Interview with Alptekin Aydin @uk.psychologist (Mental health service)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I am a PHD Researcher, Specialist Psychologist and Certified TMS Practitioner working in Private Practice. My academic and professional qualification include both undergraduate and postgraduate in psychology. (Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) King’s College London.) I also undertake medico-legal work as an independent expert. I am the member of British Psychological Society (BPS). As a Certified Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) practitioner I have completed TMS Clinical Certification in Maastricht University, Netherlands. This Clinical Certification Programme is officially recognised by the European Union of Medical Specialist (UEMS) and accredited by the European Accreditation Council for CME (EACCME). Since August 2019 I have been offering TMS treatment at my private Clinic.

Can you share the most interest in what exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

We are conducting an independent self funded research with the consent of the families, collaboration with Oxford University & Maastricht University. Treatment and therapy for individuals with special needs including; Autism, Asperger’s syndrome, giftedness,Language and speech disorders, voice disorders, Chewing and swallowing disorders, Special learning difficulties (dyslexia-dysgraphia-dyscalculia), Attention deficit and hyperactivity, Developmental retardation, learning disorders, anxiety disorders, Treatment

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

The strongest lesson I’ve learnt through growing my business is to treat your business like your baby. From keeping your projects private to being patient with it, letting it grow at its own pace and allowing yourself to fail and improve. Just like a new parent.

None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

To all the people I have met in each country I have visited and have helped me understand their desires.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

In Turkey / Istanbul as a Clinical Psychology Assistant Practitioner (This title is valid only in Turkey) I worked 3 years on the project to diagnose Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and Learning Disorders.

Do you have a favorite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“Never Give Up” It has taught me that no matter how difficult things seem at times, you always have to keep persevering

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Follow me on Instagram @uk.psychologist.

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

I am keen to encourage innovative new rTMS treatments combining with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to offer the quickest solutions for mental health conditions without any medication side effects like antidepressants.