Zak Hulstrom

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MBACP Integrative Counsellor
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

London WC1H & Stroud GL5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi, I'm Zak (he/him). I’m a qualified counsellor and I’m here to support you with whatever you’re going through. 

I’d like to tell you a bit about myself and how I work with clients, so that you have a sense of what therapy would be like with me.

In our sessions, you might hear me ask about your experience growing up because patterns of thinking and behaving can be created when we’re young. As children, we rely so much on our parents to survive that we can twist and contort ourselves to earn their love, but then we become adults and sometimes those patterns are still there. We can look at these patterns together so that you might have more of a say about how much they affect your life.

You might also hear me ask about what’s happening in your body. Often, we can feel or sense things that we don’t have the words for because our bodies are trying to communicate something. If we stop and listen to these signals, we can learn about how we really feel. Words can also get in the way of expressing ourselves, especially if we don’t have a language for our emotional landscape. Paying attention to our gestures, sensations and body movements can reveal important information about what’s happening – right now – that we might not even be aware of.

These are just some of the many ways our conversations could go.

I value the diversity in us all, whether that’s to do with your race, ethnicity and the colour of your skin, gender or sexuality, age, religious or political belief, disability - to name a few. I have an LGBTQ-affirmative and an anti-racist approach. These affect all people because each of us are diverse in our own ways, and it’s by appreciating these differences that we might learn to be more compassionate to ourselves and others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working in mental health since 2014, having been a Trustee of West London Mind and served as a befriender for Mind too.

I received my Diploma in Counselling from The Minster Centre in London and a Certificate in Counselling Skills from Birkbeck College (part of University College London).

I’m a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), have an Enhanced DBS Certificate, and I’m registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which means I protect your personal data through GDPR.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am particularly interested in supporting male clients, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community and ethnic minorities.


£65.00 - £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My standard rate is £65 (Stroud) and £75 (London) with some concessionary rates available. Please ask if you need a concessionary rate.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays & Tuesdays in Stroud.

Wednesdays & Thursdays in Kings Cross.

A Room in Town, 1 Birkenhead Street, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 8BA

Chedworth House, 8 Lansdown, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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