Wetherby Counsellor Yasmin


Myself being multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-religion I can relate to one's struggle with cultural identity and religious conflict. I can offer supportive counselling and am highly experienced in working with third generation Asians and British Muslims  with issues around identity and  sexuality.

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about me

My name is Yasmin Shaheen-Zaffar, I specialise in offering supportive counselling to clients wanting to have better relationships in their lives. Either with their self, others or the world around them. You can learn more about why i became a counsellor here and the counselling services I offer.

I aim to offer clients a safe and nurturing space where you can find some clarity in dealing with your life hurdles and difficulties.  Working towards having better relationship with self and others and improving vastly your quality of life.

I specialise in working with relationship counselling, anger issues and binge/emotional eating.

But I am experienced in working with a range of issues.  including sex kinks and sexuality. I am confident with the right support you can make progress.

My experience consists of working with young adults, adults and retirees in sports, technology and creative industries. It extends widely from working with communities in a University setting, the financial world to the adult industry. Across many cultures and religions.

I am very interested in the many types of relationships we have and how they affect our everyday lives. The reality is we cannot avoid relationships. Problems with relationships in our lives can leave us feeling misunderstood, anxious, angry or depressed.

I provide counselling services online & from my private practice in Wetherby.

I combine talking therapies & creative practices into my approach. You can learn more about the different ways we can work together here

The Other Positions I Hold

  • Regional Leeds Ambassador for The Creative Counsellors Club
  • CEO of Watoto Play Ltd - Makers & Creators of Digital therapy Tools & Programs
  • Founder & Owner www.mycctoolkit.com - Creative therapies platform for therapists
  • Founder & Owner www.theangrytent.com - A therapy tool to help mange anger.
  • Founder & Owner www.thekplan.com - a wellbeing program for weight management


Want to improve the relationships in your life - with others, self or the environment you live in?

Relationships can cause us immense distress, confusion and can be highly destructive. If any of this sounds familiar, then we can work together to understand the overwhelming feelings that can sometimes leave you feeling crippled, depressed, lost or angry. Read 

Specialised support in changing your behaviour and learning to do "angry" a different way.

If doing the way you do "angry" is an issue - you will know that your behaviour can drive people away from you.

Often the very people you want close to you. Through a refreshed awareness you can change your behaviour. Read 

Want to improve the relationship you have with food and body image? I offer specialised support.


Body image and relationship with food & related disorders  can bring much misery and suffering. I work with binge eating, obesity & food disorders. Through The K Plan - a wellness plan for the emotional eater I also offer online group therapy.  Read

The ther issues I have experience of working with - often clients come with related issues.


Often issues are not isolated. Depression or anxiety could be due to grief, loss or past trauma. You may want to work through past issues or you may want to look at the here and learn new ways to cope. It may be to feel validated is what you are looking for. Read