Zia Mattocks works in a person-centred way, providing a compassionate, caring, non-judgemental and supportive environment in which the client is free to explore and work through any difficulties or concerns they may be experiencing. She works collaboratively with her clients in an empathic and reassuring way as they address any painful thoughts and feelings, identify unhelpful patterns or ways of dealing with emotions, and ultimately strive to regain their sense of balance and develop a healthier and more positive outlook on life.
Having worked as an editor and writer in the publishing industry for 25 years, Zia has a great interest in people and what has brought them to where they are in life, what drives them and what may have held them back. She has strong communication skills and is experienced in offering support to others while examining and clarifying thoughts and ideas. She is a volunteer counsellor with Cruse Bereavement Care and has a particular interest in issues surrounding bereavement, loss and separation, relationship difficulties, midlife and ageing, and the life changes that may occur as a result.
Zia is working towards a Masters degree in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. She is a member of BACP with a view to achieving her professional accreditation. She works with clients through the Awareness Centre’s NHS counselling service at a doctor’s surgery in Wandsworth.