible person for the rights of the patients at the hospital, Şener ensured that patient rights were upheld, contributing to a supportive and ethical healthcare environment.

September 2018 - Ongoing

Counsellor for Young People

As a freelance counselor, Şener Cem Irmak has been providing invaluable psychological and systemic counseling to the expat community in Istanbul. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by expatriates, Şener offers compassionate support and guidance to individuals navigating the complexities of living in a foreign country. Drawing on his expertise in counseling, he helps expats address a wide range of issues, including adjustment difficulties, cultural adaptation, homesickness, relationship challenges, and stress management. Şener's client-centered approach fosters a safe and supportive environment for expats to explore their concerns and develop effective coping strategies. Through his work, Şener has made a positive impact on the well-being and mental health of the expat community in Istanbul.

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