I am a Tutor in Psychology. I previously worked as a PGRA for Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting Department and as a Tutor of Counselling and Psychology at Department for Adult Continuing at Swansea University. I also worked as an Independent Consultant on Collective and Historical Traumas. 

The primary focus of my research is on multigenerational legacies of psychological traumas. I particularly focused on the effects and impacts of intergenerational and transgenerational traumas on the subsequent generations. I am also focused on identities in particular minority identities such as ethnic, religious, linguistic, sexual and cultural and multicultural interactions. 

Another area of my focus is on Psychological Therapies. I am also a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist. 

  • BA, Counselling and Psychology, Swansea Metropolitan University
  • MSc, Systemic Psychotherapy, University of South Wales
  • PhD, Birkbeck, University of London

Areas of Expertise

  • psychological trauma
  • multigenetaional traumas
  • intergenerational/transgenerational transmission of traumas
  • cultural identities
  • minorities
  • migration
  • psychological therapies

Publications

  1. & Non-professional interpreters in counselling for asylum seeking and refugee women Filiz Celik, Tom Cheesman. Torture Journal 28(2), 85-98.
  2. The Alevi of Dersim: A Psychosocial Approach to the Effects of the Massacre, time and space. In Alevis in Europe: Voices of Migration, Culture and Identity. (pp. 46-68). Oxon: Routledge.
  3. Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: The Case of the Dersim Massacre 1937-1938. In The Srangled Cry: The Communication & Experince of Trauma. (pp. 133-160). Inter-Disciplinary.Net.

Teaching

  • PS-100 Academic and Professional Development

    This module provides psychology students with the key skills that are required to succeed in degree level study in the discipline of psychology and beyond university as a graduate. There is an emphasis on building the skills necessary for independent study, such as time management, critical thinking and incorporating using feedback to improve academic performance. In the first half of the module, students will experience how and when to use a tool kit of study skills through a series of workshops and blended learning packs. Students will create a portfolio of reflections on their experience of making the transition to university study during the first year. In addition personal development planning is an important aspect of the module in order to record and further develop the skills needed for graduate employment. As part of the module students enrol in the Swansea Employability Award (SEA) and complete the bronze level (the Know Yourself module) by the end of Semester 2.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2018 2019 Associate Tutor of Counselling and Psychology Department for Adult Continuing Education, Swansea University
2017 2018 Post-Graduate Research Assistant Modern Languages, Translation and Interpreting Department, Swansea University
2015 Present Counsellor and Psychotherapist Mental Health Charities, NHS and Independent Practice