Zaira McIntyre

Nr. Chipping Norton OX7 & Bourton On The Water GL54
07908814206 07908814206
Nr. Chipping Norton OX7 & Bourton On The Water GL54

About me

Normally offering face to face, integrative child and adolescent counselling for children and young people aged 5-21 years in private practice.

Whilst in lockdown, I am offering Zoom sessions for all young people and parents across the UK who are currently struggling.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified teacher and integrative counsellor (MBACP) with experience of working with young people for over 16 years. Ranging from teaching in schools, university and GP surgeries, to working in the disadvantaged areas of Brazil, I have endeavoured to help improve the lives of young people through education and therapeutic interventions.

For the past six years, I have provided 1-1 and group therapeutic support for young people affected by anxiety and depression as well as other problems commonly affecting young people today. I have worked for a variety of NGOs and social projects and provided support for young people with English as a second language who have special educational needs and mental health issues. I have extensive experience in providing both long and short-term focused therapy, and in risk assessment. I am committed to upholding personal professional indemnity insurance, CPD, personal supervision and BACP membership.

Since young, I have been fascinated by human behaviour; what motivates and drives us to do the things that we do. I graduated from Leeds University with a joint honours degree in languages. I then did a Post Graduate Certificate in Education in teaching languages at secondary level. I completed a BACP registered postgraduate diploma in integrative child and adolescent counselling at Terapia, validated by Middlesex University. While studying and working as a teacher, I sought to gain a deeper understanding of children’s’ barriers to learning and achieving their full potential, which are generally associated with their own self-limiting beliefs. This motivated me to embark on a course in Integrative counselling

Through immersing myself in psychodynamic and other theories, I have gained invaluable insights into how unconscious forces arising from early life can affect our inner world and the development of our adult self. I believe that we can derive enormous benefit from the process of understanding ourselves and others, and this knowledge has inspired me to make this the focus of my working life as a counsellor, with a particular interest in self development.

My aim is and always has been, to help and support young people to live enriched and fulfilled lives and to maximise their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic


My fee is £45 an hour however I offer some concessions for those on low income. Please get in contact to discuss further.

I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation.

Nr. Chipping Norton

Bourton On The Water

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish & Portuguese


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There is a ramp and handrails.


Weekdays & some evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Zaira McIntyre

Zaira McIntyre