Zhila Afrouz

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MBACP Accred - Child, Young person & Adult Counsellor/CBT Therapist
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5AF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome.

Are you or your child struggling with unwanted feelings?

I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist trained to work with children, young people, and adults.

I specialise in the area of mental health, including; depression, generalised anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, vomit phobia, plus many more...

I also specialise in children and young people counselling which may also include anger, family concerns, friendships, school stress, communication, plus many more....

It is easy to tell ourselves we are OK and brush our issues aside, however they will always find a way to return to us. This is our mind's way of saying that there is a problem that we need to address in order to move forward. By monitoring our thought patterns and behaviour, we can gain an understanding of our unwanted feelings, and create some new skills to manage our issues.

Therapy sessions can support you in the following ways:

  • Providing a safe and confidential environment that enables you to comfortably explore your problems away from the chaos of daily life.
  • Creating a collaborative therapeutic relationship where we can work together to create change.
  • Providing a warm empathic ear, that is free of judgement.
  • Supporting you in gaining understanding of yourself, and your difficulties.
  • Using non-verbal communication and play therapy techniques to support younger age client's.
  • Targeting mental health directly, treating depression and anxiety disorders.
  • To create change in your thinking and behaviour by introducing strategies, and techniques, to help you manage your difficulties throughout effective treatment plans.

Please feel free to contact me to find out more and arrange an appointment.  Further information can also be found by visiting my website at mind your mind therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • MA Counselling Children and Young People
  • Advanced Practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Diploma)
  • BA (Hons) Health and Social Care


I have had many years experience of providing therapy across GP surgery's, hospitals, family centres, youth centres, primary schools and high schools. I have acquired a vast amount of experience in supporting individuals with a diverse range of difficulties.

Member organisations

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
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.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Health Assured
  • Vitality

Additional information

Please contact me for information on session fees.

Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5AF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Zhila Afrouz
Zhila Afrouz