Counselling & Couples Psychotherapy located for Catford, Lewisham, Clapham, Bromley, Greenwich & Sydenham
Cemaliye Deran BA (Hons), HPD Couns, MBACP.
I am an experienced Person-Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering counselling to individuals, couples and young people. I work both shorter or longer-term depending on the needs of the individual or couples who seek therapy. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I would describe myself as warm and down to earth with a commitment to providing a safe, confidential and accepting space. I have worked with people from diverse backgrounds and across many cultures and have a strong commitment to working with difference. I am British, of second generation Turkish Cypriot Heritage and I speak Turkish fluently.
Background & Experience
I have varied experience in the drug and alcohol field which has included organisations such as Turning Point, Bromley Alcohol Service and Pheonix Futures - Adult Residential Service. I have worked exstensively with the elderly in the social housing sector and have also been a school counsellor in a large mixed secondary school in South London. Within the school context, I offered counselling to young people of 11 to 19 years old dealing with such issues as bullying, identity, self-esteem and eating/body issues. At different times, I have also worked in NHS GP Surgeries within the local community (Southwark & Lambeth). Here, I was able to develop further my existing knowledge and experience in working with mental health issues alongside developing my Private Practice. I have a particular interest in working with trauma.
I am experienced in working with the following issues:
Anxiety ~ Depression ~ Trauma & Dissociation ~ Addictions ~ Anger/Rage ~ Relationship Issues ~ Couples Counselling ~ Jealousy & Trust Issues ~ Panic Attacks ~ Bereavement & Loss ~ Self-Harm ~ Parenting Issues ~ Sexuality ~ Bullying ~ Sexual Abuse ~ Identity issues ~ Obsession ~ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD)~ Personality Disorder ~ Low self-esteem ~ Lacking Confidence ~ Codependency ~ Insomnia ~ Cultural Issues ~ Narcissistic Personality Disorder ~ Growing Older & Aging ~ Isolation & Loneliness ~ Body Dismorphic Disorder(BDD).
N.B. Please feel free to contact me about issues that are not on this list - I welcome all enquiries 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 I Work as a Counsellor
My approach is gentle, where through the process of developing a trusting therapeutic relationship, we may explore together the issues you bring that are troubling you in your life. I have a committment to offering a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space enabling a climate for self-reflection, increased personal awareness about a current issue or concern. My work is 'relational' alongside a committed valuing of the context of individual cultural experience. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, loss or in crisis, you will gain a greater clarity about yourself, your situation and the different choices available to you.
Research has highlighted that the quality of the ‘therapeutic relationship’ can offer an opportunity for profound healing and change. Such an enviroment gives oppotunity for deeper reflection and understanding of self and current needs. The value of time and space given for honest dialogue can offer another perspective, a shift in attitude, a chance for healing and movement towards aligning choices that truely reflect how you want to live your life.
I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice - I am committed to providing a highly professional counselling service. In addition, I am fully insured. The enviroments I work in are warm and comfortable based in Catford, Clapham or Canary Wharf.
Practice Locations & Travel Links
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 on request.
The Clapham Practice is based in The Awareness Centre in Abbeville Road (SW4 9JX) and is close to the South Circular A205, A3 and the A24. Clapham South Tube (Northern Line) is about a 7 minute walk. Mainline stations: Clapham High Street has regular trains into and from Victoria and London Bridge. Buses Numbers: 50, 155, 249, 355 & G1. Abbeville Road is metered between 9am and 6pm. Cost per hour is £3 and maximum stay 4 hours. Some roads parallel to the Centre offer free parking after 12 noon.
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