About me

Hello, my name is Zareeda

I work with clients from ages 7 to 65+ on issues ranging from rape and sexual abuse to stress, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I welcome students who are seeking therapy as part of their counselling training. I can offer evening appointments Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

I work with clients who turn to counselling for:

  • Sexual abuse/rape/incest.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Domestic violence.
  • Anger management.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
  • Depression.
  • Grief and loss.
  • Bereavement.
  • Addictions.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Low self esteem.
  • Stress.
  • Work related issues.
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
  • Anxiety.
  • Sexual issues.
  • Forced marriage.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a First Class degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice and a Masters degree in Trauma Studies, both from the University of Nottingham.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am fully insured to practice.

I have worked as a counsellor in a primary school and have also worked for a Rape Crisis charity in the East Midlands.

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.


Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fee is £60 per hour for individual sessions and £70 per hour for couples or family sessions. I offer a concessionary rate to counselling students and those who are on low incomes – please contact me for further details.

After the initial assessment if you feel that you are comfortable to work with me, fees are payable one week in advance.


I am available for telephone and also video appointments via Skype/Facebook. I can offer evening appointments Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

Further information

If you are struggling to find meaning in life you may be feeling disconnected from yourself and/or those around you. This loss of contact with yourself, your needs, values and beliefs may decrease your trust in your ability to form and build meaningful relationships and achieve personal goals.

A therapeutic relationship can offer the opportunity to find renewed belief in yourself and others. It can help to provide self-confidence and give you the skills to reach decisions with clarity. It can be a life enhancing and life changing process.

Our work together is based upon trust, empathy, understanding and a willingness to accept you without reservation. I can provide you with a safe space for you to completely let go and explore your experiences at your own pace.

I have trained in and practice the person-centred approach which is based on the theory and philosophy of Dr Carl Rogers. This approach best suits my professional practice as it is the client who leads the way in therapy and the counsellor helps to facilitate the process by which change occurs.



Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Additional languages

Hindi, Punjabi, Mirpuri