Zori (Zornitsa) Litova - MBACP (Reg) Integrative Counsellor
How I work
I am a qualified counsellor offering short and long-term therapy. The way I work is relational and client-led and the aim is to help you, my client, understand yourself, and the complex feelings that brought you to therapy. My goal is to make you feel heard, seen, and respected while in the counselling chair. If you choose to be my client we will work together to access your inner strength and resources and replace unhealthy patterns of behaviour with healthy ones.
The approach I use is integrative which means that I draw on different theories including psychodynamic, person-centred, and transpersonal depending on the client’s needs.
Beginning your counselling journey and searching for a therapist can feel uneasy. Therefore I offer free 15-minute telephone consultation. This will give you a feeling of what is like talking with me and an opportunity to ask any questions you might have and explain what brings you to counselling. The purpose is to help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you and ease the anxiety before you commit to therapy.
I have always been passionate about working with people and helping them connect with their true self. I decided to change my career and become a counsellor after my positive experience in therapy as a client. I believe that self-awareness is the foundation for personal growth and positive life changes.
How can counselling help?
Your counselling session with me is a confidential space for you to talk about whatever bothers you without judgment. Some thoughts and feelings could be easier to share with a stranger rather than family or friends. In our sessions, you will have the room to express yourself in the way you need to and reflect.
Counselling can help you get a perspective on your situation and may help you understand yourself better. It can help you address unhealthy habits like excessive alcohol use, substance misuse, gambling, food and become more resilient. Clients often report improvement in their relationships after engaging in counselling and managing their stress better.
Sometimes change and adjusting to a new reality can be difficult and you don’t have to do it alone.
Currently, all sessions are held remotely via video link, telephone, or email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I began my journey as a counsellor in an intercultural therapy centre where I provided counselling sessions for clients from diverse backgrounds. Some of the issues I worked with there: loss of identity, family and relationship issues, internalized racism, assertiveness, and personal boundaries issues, postnatal depression.
I spent a year and a half working in an alcohol and substance abuse charity where I was seeing clients struggling with addiction. Alongside addiction, some of the other issues I worked with there: stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, childhood trauma and domestic abuse, anger and health issues.
Since late 2019 I have been working for a bereavement charity. Other issues I have worked with in this agency: grief, death anxiety, low mood, and depression, negative thoughts, miscarriages, loneliness, suicidal thoughts.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked for years in a professional capacity with young people and adults who had suffered crimes. I specialized in working with domestic and sexual abuse and I supported survivors and their children for six years.
- PG Dip in Integrative Counselling
- Online and Telephone Counselling
- Motivational Interviewing Technique
- Cultural Competency
- Mental Health First Aid
- Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse (DAPA)
- Suicide and its Prevention
- IMKAAN training (Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage)
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
£50 per session
Concession rates for students, trainees and NHS workers available.
Concessions offered for
Monday - Friday 9am-9pm