Zoë Lane

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MBACP (Accred). Take Good Care Counselling
Available for new clients
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Durham, DH1 1QQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello there!

My name is Zoë Lane. I am a fully qualified and Accredited Person Centred Counsellor based in the Durham area.

If you're searching this page I can only wonder if you're trying to suss out the right counsellor for you so please let me tell you a little about myself... I am an avid movie lover- the funnier or weepier the better! I love walking, swimming & reading; preferably not all at the same time though... I find singing 80's power ballads at the top of my lungs highly liberating (try it!) and am at my most alive when talking & connecting with people.

I'm sorry you might not be feeling great at the moment, for whatever that reason that may be. Maybe you're not even sure yourself? Life can be full of ups and downs, sometimes those 'downs' can be difficult to understand, process or work through. It can help to talk, especially to someone impartial from the situation.

As a person centred counsellor, I believe you have within you, all you need to make it through your tough times. You are the expert on you. It is my job to skillfully work along side you and provide you with the right environment for you to find the answers you need.

I find it an enormous privilege to do this work; to forge & develop a professional relationship with my client and to be trusted with personal material & emotions in order to support my client to find their way. A huge privilege indeed.

I have received counselling myself, in the past, so am aware how it may feel a little nerve wracking or daunting trying to find the right counsellor suited to you and at a time when you may not be feeling at your best.
You are very welcome to contact me with any questions about my service. We can even arrange for a short chat over the phone to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. You are in no way obliged to commit to my service after this, it is just an opportunity to help you on your quest to find the right person for you & your counselling journey.

I have a tranquil counselling room situated in a beautiful church on the outskirts of Durham city (DH1). I am not a religious based counselling service but this peaceful building provides the perfect atmosphere for calm, confidential counselling sessions.  There is one flight of stairs in order to access my office. There is a carpark with plenty of free parking on site.

It would be lovely to hear from you.
Take good care

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered and Accredited member of the BACP. 

I have a Foundation degree in Counselling from New College, Durham.

I have been qualified since 2019 and due to the nature of my training, have been counselling clients since 2018.

I adhere strictly to the BACP ethical code of practice.

I engage in Continued Professional Development, this is ongoing and inline with BACP requirements.

I have an enhanced DBS and subscribe to the governments 'update service' to ensure this is as current and transparent for all.

I have experience of working with a range of issues including:

  • Bereavement & grief
  • Anticipatory grief
  • Terminal illness
  • Chronic illness
  • Disability
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Struggling with self-identity
  • Relationships
  • Abuse
  • Work stress
  • Family issues

As stipulated by the BACP, I will always work within my own competency and will be open and honest with you.

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.

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 Counselling & Psychotherapy
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 Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

An initial, informal conversation by phone can last up to 15 minutes and is free of charge.

Counselling sessions are charged at £50 per session.

Each session lasts up to 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday- Thursday

9am- 5pm

Durham, DH1 1QQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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There is one flight of stairs to access my counselling room.

Zoë Lane
Zoë Lane