Toni Zekaria MBACP
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor working with adults, offering short-term and open-ended counselling depending on the nature of your difficulty. I help clients to understand the cause of their problems and support them to find the best strategies to move forward.
I work in an integrative way which, I believe, offers the flexibility to meet individual clients’ needs making use of a wide range of methods, tools and interventions. My focus is on self-development, responsibilities and growth and it is an empowering idea that it is the client who holds the answer to his/her problems.
I respect cultural differences and individual preferences and help clients in developing enough support and insight to view the world differently and make the changes or choices that, on their own, have seemed elusive or impossible.
I offer a professional, friendly, safe and confidential space for clients to explore - in a supportive and non-judgemental environment, and at their own pace - the difficulties they are experiencing and how these affect their emotional, psychological or physical wellbeing. If you've read this far, why not take the next step and contact me for a “no obligation” chat …. you have nothing to lose.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling;
Diploma in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling;
Certificate in Humanistic, Integrative Counselling.
I am committed to my continuing professional development as a BACP registered counsellor and regularly attend counselling and psychotherapy workshops, and short courses.
My work is fully insured and professionally supervised in accordance with BACP guidelines and I adhere to the BACP code of ethics.
I work in an NHS GP’s practice and see clients privately.
Prior to becoming a Counsellor, I managed a luxury, boutique hotel for several years and then started up and managed my own bakery/café.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 for daytime weekday sessions; £60 for evenings (from 6pm onwards) and Sunday mornings. All sessions last for 50 minutes.
Couple's Counselling £90/session. Couple's counselling sessions last one hour.
I have limited slots available at reduced cost for students or people on low incomes.