Zoe Scholar, MA, PGDip, BA (Hons), MBACP, Psychotherapist
I trained as an integrative therapist. This means I believe there is not just one way of working with a client. With a foundation of empathy, genuineness and the creating of a trusting relationship, I believe that therapeutic change can occur.
Counselling is a unique experience in which you are listened to in a non-judgemental and supportive way. A counselling conversation may feel very different to talking to friends or family. It may be the first time you have really felt heard or listened to. Being listened to and supported in this way will enable you to make your own decisions, to understand yourself better, to take control and facilitate change.
What happens in a typical counselling session?
In a typical counselling session I will listen attentively to what you are saying and help clarify your words to ensure you are being fully understood. Together we will work out what it is that you want and how you can go about making changes, no matter how small those changes may seem.
By working together and voicing your thoughts and feelings, you will gain a different perspective on your situation. This will help you to feel less stuck or less alone and more able to live a full life with a hopeful future.
I encourage and support you to reflect on your situation and to uncover what it is that you want. You will learn how to express yourself and to think about how to improve your situation and to take action.
How many counselling sessions will I have?
I offer both short and longer term counselling. Some clients benefit from short term counselling over 7 to 10 sessions and this can be very effective and beneficial. Others find that ongoing support over 6 months or more is helpful.
We will review our progress regularly.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
- MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of East London
- Certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills, Birkbeck, University of London
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and have experience of working with clients who have work and relationship difficulties, difficulties with business and issues around money, drug, alcohol and gambling addictions, bereavement, issues of self-esteem, lack of motivation and anxiety.
I offer counselling for those affected by Dementia. I work in a mindful way both with the person living with Dementia and with the family carer or carers.
I have experience of working with a range of clients, diverse in age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religion.
As a member of the BACP I am bound by the guidelines in the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Money spent on therapy is an investment in personal change and growth.
I charge between £60 and £80 per counselling session.
Payment is made weekly by cash or bank transfer.
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and we will start on time and finish on time.
Please get in touch by phone or email if you have any further questions or to arrange your first counselling session. I aim to answer any enquiries within 48 hours.
If you need to miss a session, I do not charge providing you make contact and give me 48 hours notice. Otherwise, the full session fee will apply.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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At the moment I have availability on Tuesdays in the City at 12pm and 1pm. On Wednesdays I have availability in the daytime in Dalston.
Types of client