Exploring your thoughts and feelings with a counsellor can help you live a freer, happier life...
My name is Zoé Eisenstein. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a
I met, listened to and learned from people from all walks of life, in many different settings, dealing with the impacts of illness, poverty, displacement, war, among other things. Professionally, I was chasing the story, but personally I found my interest resting with the individual. I wanted to slow down, build a relationship with the person and get behind the story to really understand their emotional world. It was that curiosity, and a desire to support people to having a better relationship with themselves and others that led me to pursue a career in counselling.
journalist for over two decades, living and working abroad for many years.
My professional and personal experiences around difference have deeply informed the way I work, and I believe identity is fundamental to how we see – and are seen by – the world. I am queer-positive, and affirming of all gender identities and sexual preferences.
I see the client as the expert about their life, and tailor my approach to each person and their own understanding of their experiences to support them to make choices that work best for them.
As well as my private practice, I am a volunteer therapist at St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney where I enjoy working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds. I work with individuals, couples and families affected by bereavement through long-term illness and traumatic or sudden loss.
Other issues I work with include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting and family challenges, discrimination, sexuality, identity, abuse, terminal illness, stress, and trauma.
I am a bilingual English/French speaker and can also offer sessions in Portuguese.
I trained in integrative therapy at the Mary Ward Centre and hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics.