Zerrin Simsek Dolen (BSc Hons, PgDip, MBACP accred.)
Welcome, I'm Zerrin.
My approach is in Integrative Psychotherapy, a more person-centered approach. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression and anxiety, addiction, grief counselling and beyond. In a safe and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalised approach tailored to each of my clients' individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are looking for. I will listen to your personal experience and walk with you, on your journey to change.
I also specialise in working with children and young people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harming behaviours.
We experience anxiety, fear, sadness, depression or uncertainty at some point of our lives, these thoughts and feelings can become overwhelming and lead to psychological dysfunction. I believe counselling can help you begin to tolerate, accept, make lasting personal change, giving you a stronger sense of who you are and what you need, it can guide you through some of life’s major transitions.
Typically, we will have an initial session in which to explore what has brought you to counselling, we can explore if we think we are suited to working with each other. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. The duration of therapy depends on a client's needs and concerns and this is discussed at the initial session.
Whether it is the first time you are considering counselling or have some experience of therapy in the past, please feel free to contact me for a brief chat on how therapy could help you and your problems.
Taking the initial step can be difficult, but stepping into a therapeutic journey is highly likely to be rewarding at the end.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists accredited), and previously a degree in Psychology BSc (British Psychological Society accredited).
I have a range of experience in psychotherapy and mental health. I have worked within the NHS over many years in different areas including, forensic mental health, addiction problems and psychotherapy, and currently practising privately.
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £60 for a 50-minute hour. I offer an initial consultation at a discounted fee of £25. I have some lower cost slots available, for these rates please contact me for more info.