The Institute of Zen Therapy is a group of therapists based in Worcestershire and Watford, trained and practicing in a Buddhist approach to psychotherapy. All have studied Buddhist psychology with the Amida school, and together have a wealth of experience both as therapists and more generally within the helping professions. We can offer individual face to face appointments, as well as online and telephone consultations.
Buddhist Therapy: Buddhism is a path of liberation for the world. In the Buddhist analysis, peace in the world and peace in the hearts of people are simply different aspects of the same thing. Buddhist therapy supports us to lead a compassionately engaged way of life that is both happier and more constructive. If we would make a better world, we must also work on ourselves. If we would work on ourselves, we must find some concern for our world.
Training, qualifications & experience
All practitioners have trained with David Brazier and are qualified Buddhist therapists. Caroline Screen is a member of BACP and Susthama Kim is a member of ITZI - International Zen Therapy Institute. She teaches Buddhist Psychology with David Brazier on the distance learning programme in Buddhist Psychology and runs a supervision group. Jnanamati also tutored and assisted with the online distance learning programme. He is trained as an art therapist and combines the two approaches in his work.
Member organisations *
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Typically sessions last 50 minutes.
The standard rate per session varies between £40 & £60.
A reduced rate is sometimes available, do contact us to find out more.
As we are currently experiencing the Covid pandemic, if we do meet face to face, all our services are covid safe, and if not, then our meetings and sessions can be conducted online.