The Horsforth Centre

Zara Turner

Zara TurnerIntegrative Counsellor


Zara is an integrative counsellor, which means she is interested in utilizing ideas and theories from many therapeutic modalities, to find the best specific way to work with each individual client. She bases her counselling practice on the idea that life can be painful for everyone at certain times, and that often people will carry problems from their past, current worries or concerns about the future, or perhaps a combination of all three. By providing a safe and non-judgemental atmosphere, she will work with you to look at whatever it is that is hurting you or causing you distress, whether it is difficult relationship patterns, a sudden painful life event, or a feeling of being ‘lost’ in your own life.

Zara is from Northern Ireland and is particularly interested in post traumatic stress and in anxiety as a whole, and in how anxiety and trauma can affect us both emotionally and physically. Zara also has experience working with victims of sexual and domestic abuse, and has worked with a wide range of age groups, from students of 16 to post-retirement clients.

Zara realises that coming for counselling can initially feel daunting, so she is committed to always talking through the process with her clients and to reinforcing the idea that she and her clients will work as a team. The work can be both challenging and exciting, and Zara will work towards providing a relaxed, honest and open atmosphere where each client can feel valued and supported. 


Zara is a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. Zara's training includes:
HE Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
TA 101
Introduction to CBT
Mental Health First Aid for Young People
Trauma and The Body ( PODS training course)
Rape Awareness Training
Drawing and Talking Certificate
Professional Background
Zara also works in Harrogate, both in private practice, and at the Police Treatment Centre.  

She has worked at Talking Spaces, a service dealing with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and where Zara has also counselled victims of crime, in particular those experiencing domestic and sexual abuse.

She has also worked as an Associate Counsellor at Craven College. working with students aged 16-19, dealing with issues such as family breakdown, self-harm and exam anxiety. 

Would you like to find out more?

Zara can offer both short and long term work, and generally works on a weekly basis, with each session lasting 50 minutes at a cost of £50 per session.

How to Contact Zara

Contacting Zara Turner is simple. To have a chat about what your requirements might be, or to book an initial consultation, you can phone her or contact her by email using the link below.

Tel: 07966 471238
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