Bereavement, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, and more

How can I help?


Psychotherapy, EMDR & Relationship Counselling

My values and approach offered with care, compassion and dignity


Anxiety & Stress Reduction through Transparency

My therapeutic process mapped out for you to understand how it works

Ayhan Alman de la Osa
UKCP registered Psychotherapist
Trauma Informed Psychotherapy & EMDR

Hi, I’m Yan

Counsellor, Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner

Welcome to my Spain practice. As a UK trained psychotherapist & EMDR practitioner themes of belonging, connection and self-esteem are close to my heart. Many circumstances can cause a great deal of suffering, such as the loss of a loved one, adversity in childhood or later in life, stressful events, or work arrangements that are not aligned with your needs. Therapeutically I have a vested interest in Trauma and Neurodiversity. I hope you will find these pages useful to decide whether you want to contact me.

I am a full clinical member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and I hold an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute in London. To find out more about therapy, please arrange a 15 minute free phone call with me via my client portal:

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Please note, the content on this website has it’s own life, because I enjoy editing. I prioritise authenticity and up to date content over precision. Despite the typos and draft-like edits, I hope you’ll get a sense of me as a practitioner.

Areas of Interest:

Trauma, Stress & PTSD

Many clients who seek my support experience various degrees of stress from overwhelming past experiences that still impact on them even though the event has passed. These type of problems are often addressed as trauma, which may sound like a big word, but all it means is literally “wound“.

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Neurodiversity & ADHD

One of the areas that caught my professional interest in the past few years is neurodiversity in adults. What I mean by that is that brain and nervous-system operate differently for some people. Examples of Neurodiversity are ADHD and Autism, but there is a lot more to it.

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Therapeutic Services:

Bereavement, Depression, Low Self-Esteem, and more

How can I help?

Counselling & Psychotherapy are both evidence based psychological therapies. I use both words interchangeably. Talking to a psychotherapist can significantly improve your wellbeing, reduce stress and help you get through difficult phases of your life. By being transparent about the benefits and my process I hope I can help reduce anxiety and stress.

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Psychotherapy, EMDR & Relationship Counselling

My Values & Approach

I am a humanistic, integrative psychotherapist which means my outlook into the world is biased by values of care, compassion, dignity, justice and personal growth. It also means as individuals we are inherently different and therefore one therapy approach never fits all from my perspective.

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Stress & Anxiety Reduction through Transparency

My Therapeutic Process

Transparency about my service is helpful to the clients who enjoy working with me. That’s why I decided to map out my therapeutic process, so that you have an idea what will happen when we work together. Please bear in mind, there may be variations of this process, depending on the challenges we are dealing with.

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Psychotherapie, EMDR und Beziehungsberatung

Deutsch ist meine Erstsprache

Viele Menschen finden es schwierig mit psychotherapeutisch Arbeitenden in Kontakt zu treten. Daher freue ich mich besonders, dass sie meine Seite gefunden haben. In der eigenen Muttersprache lässt es sich oftmals einfacher reden, besonders über Dinge die einem nahe gehen oder am Herzen liegen.

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Client Testimonials:

I first reached out to Ayhan (in case you’re wondering, like I was, it’s pronounced the way the English say ‘iron’) when I was going through a particularly dark patch early in 2021. Having had a couple of poor experiences of therapists in Spain, I was dreading going down a similar road again. I needn’t have been worried. Even at our first meeting, Ayhan immediately made me feel at ease with his personal warmth and gentle and empathetic manner. Over the course of the following five months, Ayhan worked tirelessly to help me understand, confront and come to terms with the parts of me that would on occasion send me into self-bullying or self-destruct mode. In the process, he emboldened me to uncover layers of myself that no other therapist has ever enabled me to access. Thanks to Ayhan’s abundant skills and talents I have now attained a level of self-compassion that I could never have imagined before we met, and feel I have become a more aware, more robust and more caring version of myself. I can’t think of a better compliment for a therapist, and have no hesitation in recommending Ayhan to anyone seeking professional psychological support on the Costa del Sol. You won’t regret it.

I did EMDR treatment with Ayhan when I was in Malaga. I immediately liked his space, which is nice, clean and welcoming, and also his warm personal and equally professional attitude which made me feel relaxed immediately.

He introduced me to EMDR, explained the method to me and made sure he created a safe space for treatment. Saw my boundaries where I had some, addressed his when he had any, and was always a trustworthy and reliable guide through that process.

Ayhan is a warm, knowledgeable and trustworthy person to work with. I totally recommend working with him.

Office Location:

My office is located in Cabopino – east of Marbella City and in easy reach from Mijas and Fuengirola.

Ayhan Alman – Counselling, Psychotherapy & EMDR