Issaka (Zak) Zango

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BSc (Hons), MA, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Colchester CO1 & Twickenham TW1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Life is difficult, confusing and scary sometimes, we can feel misunderstood and overwhelmed by issues that seem to multiply by the day. Perhaps you have a vision of where you want to go but no way to get there, perhaps even planning what you want for dinner is a struggle. You may be anxious, depressed, lost, grieving, searching for direction or struggling to cope with it all. I understand. Speaking about emotional pain can feel risky. Discovering the honesty and courage to put your experience into words can contribute to developing insight, self-confidence and self-respect.

I am Issaka (or Zak) an integrative therapist based in the UK with over 4 years of experience, I specialise in working with you to identify and explore areas in which you struggle and helping you develop bespoke tools that enable you to excel. I will support your journey with understanding and empathy, I will not judge you or tell you what to do, rather, we will collaborate to build your resilience and move you closer to where you deserve to be.

My therapy style is accepting and compassionate. I believe in treating everyone with the utmost respect and dignity, it is my role to strive to understand what it means to exist in the world of my clients and walk alongside them. My approach combines Humanistic, Jungian analytical modalities and coaching. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, as no one approach fits everyone, thus, we can work together to find an approach that works for you.

Psychotherapy is a unique form of conversation. It unfolds and deepens over time. Speaking about emotional pain can feel risky. Discovering the honesty and courage to put your experience into words can contribute to developing insight, self-confidence and self-respect. Profound fears and anxieties can gradually assume more human proportions.

Taking the first steps towards change and seeking a more fulfilling and happier life requires courage. If you're ready to take that step, I'm here to support and empower you. Don't hesitate to reach out if you want to increase your self-awareness and understanding. Together, we'll take it one step at a time and begin to make sense of it all. I'm excited to work with you!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • First class bachelor's Degree with honours in Person-Centered Counselling & Psychotherapy - Essex University.
  • Master's Degree in Jungian Studies with a focus on Dream and Psyche Exploration - Essex University.
  • Dip. HE in Person-Centred Counselling - Essex University.
  • Child/Young person therapist with the Youth Enquiry Service.
  • I have previously worked with the Essex Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) and Colchester Institute Counselling Service (CICS).

I am highly committed to continued professional development with ongoing training in different modalities.

I am experienced in working with a myriad of issues including: Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , ADHD , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues.

Getting to sessions in person can be a struggle and so, I am proud to specialise in offering sessions online. Wherever you are in the world, if you have a quiet & confidential space, we can work together.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Dream analysis
  • Mid-life Crisis navigation


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

Phone/Online Sessions -  £50.

Concessions available for students & low-income

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Colchester, Essex, CO1

Twickenham, Greater London, TW1

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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