My name is Zoë Lane. I am a fully qualified 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 ballards 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.
It would be lovely to hear from you.
Take good care
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an individual member of the BACP and I am very keen to be working towards my accreditation.
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 experience of working with a range of issues including:
- Bereavement & grief
- Anticipatory grief
- Terminal illness
- Chronic illness
- Low self esteem
- Struggling with self-identity
- Work stress
- Family stress
As stipulated by the BACP, I will always work within my own competency and will be open and honest with you.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
An initial, informal conversation by phone can last up to 30 minutes and be free of charge.
Counselling sessions are charged at £40 per session.
A block of six sessions can be booked for a reduced price of £220 paid in advance.
Each session lasts 50-60 minutes.
During covid 19
I am offering telephone or video call counselling sessions.
Also 'walk & talk' sessions, weather permitting, for locally based clients.