Caron Zar Counsellor( Accred) Reg.MBACP
Hello my name is Caron and I am an experienced, professionally qualified, down to earth empathic counsellor who has worked as a Counsellor for the last 20 years. I have worked as a Counsellor in a mainstream secondary school, a PRU with Adolescents who found mainstream education very challenging, Adults in a Private Health Care setting and a Counselling Agency for Adults.
I offer counselling and consultations to Adults, Adolescents and Parents at my private practice in Stanmore, Middlesex.
By the time you get to this page, life may be feeling like a daily battle and how you feel on the inside may be starting to affect your quality of life. You may be feeling angry, frustrated, depressed, anxious, lonely, sad and questioning life.
What is probably a given is that your relationships (with yourself and others) are being affected too. The good news....you have made it here and you have decided to invest in yourself and take action.
How I can Help
I can provide you with a chance to talk about any difficulties and challenges that may be worrying you, in a confidential and safe environment. Together we will try to understand what is going on for you and work on the changes you wish to make. I will use my experience to help you feel comfortable, set your goals and work at your own pace.
I have lots of experience of the pressures adults face, including depression, anxiety, stress, family issues, divorce and separation, relationship issues, self-esteem, trauma, work issues, issues with body image, bereavement and loss.
I also have a wide understanding of issues young people and their families face, and can help with many problems including family relationships, anger, bullying, trauma, stress & anxiety, depression, exam pressure, self harm, ethnic differences, issues with food and image, self esteem, friendship issues, bereavement, separation & divorce.
The benefits of counselling are really dependent on your own needs yet may include increased self-awareness; improved relationships; seizing new opportunities; empowerment; altered outlook; improved self-esteem / confidence; embracing of emotions; healing past trauma or recovery from current wounds.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology (University of Manchester)
P.G.C.E. (University of Hertfordshire)
Postgraduate Diploma Dramatherapy (University of Hertfordshire)
Introductory Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adults (London Centre for Psychotherapy)
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling W.P.F North West Middlesex (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
Safeguarding (young people)
BACP Registered & Accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor
DSB Checked ( Disclosure & Barring Service) previously CRB
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced in emotionally supporting adults and adolescents who wish to talk to someone neutral. I can help by offering consultations to parents who may also want some emotional support or guidance. I can also offer facilitation sessions between young people and their parents to help them move forward in their relationships with each other.
I use a combination of Psychodynamic and Play Therapy Techniques to explore feelings, depending on each person's needs.
You will be offered a counselling contract at the start of our work together. The duration of counselling will depend on the type of difficulty you are facing. Some people prefer to work with an open contract, whereas other people prefer to work with a fixed number of sessions, followed by a review.
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Individual Sessions 50 mins £50
Parent Consultations 50 mins £55
I can offer concessions to trainee counsellors
Payment for sessions are made at the beginning of each session by cheque, cash or in advance, by bank transfer. The whole session time belongs to you and I will not offer your time to anyone else once it is secured.
Sessions generally take place on a weekly basis, and at the same time each week.
Please feel free to contact me for a chat before deciding whether to make an appointment.
Mobile 07596 140463
You can leave a confidential message if I can't take your call or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
I always try to get back to you within 24 hours, yet it is generally sooner.
You can follow me on Facebook where I post information and articles about Mental Health and Well Being.
‘I feel that the work you and X did together made a profound difference to her. She emerged feeling far more positive about life in general and more able to cope with the pressures of school and her estranged father. When I asked her if she wanted to say something about the experience of seeing a counsellor, her response was “ Counselling with Caron helped”. Minimalist but positive!
‘I just wanted to say thanks for being there. My brain just sometimes keeps working on overload and its nice to be able to share it with someone. You are indeed a very good listener. I feel there is an island of relief in sight’.
'If anyone is looking for a counsellor whether for themselves or their child I highly recommend Caron . From the first day I met Caron she made us feel comfortable. I have been to other counsellors before and after the first appointment never returned'.
How it works
If you would like to make an appointment, the usual procedure would be to meet for an initial session. This will be an opportunity to talk and think about the things that are worrying you and to agree on some goals to work on. We would then be able to arrange a time to meet each week for a 50 minute session.
We would meet for a 50 minute session to think about what is worrying you about your son or daughter. This would give you an opportunity to meet me and tell me anything you think would be helpful in the ongoing work and for you to ask any questions about the way I work. If you wish to go ahead we will then find a suitable time for me to work one to one with your son or daughter. I can also offer facilitation sessions with you and your son or daughter to help you move forward in your relationship with each other.
Short Term Adult Work
We would meet for 8-12 sessions and focus on the goals that you would like to work on. Each session is 50 minutes.
All sessions are strictly confidential.
There is free parking available. I can be reached by the 142 bus and there is a bus stop 5 mins walk away. I can also be reached by the Jubilee Line, at Stanmore Station.
I practice in a private consulting room in a quiet residential road.
As I do not have a waiting room please arrive at the time of the appointment. If you do arrive early there is a nice area to take a walk before your session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client