Individual Counselling & Couples Therapy, Counsellor Catford, Counsellor Lewisham, Counselling Greenwich
Cemaliye Deran BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Adv. Dip Couples, PG Dip. Sup, Reg mem BACP
I am a qualified and experienced Person centred/Integrative Counsellor and Couples Therapist. I work both shorter or longer-term depending on the need of individuals or couples seeking therapy. I would describe myself as warm and down to earth with a passionate commitment to providing a highly professional counselling service. This fundamentally includes offering a space that is safe, confidential and non-judgmental. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.
There are many reasons for seeking counselling. You may be feeling upset and distressed and have problems with your feelings, thoughts, relationships or behaviour. You may be facing a sudden life-crisis such as bereavement, divorce or the loss of your job. Prehaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation, depressed, anxious about your future or even left feeling traumatised by a sudden or difficult event in your life. Whatever your concerns, whether an individual or a couple seeking therapy, you will be offered a safe space to be heard and understood without being judged.
Why Person-centred Counselling?
Person-centred counselling is gentle where we work to develop a trusting therapeutic relationship,by creating and maintaing a safe space where issues that are troubling to individuals can be explored. This way of working is collaborative and supports an enviroment that facilitates autonomy, allowing individuals to explore what is relevant to them at a pace that feels comfortable. The counselling alliance is founded on the premise that all individuals will have a unique personal life experience and therefore it is 'they' who will best know how to move forward. See Couples Therapy
Specialisms: Couples Therapy (Interracial couples)
N.B. Please feel free to contact me about issues that are not on this list - I welcome all enquiries without obligation and if what I offer is not suitable with your needs I will endeavour to refer you on or help with information if I can.
How sessions work
Sessions usually last 50 mins, normally on a weekly basis although it is possible to negotiate shorter or longer sessions depending on what is required. By the end of the first session, if we have agreed that we will work together, we will establish a verbal contract, unique to us regarding the boundaries of the therapy. There is an understanding that within the therapeutic relationship, we are making a commitment of time and energy to each other in deciding to work together and it is significantly important that the client recognizes that each counselling session belongs to them to explore their concerns.
Research highlights that the quality of the ‘therapeutic relationship’ can offer an opportunity for profound healing and change. The environment offers opportunity for deeper reflection and understanding of self and current needs. The value of time and space given for honest open dialogue offers perspective, healing and movement towards aligning choices that truely reflect how you want to live your life.See Couples Therapy
Practice Location & Travel Links
We work from two locations, a warm and comfortable space based in Catford and a comfortable location in Greenwich. Both locations are easily accessable by public transport. The Catford Practice is within easy reach of Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley, Beckenham, Sydenham, Forest Hill, New Cross and Deptford. Catford & Catford Bridge stations are about 7 minutes walk away - Lewisham Station is also just a 5 minute bus journey. Local bus routes include 171, 202, 75, 54, 199 and 208 and within a 3/4 minutes walk away. There is a free off street parking space which can be made available by prior arrangement. View Map
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