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    Counselling or psychotherapy could be beneficial if you are familiar with any of the experiences outlined below or if you feel troubled in a way that is hard to describe.


    We offer a wide range of therapy services here at Zest for Life, from Trauma to Relationships, Addiction to Specialised. We have options available for them all.

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    We have been involved in the design and delivery of training in a range of settings.

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    Zest For Life Counselling and Training Services

    We were was set up in 2010 to provide high-quality private counselling and training services in Banbridge in the heart of County Down, Northern Ireland. ​ At Zest For Life Therapy Centre, we specialise in counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, children, adolescents, families and groups. The Centre is run by two Directors, Lena Bambrick and Hazel Marsden. ​ ​

    Zest for life Therapy

    ​Zest For Life offers a safe, confidential, non-judgmental environment and Our Team of Therapists are here to support and guide you through any difficulties you may be facing. We provide services for local GP practices in our area.

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    Although we are based in Banbridge, Zest for Life have a number of associate Therapists across Ireland. To find out more please feel free to Contact us today

    Our Therapies

    We have several services available for specialised therapies, from EMDR to Life Span integration.


    These events are called Traumatic events or experiences. Nearly everyone has traumatic experiences during their lives.


    When a relationship starts losing intimacy or trust, your wellbeing can suffer tremendously. 


    Addiction Counselling focuses on the issues of dependency and/or abuse of drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling, work, exercise, sex and relationships.

    Children & Adolescents

    Research shows that the mental health of children and young people can be affected by a number of factors including congenital, environmental and family.

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    Why choose Zest for Life?

    Lena is an EMDR practitioner (1 & 2). Hazel has recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD. Both are trained in Lifespan Integration Therapy and in The Colin Ross Trauma Recovery model. They have attended numerous courses in Dublin, facilitated by Babette Rothschild, Yvonne Dolan and Dr Andrew Harkin. (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy) ​ Lena and Hazel believe it is essential to practice continual professional development and endeavour to keep up to date, with relevant research in the field of trauma. We have a highly qualified and experienced team of Therapists and Counsellors, who specialise in a range of therapeutic issues. All our staff strictly adhere to the BCBAP code of ethics and are committed to working professionally and confidentially with you. They are equipped to deal with a number of issues that may be troubling you and are available to answer any questions you may have.

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