Zoe Hassid (MBACP)
London Kings Cross
Hello. Choosing a counsellor or therapist can be a daunting experience at what may be already a difficult time for you. In a nutshell, I offer a safe, confidential and collaborative space where you can bring whatever is troubling you. Together we can explore what’s going on, at a pace that’s right for you. I hope you’ll feel able to be yourself with me, whoever you are and whatever has happened in your life. I offer both support and challenge, without judgment. I don’t offer advice; I will champion your autonomy and your capacity to make choices.
People come to counselling and psychotherapy for many different reasons. You may be feeling overwhelmed by a current situation at work or in a relationship. You may be dealing with loss, grief, depression, anxiety, loneliness, fear, anger or addiction. You may be struggling with persistent and unwanted thoughts, feelings or behaviours. You may be haunted by past experiences that overshadow your present and future. Or you may simply want more joy and fulfilment out of life and wonder what gets in the way.
I’m a professionally qualified, registered, integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, which means I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, humanistic, body and contemporary relational psychotherapy, and I integrate a combination of these different approaches to best work in relationship with you as a unique individual. Integrative counselling is also about personal integration – that is, becoming aware of, coming to terms with and integrating different parts of ourselves and our experiences so we can feel more whole, both in mind and body. This can be an empowering process (and at times an uncomfortable one) that liberates us from limiting thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and frees us to make choices.
Whatever the therapeutic approach, research shows that ‘the therapeutic alliance’ is what makes therapy effective – that is, your confidence in me and in the therapy. So choosing a therapist you feel you can work with – and who feels they can help you - is important. I suggest having a session with me to discuss what’s brought you to counselling and to see what it’s like to talk with me, before deciding whether to continue. If we decide not to work together, I will not charge you for this session. If you continue, we’ll work collaboratively and can always discuss how you feel your therapy – and our working relationship - is going. I offer both short-term and longer term or open-ended therapy and we can discuss what may best suit you at this time. Please feel free to give me a call if you have any queries or you'd like to find out more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (2016) and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre / University of Middlesex (2014).
In addition to my core training, I have training in: working with adolescents, CBT, childhood sexual abuse, death and bereavement, diversity, domestic abuse, eating disorders, psychiatric assessment, self harm and suicide, sexual diversity, sexuality, trauma.
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their ethical code of practice including a commitment to ongoing supervision and continuing professional development. I have membership of the UKCP.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked with clients at a clinic specialising in eating disorders, at a parents’ service, at a drug and alcohol recovery service, and a low cost psychotherapy service.
I have experience of working with clients on issues including: abuse, addiction, alcohol, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, dissociation, eating disorders, gender identity, loss, parenting, relationship problems, self-harm, separation, sexuality, stress, trauma.
I also have life experience, a degree in history, a passion for music, and extensive experience of working in the television industry. I am curious about what it is to be human, how to make the most of it and what gets in the way.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
£60 - £75 per 50 minute session.
I have some concessionary spaces. Please ask.
If you're interested in trying counselling with me, please feel free to get in touch. I will not charge you for the initial session if we decide not to continue working together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently daytime availability in Kings Cross and evening in Queen's Park
Types of client