Zoe Maria Sanders
Notice regarding COVID-19: I am currently offering online and telephone counselling sessions at a reduced rate.
The current crisis is anxiety provoking and as a result people are feeling that they would benefit from the support of counselling, now more than ever. However, for many people the virus has resulted in additional financial pressures at a time when they are most in need. Since governments have advised we remain isolated with the people we live with, our relationships have been put under increasing strain. It may be that you are self-isolating alone or you are finding it a challenge to share a space with your partner, extended family or flat-mates.
As a result, I am offering online and telephone sessions to new clients at £40 (for individuals) and £50 (for couples) to support people during this difficult time.
- Finding your relationships difficult or unrewarding?
- Feeling stuck or caught in unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours?
- Want to find a way to move forward?
I offer weekly individual and couples counselling – face-to-face, online and over the telephone.
I am a qualified relationship therapist, so my focus is helping people to navigate more rewarding relationships with all the people around them. My clients experience a variety of challenges including:
- Stress and anxiety
- Low mood and depression
- Low self-confidence
- Communication problems
- A general sense of turmoil or dissatisfaction
- Difficulty changing their lifestyle or reaching significant decisions
I see individuals and couples who are currently in a relationship, considering separation and divorce or who are already separated.
I'm particularly interested in family issues, child-related issues and how parenting affects relationships throughout the parenting life cycle. I see individuals, couples and co-parents who are considering having children, are due to start a family or who already have children.
I also see individual clients who are struggling to find a relationship or who have repeated unsuccessful relationships with the people around them.
I have experience working with same-sex couples and I also like to work with clients from a variety of demographic and cultural backgrounds.
What to expect
We would initially have a brief telephone conversation to establish if we would like to meet. We would then have an introductory consultation where we would meet to think together about what might be helpful for you.
It can be hard to find the right therapist and you might be unsure if psychotherapy is the right way forward for you. Please give me a call if you’d like to discuss any concerns or queries you have.
Training, qualifications & experience
My approach is predominantly couple and individual psychodynamic psychotherapy. However, I draw from a number of different methods and favour a style of psychotherapy that is active, fluid and will respond to your unique, shifting needs.
I’ll work alongside you to explore the parts of yourself that will enable you to find a clearer perspective or help you to overcome the difficulties you are experiencing.
I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space to talk about what is going on for you and to think together about how past experience might unconsciously be affecting you in the present.
My private practice is located within easy reach of Archway and Tufnell Park tubes and all the good bus links to Archway. The 134, 390, C11 and number 4 buses all stop at the end of the road; and there is free parking close by.
- PGDip in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Tavistock Relationships)
- Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD)
- Graduate certificate in Theory and Skills of Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of East London)
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
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Individual counselling & psychotherapy / Parenting support = £70
- Couples counselling & psychotherapy / parenting support = £90
I offer low cost appointments for concessions during the day. Please mention this when you call, so we can discuss your application for the offer of a low cost slot.