Individual Counselling & Couples Therapy, Counsellor Catford SE6 , Counsellor Lewisham, Counselling & Couples Therapy, Personal Development Workshops
Cemaliye Deran BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Adv. Dip Couples, PG Dip. Sup, Reg mem BACP
I am a qualified and experienced Counsellor and Couples Therapist with a Post Diploma in Clinical Supervisor. I specialise in relationship issues and couples therapy and have significant experience in working short term and longer term with more complex presenting issues and needs. I practice from a comfortable confidential space in central Catford.
I would describe myself as warm and down to earth with a passionate commitment to providing a highly professional counselling and couples therapy service. This fundamentally includes offering a space that is safe, confidential and non-judgmental. I am a long standing registered member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 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, struggling with an addiction, a loss, bereavement, divorce or struggling to resolve issues in your relationship. Prehaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation, lonely and isolated or depressed and anxious about your future. Whatever your concerns, whether an individual or seeking couple therapy, you will be offered a safe enviroment where you are heard and understood and where together we will aim to explore a way forward relevant to your specific needs.
Men: Depression does not discriminate...
Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead of sad. Their families, friends, and even their doctors may not always recognize the anger or aggression as depression symptoms. In addition, men are less likely than women to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for depression. Yet depression affects a large number of men. My way of working is collaborative and holistic and acknowledges the differences and needs of each person.
The therapeutic enviroment 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. Also see couples therapy
Specialisms: Couples Therapy (working with Interracial couples); Counselling for Men (Relationship & Intimacy issues)
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.Also see couples therapy
Practice Location & Travel Links
We are 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 for Catford
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