Cemaliye Deran, BA (Hons), HpDip Couns. Adv. Dip. Individual & Couples Therapy

Cemaliye Deran, BA (Hons), HpDip Couns. Adv. Dip. Individual & Couples Therapy


Couples Therapy Clapham
53A Clapham High St


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Couples Therapy Clapham
53A Clapham High St


About me

I am a qualified and highly experienced Counsellor and Couples Therapist offering a private and confidential therapy service for individuals & couples. As a professional, I am committed to offering a safe, confidential space where it is possible to be heard without being judged. I specialise in Relationship issues, Couples Therapy & Interracial Couple Counselling.

Individual Counselling

There are many reasons for seeking counselling. You may be feeling upset and distressed and experiencing difficult thoughts and feelings or prehaps struggling in your relationships.

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 may be troubling you. Whatever you are feeling, whether its anxiety, depression or a crossroads in your life, you can be assured that I will offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space. This will enable a climate for self-reflection, increased personal awareness and understanding about the current issue or situation that brings you to therapy.

Couples 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.

How we attract our partners:
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. I work from two locations, London SE6 weekdays & from my new practice COUPLES THERAPY CLAPHAM based in London SW4 which offers a Sunday Service only for couples experiencing hectic weekdays shedules.

Professional Standards & Ethical Practice

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 am full Insurance cover for work my and current DBS clearance & certificate.

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.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialisms:Relationship Counselling, Couples Therapy in Clapham(Sundays); Interracial Couple Therapy.

Photos & videos

  • BACP Registered Membership
  • Couples Therapy
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  • Relationship Issues?


I can be contacted by email any time or via phone on weekdays from 8am-9pm and Sundays from 9am-6pm. If I am not available straight away, please leave a brief message and I will return your call promptly and discreetly.

London SE6 Practice:

  • Individuals from:         £55 (£60 early mornings before 9am or evenings after 6pm)
  • Couples Therapy from: £80 per 1 hour session.
  • Trainee Counsellors:     £38.00 (Catford Practice Only).

London SW4 (Sundays only) Practice:

  • Couples Therapy from: £90
  • Individuals:                 £70           

*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.

Further information


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

London, SE6 2BU
London, SW4 7TG

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Turkish


Mondays, Wednesday, Thursday, Sundays (Clapham only).

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

I am a qualified clinical supervisor with a post graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision & Consultancy.

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