Sue Cook MBACP (Snr.Accred.)
01225 426632 / 07860 701300
I offer short, medium or long-term confidential counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples and family groups - and also supervise the work of other therapists - from my pleasant rooms in Grosvenor Place, Bath.
I practise as an Integrative therapist and have extensive experience of working compassionately and effectively with people suffering personal distress or feeling stuck in their lives. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and talk with you.
Why not come for an initial Assessment Appointment to decide whether you feel comfortable about working with me and to tell me something about your problem and life experience to date?
Do take a moment, if you can, to check out my website at www.suecook.co.uk. It gives more information about me and details of how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Registered Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, continuously accredited since 1995. I am also a BACP Registered Senior Accredited Supervisor (Individual and Group) continuously accredited since 2002. I am a qualified practitioner in EMDR and an experienced trauma therapist. I am approved by Barnardo's Adoption Services as an Adoption Support Counsellor.
I have a Distinction at Master's Level in a Post-Graduate Certificate of Counselling Supervision, a Relate Certificate in Marital Studies, a Cruse Professional Bereavement Training Certificate, an EMDR Practitioner's Certificate, a Barmardo's Adoption Services Certificate and CRB Enhanced Disclosure. As part of my continuing professional development I have also undergone many shorter trainings during my long counselling career allowing me to extend my areas of competence and expertise.
After many years as a counsellor, supervisor and trainer in the voluntary sector (Relate/Hospice/Cruse) I set up my private practice in 1991 in East Sussex/Kent. From 1995 I worked as a NHS primary care counsellor, later as a supervisor in addition to my private practice. My experience in secondary care is as an NHS group therapist and a supervisor and trainer of therapists, nurses, doctors, managers, and other health professionals in private hospitals for adults and adolescents, such as The Priory group.
I have wide-ranging experience in the fields of trauma and abuse, bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, relationship problems - straight or gay - including those of blended families, work or health-related issues, personal growth and low self esteem.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Losses of all kinds, including health-related.
My fees are as follows:
Individual £48 per hour
Couples £80 per hour, £110 per 1.5 hours.
Supervision: £48 per hour, £70 per 1.5 hours
Groups (for therapy or supervision): Fees by arrangement
In my previous career, as a national newspaper journalist, I was an Agony Aunt for teenagers for 12 years which also involved answering hundreds of problem letters each month as well as writing the page. As part of the service to readers, I wrote and broadcast 60 self-help leaflets and scripts. During this period I also set up a weekly national Telephone Counselling line for teenagers and took part in the NSPCC National Inquiry into Child Abuse.
I have also sung on a semi-professional basis for many years and feel I can offer support, encouragement and understanding to creatives of all kinds, especially in areas concerning performance anxiety or the conflicts/stress of a career in these areas.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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9am to 8pm
Supervision & training
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor of Individuals and Groups, continuously accredited as a supervisor since 2002.View supervision profile