Zara Turner

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Counselling, MBACP
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Otley, LS21 1JZ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Zara and I work as a counsellor near Otley. I currently work online or by phone. I believe that everybody can hit a patch in their life when they feel they are not coping as they would like to, whether it is because of anxiety becoming over-whelming, or through depressive thoughts leaving a sense of emptiness. Sometimes people can be struggling with a recent difficult life event, or perhaps are carrying unresolved pain from childhood. Whatever the issue, I always aim to provide a supportive and warm setting, where the client can share what is distressing them; we then can work as a team to discover the best way forward.

I am originally from N.Ireland and have a particular interest in anxiety and how it affects us both emotionally and physically. A safe, confidential space in which to talk and be listened to can be the first step to a deeper, more compassionate understanding of oneself, and can start to clarify how we want life to be. I also have extensive experience in working with clients who are neurodivergent, in particular those on the autistic spectrum and /or with ADHD.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an HE Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP . Previously, I have worked on the counselling team at Craven College in Skipton, working one-to-one with students , who were dealing with issues such as exam stress, relationship problems and family breakdown,. I have also worked at Talking Spaces, a counselling service in Harrogate, dealing with adults struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, domestic abuse and childhood trauma, and have worked part-time as a counsellor at The Police Treatment Centre. I have completed training with Aspire Autistic Consultancy, and have extensive experience in working with clients on the autistic spectrum and/or with ADHD.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £50.00 per 60 minute session, and can offer various times/ days of the week. I generally work on a weekly basis but am happy to offer more flexible arrangements, to suit particular client needs. I also offer an initial, informal telephone chat free of charge , before any sessions might be booked, so clients get the opportunity to see if we are the right fit.

When I work

I offer day-time sessions

Otley, LS21 1JZ

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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