About Me

- Carl Rogers -


The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change


Zak Mehta - Founder of CTC


Psychotherapist & Counsellor -  SAC.Dip.

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 and thriving private practice in Cheshunt and 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 fully Qualified by training extensively for 5 years, I have a wealth of experience with working with people and I also have a wealth of lived experience as opposed to having just read about certain things from books.

I have been working in private practice for over 4 years now.

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.

What I Specialise In



'Anger problems'



'Behaviour Problems'

'Negative thinking'



Areas of Counselling

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • ADHD
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger management
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Behaviour problems
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Carer support
  • Child related issues
  • Childhood bullying
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Discrimination
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Gambling
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Internet addiction
  • Learning difficulties
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-harm
  • Separation and divorce
  • Separation anxiety
  • Sex addiction
  • Sex problems
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Smoking
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress
  • Young carers

Therapies On Offer

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Online & telephone counselling
  • Supervision

Qualifications and Experience

  • Level 5 in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma with distinction in Drugs, Solvents & Alcohol Abuse Counselling
  • Level 3 in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate of Proficiency (Bacp)

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.


  • Individuals   =  £60
  • Couples       =  £80
  • Supervison  =  £60

Individual sessions     -   50 minutes

Couples sessions        -  60 minutes

Supervision sessions  -  60 minutes

- Concessions available -