Specialising in Relationship Therapy
Our passion is healing the soul of relationships & transforming lives
At Zarden Therapy, we specialize in Marriage Counselling, Couples Therapy and Relationship Counselling for Individuals.
Other areas we can help with include Pre-marital Counselling for those couples who would like to address any current concern or differences prior to moving forward to that next stage of their lives. We are also highly trained and experienced in working with interracial couples and the specific issues that can arise due to cultural or religious differences. In addition, and with family well-being in mind, our Associate Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist offers specialist support to children and families. We offer the flexibility of weekday, evenings and Sunday appointments from locations in South & South East London.
Zarden Therapy Practice offers a private and confidential counselling service with a passionate commitment to providing a highly professional counselling and therapy service. All our practitioners are highly qualified and experienced with specialist and advanced training in Relationship/Marriage Counselling and Couples Therapy. We offer a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental environment where individuals and couples are encouraged to explore any issues they may be experiencing in their relationships and lives.
We hold a holistic focus on the therapeutic spaces we provide, which is clinically grounded within a humanistic, integrative and relational approach. We value the perspective which gives opportunity to support balance between body, mind and spirit by acknowledging how this can contribute and enhance overall well-being and its contribution to a changing dynamic towards more fulfilling relationships.
Our aim is to be open and flexible in our therapeutic approach - working collaboratively with all clients to offer a space and environment that is empowering and meets the needs of individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds and different cultures.
We practice from locations in Brockley, Catford, Greenwich and Clapham and are easily accessible from all the surrounding areas including Lewisham, Blackheath, Bromley, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Nunhead and Dulwich. If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We offer a no obligation free 10-minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs. Alternatively, If you would like to go ahead and arrange the first session, again contact us and we will get back to you promptly and discreetly.
Marriage Counselling & Couples Therapy
Our close relationships can be a source of great happiness and satisfaction in our lives, and yet also of great anxiety and isolation if they start to go wrong. If our relationship is in difficulty or crisis, it can be distressing and disappointing, leaving us feeling guilty, rejected or lonely. Very often, couples will seek counselling as a means of enhancing or rescuing their relationship.
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me.” ― W. H. Auden
A Marriage Counsellor or Couples therapist can offer a safe supportive and creative space in which relationship issues can be explored and worked through. This can help to 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. This option can be particularly invaluable if you have children together, and desire that co-parenting be as amicable as possible. See Couples Therapy.
Are you currently single? Have you been in previous relationships that have ended in ways that feel not only deeply painful but confusing and familiar? Our individual relationship therapy provides a safe environment for individuals who recognise and want to work on any 'blocks' they feel may be preventing them from achieving the kind of relationship they want with a partner. Alternatively, you may be transitioning from the end of a difficult relationship and are left hurt, confused and with questions as to why or how it happened - if either of the above descriptions resonate with you, then we may be able to help.
Our approach and aim is to offer a reflective safe space for individuals to develop personal awareness around 'self' and the 'other' through the therapeutic alliance; where it is possible to explore thoughts and feelings related to specific needs and relational issues. Individuals are given time to begin to unravel the knot and gently begin to understand any repeated patterns or impasse's experienced through previous relationship dynamics. This is a process which can enable greater insight into both the conscious and unconscious influences that can contribute to a less harmonious space in the context of a couple. Our approach and specific training in relationship therapy offers a unique focus for individuals who want to work in depth to create positive change related to future romantic relationships.
Individual Relationship Therapy at Zarden can be defined as a creative space for enhancing relational maturity and therefore, a process for developing self-responsibility and an ability to co-create healthier interdependent relationships for the future. From a holistic stance, we believe such benefits are connected to more life-balance and an enhanced sense of overall well being.
"...the remembered past provides us with the means to maintain, or validate, who we are today and to give focus and direction to who we might wish to become at some future point in time.” ― Ernesto Spinelli, Tales of Un-Knowing
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. Our approach is collaborative and holistic and acknowledges the differences and needs of each person.
Locations in South East London
Marriage Counsellor; Couples Therapy and Individual Counselling in South London practice locations: Brockley, Catford, Greenwich and Clapham. These locations serve and are within easy reach of Lewisham, Bromley, Beckenham, Sydenham, Forest Hill, Dulwich, New Cross, Deptford, Brixton, Balham; Greenwich, Blackheath, Charlton; London Bridge, East London Via DLR, Clapham Common and Clapham South.
Travel Links for Brockley
The Brockley Practice is easily accessible via public transport. The local bus routes include buses: 122, 171, 172, P4 & P12. We are approximately a 2 minutes walk from Brockley Station which is also only a 9 minute train journey from London Bridge. Dragonfly Place can be accessed via Endwell Road.
Travel Links for Greenwich
The Lovibond Centre is accessed directly from Lovibond Lane, and is at ground level with no steps or stairs. There is a toilet with wheelchair access. Greenwich Station is a 2 minutes walk and the Cutty Sark is a 10 min walk away. There are direct services from Cannon Street, Slade Green, Sidcup and Dartford. DLR offers direct services from Stratford, Poplar, Bank, Canary Warf and Lewisham. Bus routes to this location include: 188, 199, 177, 180, 386, 286. There is a small number of on-street metered parking spaces within a few minutes walk from the practice and a small car park on Greenwich High Street in front of the Sainsbury’s and Budgen stores (nr Greenwich Cinema) View Map for Greenwich Check Nationa Rail for train times..
Travel Links for Catford
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
Travel Links for Clapham
The Clapham Practice is based in The Awareness Centre at 41 Abbeville Rd, London SW4 9JX (Saturdays mornings only); There is on street parking on Saturdays and is close to Clapham South and Clapham Common Tube Stations See Couples Therapy.