Derman has been part of City and Hackney Wellbeing Network, commissioned by Hackney Council, and led by City and Hackney Mind since February 2015. The Network offers one to one counselling and a range of group therapies to clients which aimed to improve emotional wellbeing, re-validate their skills to recover, live independently, and to manage their mental and physical well-being.
What we offer?
We offer individual short-term (6 to 12 sessions) and culturally sensitive counselling in Turkish and also run Self-help Group for Depression and Relapse Prevention Group. We also run temporary groups for specific purposes time to time (e.g. Diabetes Group etc.). Our Counselling services operate under a ‘no drugs and alcohol policy’ and have a framework for missed and cancelled sessions.
Counselling is a space to talk and think about your problems with someone skilled and trained to help you deal with your negative feelings.It is a place to explore thoughts and feelings about yourself and your relationships with others. Counselling can help you understand yourself better and allow you to see what may have been stopping you from fulfilling your potential in life.
Group Counselling Our counselling offered in a group environment can have many benefits. it offers a support network and provides the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar concerns. Together with the therapist and the other group members you’ll be encouraged to talk about your experience with other people who have had similar experiences. This can help you with feeling less alone and isolated, and also assist with gradually gaining confidence and building your self-esteem.
Who can use this Counselling Service? This is a free of charge adult (16 onwards) counselling service for Turkish speaking clients or clients of Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot origin who reside and/or are registered with a GP in Hackney.
How to Refer to us? We accept referrals in writing, a letter or completing referral form, from GPs, other Primary Health Care professionals, Locality Mental Health Teams and other voluntary sector organisations or health professionals.
Post to: Derman, The Basement, 66 New North road, London N1 6TG
Also referrals to One-to-One Counselling and Group Therapies is available online through the wellbeing network website http://chwellbeingnetwork.london/, for health professionals and individuals. Where we provide counselling sessions? We provide our counselling sessions in variousGP surgeries in Hackney-London as well as at Derman office.
Please note: Our premises is not directly disabled accessible – please let us know if you or your client cannot manage stairs and we will arrange to see you at an alternative venue if possible.
A Note on Confidentiality
All practitioners work within a framework of confidentiality; whilst the relationship with the counsellor is strictly confidential, some aspects of the counsellor’s work will be discussed in supervision, within the context of total anonymity.
There will be no other disclosure. The only exceptions to this policy are where it is reasonably believed that the health and safety of an individual(s) is at risk and/or where we are legally obliged to disclose material, i.e. in the case of child protection and drug trafficking. Every effort is made to discuss this with the client beforehand.