"I cannot recommend Zareeda as a counsellor enough. Her approach is truly empowering and the only one that has worked for me.
After seeing six therapists over eight years; trying CBT, EMDR, integrative therapy, nothing seemed to address all of my issues and make a dent in my anxiety and depression. Most of the therapists I saw before helped for a while but they only addressed part of my issues and made judgments on my situation too quickly without taking the time to hear me out fully. I guess a lot of them didn't feel equipped to deal with the amount of traumas I suffered (incest, sexual abuses, emotional neglect, institutional abuse, loss of faith, family rejection and more). Not many people have the patience to really listen to you, let you entangle the mess you're in, hear the pain you feel and let you choose how to heal.
Zareeda listened to me like no one did before. She doesn't take notes and is fully present with you. She never tells you what to do but offers suggestions of things to think about if you feel stuck. Mostly she inspires you to believe in yourself and in your ability to take control of your life and heal.
It took me almost a year to take this in and go back to her after a couple of sessions, to truly start my healing journey. It's not an easy road but I wouldn't have it any other way and of course, I'd never go back to where I was! I am truly healing now, sleeping peacefully, and seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
Zareeda, I'll be forever grateful to you for giving me hope again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
Claire, August 2021
"Zareeda is a brilliant therapist. Due to Zareeda's kind, caring yet professional nature I felt comfortable and at ease when opening up. I needed a therapist who not only understood me as a person but also could understand my language, family dynamics, cultural and religious aspects which were very important to me. Zareeda catered for all my specific needs which helped me to share my very difficult life experiences. I would highly recommend Zareeda as a therapist."
Anonymous, March 2021
“I never thought of getting counselling until a family member suggested I should.
I come from a Pakistani background where certain topics are frowned upon discussing and given some of the childhood traumas I suffered I was reluctant to speak about these. It affected me in my adulthood and I was at breaking point and felt like I was on the verge of depression.
I wanted a counsellor that could understand the cultural aspect of my life so I chose to book an appointment with Zareeda. Since doing my sessions I have seen a massive difference in myself. Initially I was worried about using this method of therapy as I assumed that by going to counselling the counsellor would give me the answer to my problems, and in fact I was wrong. I learnt that the answer to the problems is within myself, I feel so much more happier and content now since doing my sessions it’s like I am a new person.
Zareeda made me feel so comfortable and is so attentive during the sessions. I feel more confident and empowered and it feels so nice to finally have the burden I carried for so many years lifted off my head. Thank you so much Zareeda you literally are God sent!”
N Khan, November 2020
"Zareeda is a great listener and working with her has been so helpful to me. I’ve struggled a lot with problems in the past year, and the therapy has helped me to cope. I’ve become stronger, more confident, and better able to manage my close relationships. I wonder now why I didn’t get help sooner. "
Annie, August 2019
"Zareeda is pure light presence and practices with complete non-judgement which made me feel at ease and nurtured.
She radiates positivity and I immediately knew I am in good and trustworthy hands. Zareeda intuitively knew what I needed, and gently guided and supported me through each process. I truly felt like we were working together for my greater good and that she always had my best interests at heart.
Zareeda, I really want to thank you. I'm eternally grateful for your loving presence, your intuition, and your ability to create a safe, sacred space for healing to happen. What rare and beautiful qualities these are. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to experience some profound transformations in my life."
Steffi, July 2019
“ Working with Zareeda was very helpful. It allowed me to discover the difficulties I was facing and where they came from. I felt completely safe and it was a great experience for personal growth. I would definitely recommend her and go back to working with her.”
Isabel, June 2019
“I have been seeing Zareeda for nearly six months now. I was immediately struck by the power of being listened to in a way that I have never experienced before. This led me to feel relaxed and trust that I could be totally open in how I talked about the things that I felt I needed to.
In my counselling I am free to decide what I want to talk about. Zareeda will not offer her own opinion, but she will sometimes provide valuable feedback based on what she has heard me saying.
Zareeda is helping me to overcome some of the painful things I have experienced in my life. Counselling gives me the opportunity to talk about my experiences, whilst feeling safe and totally accepted. Through this process I have begun to “let go” of some of the painful issues that I have been carrying.
I always come away from my counselling sessions feeling satisfied that I have gained from the experience.”
Robin, April 2019