Ezgi Bozkurt Flatman graduated from Kabatas Erkek High School in 2008 and Bosphorus University Psychology Department with High Honours in 2013. She did her postgraduate studies and part of her undergraduate studies in the UK with a scholarship. She studied at the University of Kent via an Erasmus programme and at the University of Sussex via an International Summer School programme (2011-2012). She also obtained her Clinical Psychology Master’s Degree at the University of Sussex in 2014. The subject of her master’s thesis was the effects of music therapy and mindfulness therapy on different aspects of mood.
During her undergraduate studies she did internships at American Hospital, Erenkoy Psychiatric Hospital and NP İstanbul Neuropsychiatric Hospital. In the UK, she worked with children and adolescents with autism and Asperger’s syndrome within the ASpire Project at Brighton & Hove Impetus. She conducted therapy sessions with children and adolescents at Mill View Hospital, as well as with adults at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Then she came back to Istanbul and worked with children and parents at Istek Schools.
After undertaking “Child Centered Play Therapy” training and supervision carried out by Nisan Psychological Counselling Center with the partnership of Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Center for 4 months, she assumed the title of “Play Therapist” recognised by the Association for Play Therapy. She also completed “Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Young People” training that continued for 7 months and was carried out by Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies Association with the contribution of Prof. Dr. Paul Stalard. She is certified by the Turkish Psychologists Association to apply the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV (WISC-4) and by the Developmental Child Neurology Association to apply the Denver 2 Developmental Screening Test. She is certified to apply many more psychological assessment tests and inventories to children and adolescents listed as the Moxo ADHD Test, Children’s Apperception Test (CAT), Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test, Frostig Developmental Test of Visual Perception, Louisa Duss Psychoanalytic Storytelling Test, Metropolitan Readiness Test, School Readiness Test, Draw-a-Person Test, Kinetic Family Drawing Test, Benton Visual Retention Test, Beier Sentence Completion Test, Gesell’s Developmental Assessment and Ankara Developmental Screening Inventory.
She provides individuals between the ages of 2 and 25 with cognitive behavioural therapy, play therapy and group therapy in addition to counselling for parents. She specialises in depression, anxiety, phobias, obsession, separation, loss, trauma, divorce, sibling jealousy, anger management, attention deficit, hyperactivity and behavioural problems. She has native fluency in English and provides psychotherapy in English. She is a member of Turkish Psychologists Association and British Psychological Society.