Welcome to

ZLG Counselling

A welcoming, supportive and therapeutic environment, without judgement.

Thank you for visiting ZLG Counselling.

Hi my name is Zara. Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. Seeking out therapy can often be challenging as you may not know where to begin in finding a suitable therapist. Hopefully my website will answer some of your questions and you can get a sense of what type of counsellor I am.

Providing warmth, compassion , honesty ,empowerment and showing a genuine belief in you is at the core of my practice. Counselling will provide you with a space to be your authentic self without any judgement or criticism. Our sessions remain confidential and I will show support and guidance and allow you to use our time together to work though any challenges and difficulties you have been experiencing. Big or small. If its important to you , its important to me too. Your Story Matters.

I am an humanisitic counsellor and use an integrative approach. This means I specialise in multiple approaches and therefore can tailor sessions to suit you. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and abide by their ethical framework.

Your story matters.

Your voice, your experiences, your thoughts, your feelings matter. Most importantly...YOU matter.

I appreciate how difficult it can feel to reach out for support with your mental health and wellbeing. It can be challenging to know where to start.

As your therapist, I understand that there is not a one size fits all approach to counselling.

Your experiences and struggles are unique to you and together we can work at a pace that is right for you, to allow you to address the root causes of the difficulties and challenges you have been experiencing. Anything that has been weighing you down can be tackled and worked through together and I will support you every step of the way.

What type of counsellor am I ?

  • Understanding
  • Approachable
  • Open minded
  • Patient
  • Down to Earth
  • Supportive
  • Empowering
  • Empathetic
  • Honest
  • Respectful
  • Compassionate

Person Centred Therapy

This is a humanistic approach which is client led and focuses on ways in which we perceive ourselves. Person Centred counselling will help you explore your own issues, feelings and beliefs , behaviours and worldwide view so you can become more self aware and achieve greater independence. Person Centred therapy can help you realise what resources you have to work through your issues which will help you build your self esteem and your confidence. This therapy can help with most issues including anxiety, depression, phobias, stress ,self esteem.

Gestalt Therapy

This is a type of therapy that focuses on the here and now and how that can be explored to help you. Gestalt is based on the principle that everyone is whole - made up of mind, body and soul. It emphasises that to fully understand people you have to look at their current situation as they experience it. This may involve in focuses on where you feel certain emotions in your body to understand the underlying emotional experiences. This therapy is interactive and feedback driven. Gestalt can help most issues, including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship problems.

Transactional Analysis

An psychoanalytical approach that helps us understand why we think, feel and behave in the way we do. Anyone who wants to explore how their individual personality has been shaped by their experiences could benefit from this type of therapy. It can help you improve how you communicate, break damaging repetitive patterns of behaviour, effectively resolve conflict, confusion and tension within relationships with family, friends, colleagues and partners. It can help us understand our past experiences and explore and reflect on childhood experiences. This is a suitable approach for solution focused therapy.

Trauma Informed

When a therapist is trauma informed, they are knowledgeable about trauma and understand the potential impact of trauma. This involves working sensitively about past trauma and offering appropriate support if you disclose it. This approach involves me ,your therapist being trustworthy , transparent and recognising how trauma effects individuals. Trauma informed working involves ensuring you feel heard, believed and supported. You are not to blame for your experiences. Trauma informed may be beneficial for those who have experienced traumatic experiences such as rape , sexual assault , historical abuse , domestic abuse. We do not need to use labels and you do not to feel pressure to talk about anything you are not ready to.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Always remember what ever issues you are experiencing, no matter how big or small they seem to others. You are important, are valued and worthy of support.

Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:


Panic Attacks



Relationship difficulties

Affairs and betrayals

Anger management



Personal Development

Self Esteem


Family fallouts

Domestic abuse

Rape and sexual violence


Historical abuse

Self Harm

Suicidal Feelings

Difficult Emotions



My location

My therapy room is based in Solihull in the West Midlands.

I also offer online sessions for clients via Zoom. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.

Fees & availability

Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis, and cost £40 per session.

I also provide a limited number of spaces for those on low-income , who are key workers or for students; contact me to enquire about availability. Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment in cash or by bank transfer.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07563166986 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquiries are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

Emergency or In Crisis?

Signs of crisis may be feelings of wanting to commit suicide or harm yourself or others. In this case, please consider contacting your local A&E department of your nearest hospital and ask to speak to someone from the crisis team.

If you need immediate assistance, you may consider contacting the Samaritans, they are available on 08457 909090 or please email jo@samaritans.org.

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