Zena Cooper

Folkestone, Kent, CT19
07766754827 07766754827 Registered / Accredited

About me

Many of us reach a chapter in our lives where we may feel stuck, unhappy, confused, unable to move forward or something we can't quite explain. Together we can work through these thoughts & feelings to find a way that works for you. I am interested in hearing your experiences & provide a safe & open environment for you to feel able to share. I am not able to give advice but I can share the journey with you & together we can try to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, memories & relationships.

I see clients weekly for 60 minute sessions for as long as is needed. I work in an integrative way which means I draw from different methods to find the best way for you at that time. I believe that each of us is unique, our stories are all different & therefore counselling should reflect that. I also offer group work for those who would prefer.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in health and social care settings for over 25 years including mental health, learning disability and community care services.  I also have experience working with chronic and life limiting illness and end of life. I have worked for a local Counselling service since 2018 and set up private practice in 2019.

I began my counselling training in 2005, returning to qualify as an integrative counsellor in 2019: -

  • Level 2 NCfE in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 4 NCS Professional Counselling Diploma

I have also undertaken many additional training courses including trauma, loss and grief, online therapy and goals in therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

End of life work

Life story based work

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

I offer a free 30-45 minute initial consultation.

My fees are £45 for a 60 minute session, however I am able to offer concessions for students, keyworkers and construction workers through the Mates in Mind scheme.

I am also flexible with the length of the session so if you would prefer a longer or shorter session then I can amend the cost.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Further information

I also offer group work through my Reading for Wellbeing project.

Folkestone
Kent
CT19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

I can offer telephone or video counselling

Availability

I currently have availability on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays including some evenings.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Zena Cooper

Zena Cooper