Zeljka Whittaker BSc (Hons); PG Dip(CBT); Registered Member MBACP

Zeljka Whittaker BSc (Hons); PG Dip(CBT); Registered Member MBACP



About me

An experienced practitioner, I work with the whole range of issues (depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, loss & bereavement, confidence & self-esteem) but specialise in relationship issues & couples counselling, as well as consequences of traumatic events and painful experiences.

I am passionate about using my knowledge and experience to help people deal with complex situations and difficult feelings in a way that fits most comfortably within their own unique set of circumstances. In other words, I aim to fit the interventions around individual clients and their own values, priorities and needs by using a variety of models and techniques that have been established as the most effective for relieving emotional distress, relationship issues and behavioural difficulties.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and have recently retired from the NHS where I worked as a Psychotherapist in Primary Care.

Training, qualifications & experience

Formal Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Psychology & Sociology Combined - (University of Glamorgan)
Postgraduate Diploma
in Therapeutic Counselling (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) (University of Wales, Newport)

Additional Training:

  • Working Therapeutically with Couples (MindFields College, Bristol)
  • Counselling for Trauma Caused by Rape and Sexual Abuse (New Pathways)
  • Bereavement Counselling (Cruse Bereavement Care)
  • MI in Alcohol Abuse (Gwent Council on Alcohol and Drug Misuse)
  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • CBT-E for Eating Disorders (Prof C Fairburn - University of Oxford)
  • Motivational Work with Eating Disorders (STEPs, Bristol)
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis - TA 101 (ITA, Cambridge)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Analytical Therapy (Cwm Taf Health Board)
  • Introduction to Acceptance Therapy and Mindfulness (Cwm Taf Health Board)


Before returning to the NHS as a therapist, I spent a number of years working for an agency dedicated to helping both victims and survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Individuals: From £35 per hour
Couples: From £45 per hour

  • Discounts for pre-paid block bookings; Additional fee for evenings, weekends and home visits

Further information

Please send me an email, text me or call 07534080019 for further information and details. If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.

Please note that I am unable to offer on-line counselling.

All work is conducted in strictest confidence and in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Maps & Directions

Miskin, CF72

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Appointments available throughout the week - please contact me for current availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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