About me

Hello, my name is Zareeda

I have been working and training in counselling since 2009. If you are struggling to find meaning in life you may be feeling disconnected from yourself and/or those around you. This loss of contact with yourself, your needs, values and beliefs may decrease your trust in your ability to form and build meaningful relationships and achieve personal goals.

A therapeutic relationship can offer the opportunity to find renewed belief in yourself and others. It can help to provide self-confidence and give you the skills to reach decisions with clarity. Counselling can be a life changing and life enhancing journey so it is important that you feel it is right for you.

Our work together is based upon trust, empathy, understanding and a willingness to accept you without reservation. I can provide you with the space for you to completely let go and explore your problems, issues, emotions and processes at your own pace.

I have trained in and practice the person-centred approach which is based on the theory and philosophy of Dr Carl Rogers. Person-centred counselling is based on the principle that individuals have within themselves immeasurable resources for self-understanding, altering self-concept, attitudes and behaviour and that these resources can be accessed in a facilitative environment. This approach best suits my professional practice as it is the client who leads the way in therapy and the counsellor helps to facilitate the process by which change occurs.

I have worked with clients from ages 7 to 65+ on issues ranging from rape and sexual abuse to stress, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I welcome students who are seeking therapy as part of their counselling training. I can offer evening appointments Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm, and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

I work with clients who turn to counselling for:

Sexual abuse/rape/incest

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Domestic violence

Anger management

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Grief and loss



Relationship problems

Low self esteem


Work related issues.

Generalised Anxiety Disorder


Sexual issues

Forced marriage

Qualifications and experience

I hold a First Class degree in Humanistic Counselling Practice and a Masters degree in Trauma Studies, both from the University of Nottingham.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am fully insured to practice.

I have worked as a counsellor in a primary school and have also worked for a rape crisis charity in Nottingham.