Hello, I’m Zara, and welcome to my website. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, and  work in Harrogate and Horsforth.
You may find yourself considering counselling for many reasons – maybe it is something from your past that is troubling you, or perhaps you have recently experienced a difficult life event. You may be struggling with anxiety or depression, or you may not even quite know why you feel troubled– it can just be a matter of feeling that you are ‘stuck’ or that you have ‘lost your way'. Hopefully, you will find something here that strikes a chord, and that can offer you a way forward.
I work in an integrative way, which basically means , as each person brings a unique story and a unique set of circumstances, I can work with a variety of theories and ideas to find the way that best fits you. I will always endeavour to provide a warm, honest atmosphere where, hopefully, you will feel safe and supported, as our therapeutic relationship will be the bedrock for our work together. I will work at a pace that suits you and provide a place where you can share what is distressing you; or we can discover together  what those things are. Life is both messy and painful for everyone at times, and perhaps family or friends are just not the ones we can talk these things through with, so counselling can provide an alternative, in a confidential and non-judgemental setting. And sometimes, we will also be able to celebrate the things that are going right for you too!

Ultimately, counselling can help you get to know yourself better, and understand why you feel what you feel. And with that understanding , the way forward can become clearer.