Healing & Reconnection
“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ~ Brené Brown
We would like to express a deep appreciation to those who have used our service and given time to share feedback on their experience with the spirit of helping others. *NB.
We omit names of all clients contributing to testimonials to preserve their confidentiality.
"We didn’t know what to expect from couples therapy, but immediately felt safe in Cemaliye’s sessions, and the process was transformational. We came in feeling very stuck in a cycle of conversations that seemed to lead to the end of our relationship even though this is not something either of us wanted. Over the time with Cemaliye she helped us to extract ourselves from this cycle and untangle the issues we were having. Although not easy, the process led to moments of clarity, healing and deeper understanding of each other, and we have learned communication skills that we continue to practice and find helpful. Cemaliye is an extremely kind, level and calm therapist and we are grateful to have worked with her." ~ Couple, London (2023).
"I approached Zarden for individual relationship counselling at one of the lowest points in my life. I was deeply unhappy in a relationship but felt too paralysed with fear and ambivalence to make any changes. Cemaliye is a wonderful listener and has an exceptional ability to help you make sense of complex thoughts and feelings. After six sessions I have clarity about what to do and feel much more confident in my ability to make changes. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend therapy with Cemaliye." ~ Individual, South East London (2022).
"My partner and I can not recommend Cemaliye at Zarden Therapy Practice enough, we had serval weeks of counselling and to be honest at first we were a little nervous as we'd never had couples counselling... Cemaliye made us feel welcome, relaxed and listened to both of us with such an even approach, she gave us confidence to communicate more clearly, understand each other's opinions effectively. She also taught us some new techniques and listening skills which we found to be so powerful. Cemaliye has given us so much support and understanding that it was genuinely a moving experience... she has brought me and my partner closer than we ever expected. If you are a couple looking for help and your not sure if you should seek help or need a counsellor who will listen without feeling the sense of judgment and genuine empathy and compassion then contact Zarden Therapy Practice, I honestly think you'll be better for it." ~ Couple South London (2022).
"We started working with Cemaliye at a point in our marriage when we genuinely thought divorce was the next step, but we started counselling as a last attempt to salvage the relationship. Over the months, and in combination with a few major life events that have helped to bring us closer together again, counselling has really helped us to rebuild our relationship. Cemaliye is patient and helped us to explore why we were having issues and how we could overcome them. We have now decided that, using the tools Cemaliye has given us, we are in a great position to continue what we hope will be a long, successful and happy marriage." ~ Couple, London (2021).
"My partner and I had found ourselves stuck in a cycle that felt toxic and was destroying our relationship. Cemaliye helped us by working through practical, tangible exercises that allowed us to explore new communication and listening techniques, helping us to heal and hear each other again." ~ Couple, South East London (2021).
"Cemaliye provided a safe space for us to listen and talk in a calm and structured way ...We learned tools and ways to help us communicate in the future, this was invaluable." ~ Couple, South London (2021).
"My Partner and I wanted to thank Cemaliye for all the work she did with us recently. With her help and guidance we were able to resolve our issues and learned how to understand, communicate and hear each others needs in a calm, relaxing environment. The techniques we learned were invaluable and we will continue to use them in the future." ~ Couple, London.