About me

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited with the BABCP. My core training was in depression and anxiety disorders and I am also a trained Cognitive Behavioural Couples therapist working for two years as a private practitioner in Central London.

First and foremost, I consider it a priority that you feel comfortable to discuss personal and sensitive matters in confidence.  Secondly that you develop a tangible understanding of your problems so that you can make the changes needed to improve your circumstances significantly

Please see my website: zarapolden.com

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Advanced Practice, King's College, London
Accreditation with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

I have over 10 years experience of working in the public and private sector in a therapeutic capacity e.g. NHS, Turning Point, leading London-based private practice, Efficacy.  I am a registered, recognized therapist with several private health insurance companies including: AVIVA, AXA PPP Health Care, Pruhealth.

Member organisations


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


Additional information

£70 to £150 depending on the work.

The Practice Rooms
2A South Parade

Type of session

In person