Cemaliye Deran, BA (Hons), HpDip Couns. Individual & Couples Therapist.
I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor & Couples Therapist working with individuals & couples. I am committed to offering a safe, confidential space where it is possible to be heard without being judged.
How counselling can help you
There are many reasons for seeking counselling. You may be feeling upset and distressed and have problems with your feelings, thoughts, relationships with others, or behaviour. You may be facing a sudden life-crisis such as bereavement, divorce or the loss of your job. Perhaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation. Whatever your concerns, counselling will offer a safe space for you to be heard and understood.
My approach is gentle, where through the process of developing a trusting 'therapeutic relationship' we explore together the issues you choose to bring and that are troubling you in your life. I am committed to offering a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space enabling a climate for self-reflection, increased personal awareness and understanding about a current issue or situation.
How do 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.
Couples therapy offers a safe supportive space in which couples have the opportunity to explore their relationship difficulties. This can help you rebuild your relationship and stay together. However, if you expressly wish to separate, then couples therapy can also help you to do that more amicably.
Who we are attracted to:
Many people have a conscious list of what they are looking for in a spouse or partner e.g. tall, handsome, ambitious, responsible etc. However, it may be that all of us have an unconscious list - one that is outside of our awareness. We look for someone who has parts of us that we have not developed (or been allowed to express). Our unconscious looks for love that feels familiar enough. It may not be an exact replica of mom and dad, but it is close enough; someone who for example can be fun, but is also just a little emotionally unavailable. Love that might be strong, but also a little critical.
My aim in couples therapy is to identify and work together on the problems by encouraging empathy with each other. You are given the opportunity to understand and appreciate each other's needs, build on strengths and ultimately make useful changes in your lives and your relationship. My aim is to create a safe space where honest dialogue is possible.
Sessions are usually weekly and can be between one and two hours in duration. This is negotiated, agreed and reviewed by 'us' throughout the therapeutic work and is also dependent on your needs as a couple and availability. I am often able to offer a degree of flexibility for working couples by offering early morning and late evening appointments.
If you would like to know more about whether couples therapy is the next step for your relationship, then please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs or to book an initial session.
Since 2007, I have worked extensively both in private practice and in the public sector with people from culturally diverse backgrounds and from all walks of life. As a therapist, some of my experiences include working in the NHS as an Individual and Couples Counsellor (GP Surgeries); School Counsellor with young people (11-19yrs); the Addictions Field (Drug & Alcohol); with the Elderly and Parents & Families. I have an established Private Practice in London SE6 and have now extended this to include a second location in Clapham SW4.
I am a registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and am committed to their Professional & Ethical boundaries in my work. In addition, I have full Insurance cover and current CRB clearance.
If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me - this does not mean you are obligated in anyway to book a session.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Clinical Supervision & Consultancy 2016
- Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy 2013
- Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling 2009
- Certificate in Transcultural Communications 2004
- Working with Trauma & Dissociation 2012
- Certificate in Counselling 2004
BA (Hons) Anthropology/Sociology 2001
Additional & Continued Professional Development Training have included:
- Counselling Couples
- Working with Trauma & Dissociation
- Facilitating Therapeutic Groups
- Working With Shame & Self-esteem
- Working with Low Self-esteem
- Systemic Family Constellations Work
- Counselling & Therapeutic Interventions-Working with Young People & Adults Overcoming Experiences of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Exploring Experiences of Childhood Abuse & Working with the Issues
- Introduction to Using Drama Therapy in Psychotherapy
- Mental Health Issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
I can be contacted by email any time or via phone on weekdays from 7am-9pm and Saturdays from 9am-6pm. If I am not available straight away, please leave a brief message and I will return your call promptly and discreetly.
- Individuals from: £55
- Couples Therapy from: £70 per hourly session.
- Trainee Counsellors: £35.00 (Catford Practice Only).
*All rates are for 50 min sessions unless otherwise stated.
I am currently available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays.
I have some limited availability low-cost counselling on Wednesday mornings only - this is dependent on circumstances and availability. Please ask if you feel this may apply to you - all enquiries are welcome.
LOCATIONS & TRAVEL LINKS:
The Catford Practice is within easy reach of Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley, Beckenham, Sydenham, Forest Hill, New Cross, Deptford and other areas in South East London.
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 all stopping within just a 3/4
minutes walk away. There is a space for free parking which I can make available on request prior to a session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday: 7am- 9pm. Saturdays am only.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am a qualified clinical supervisor with a post graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision & Consultancy.View supervision profile