My name is Zak and I am a qualified and experienced integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and mindfulness practitioner,
I am also the founder of ‘Cultivating Therapeutic Counselling’ a growing private practice in north London.
CTC offers short and long term psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples, offering you a warm, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with an experienced and qualified therapist, in an environment where you can feel safe, listened to and understood.
We at CTC firmly believe that people are wonderfully complex, unique and diverse and cannot be categorised into any specific theory or orientation, So we like to work with whatever skill or technique a client may need at any particular moment, in order to move them towards self awareness and change.
CTC works in an integrative, adaptive and relational way, drawing upon many modalities and techniques that me and my team have studied, that helps to inform the therapeutic process and practice.
CTC is not here to analyse, diagnose, label or judge anyone and does not offer advice, opinions or solutions, we will simply offer you the ideal conditions for you to explore your world and experiences at your own pace, helping you to cultivate a self awareness that can lead you to discovering your own solutions to your own problems.
CTC prides itself on the autonomy, empathy and compassion for all clients,
as we at CTC recognise, and are fully aware, that the client is the expert on themselves and that the relationship is the most important aspect of the therapeutic process and change.
I am a registered member of the British Association for
Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Registered no. 384433
Membership no. 00924687 which is a recognised professional body, we have an ethical framework that puts your care, wellbeing and autonomy in the forefront of everything I do.
I also regularly see a supervisor, who is another experienced counsellor, who always offers me a clinical, ethical and professional perspective on my work so that I can be of the best possible service to my clients.
I am continuously reading and studying up to date research and material which is part of my continuous professional development (CPD), which enhances my experience, knowledge and effectiveness as a therapist in order to give you the best possible experience of counselling.
If you would like any further information please phone or email and I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
I have worked at Change,Grow and Live (CGL), a drugs and alcohol agency, as a substance abuse counsellor, which not only gave me an insight into addiction but also enhanced my understanding and experience around a broad range of mental health disorders.
I have worked in a residential rehabilitation facility as a support worker/counsellor which allowed me to build genuine, empathic and trusting relationships with individuals that were facing extreme difficulties.
I have worked at the Camden Carers Centre, working with Carers as a counsellor, fully understanding and working with the stresses and difficulties carers face when caring for a loved one around the clock.
I regularly help and organise mutual aid meetings which is a safe program and forum for recovering addicts and alcoholics wishing to change their lives and experience a joyous life without the use of substances.
I also have a Mindfulness and meditation practice and I often use the skills & techniques from this practice with clients who may be struggling around incessant and negative thinking and the inability to detach from it.