Zoe Hawton MBACP

Zoe Hawton MBACP

Room 148
Stratford Workshops
Burford Road
E15 2SP

07958 603633

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About me

Looking for a qualified, experienced, professional counsellor ? I offer confidential one to one counselling in East London for lifes challenges commonly including topics like: anxiety, depression, life changes, coping with childhood sexual abuse, anger management, addiction, post traumatic stress, bereavement, family issues, rape victims of both genders, dissociative disorders, victims of organised abuse, panic attacks and other common worries.

Many details about therapy such as timescales, challenges and our first meeting can be found by clicking through to my website and reading the frequently asked questions page. http://www.restarttherapy.co.uk

This style of counselling helps people experience more self confidence, a better understanding of difficult past experiences and better ways to cope with present difficulties.

A humanistic approach understands people as unique individuals, and allows them time, space and a listening ear to gain context, rethink destructive behaviour patterns and move through lifes difficult patches.

CBT techniques are one additional option in my integrative toolbox, that can aid in recognizing and changing unhelpful thought patterns, as well as helping clients come to terms with traumatic life experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP), The British Association of Art Therapists (BAPT associate) and the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD).

I'm experienced in working with people of both genders from all backgrounds and cultures. I live and work in East London and value the cultural diversity of the borough. In the last five years I have worked for major therapy charities and have managed projects for non profit agencies.

I work with all topics but my specific area of professional interest is in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and those who suffer dissociation after trauma ( feeling numb, blank or having different experiences) but I also work confidently with all other material. I am also trained to use empirical diagnostic tools to see how deeply people are impacted by difficult life events. This can help with onward referral to GPs etc

In addition to being a Counsellor in private practice in Stratford, London, I have experience as a NHS Counsellor and work as a consultant and supervisor.

Clinical Qualifications in Counselling

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Member (MBACP) Counsellor since 1996
  • registered member of BACP on line register
  • Diploma Counselling
  • Certficate Counselling
  • Extensive further training's on CBT, Trauma therapy, phobia therapy, addiction, sexual abuse, working with children, supervision, working with groups, DID, childhood sexual abuse, dissociative symptoms, diagnostic testing, attachment etc

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Counselling. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

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Accredited register membership


A fifty-minute session is £45 basic rate but I have a sliding scale for those on a low wage, benefits or who are students

Further information

Young person Counselling / Child Therapy

I offer one-to-one child and young people’s counselling, Children's Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CAAT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions. This is held in my dedicated play-therapy room. Children use art and play as a way to communicate and a method of expression that gives their lives a narrative. Children sometimes lack the words with which to describe their thoughts and feelings - so utilizing play and art can help them process difficult life events. This can enable children to explore and talk about difficult life experiences more openly.

There is a separate section within my website which explains much more about this service. I have experience running school based counselling projects in both primary and secondary schools.

Room 148,
Stratford Workshops,
Burford Road,
E15 2SP

The nearest tube is Stratford Station (Overground, Underground Central or Jubilee lines, DLR) or High Street Stratford (DLR only) which are a short walk away. Stratford's transport links include Docklands Light Railway, overland trains spanning London and Essex, Jubilee and Central Line services. It has good road links making it accessible to London and Essex. There is some parking available outside my office.

Maps & Directions

London, E15 2SP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays,Tuesdays, Friday - daytime and evening availabity possible call for details

Types of client

Young people
Older adults