Alice Cook - UKCP Psychotherapist and Counsellor, EMDR

Alice Cook - UKCP Psychotherapist and Counsellor, EMDR

Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5

07733 276854

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Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5

07733 276854

About me

Alice Cook Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Supervisor and EMDR Practitioner

I am a UKCP Integrative Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner based in Stroud and offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and supervision to practitioners. With over 25 years experience in therapeutic work and training in several psychotherapies, I work in a flexible and collaborative way.

I offer a down to earth and accessible approach to therapy, providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore what is important for you. I draw from a range of disciplines and understandings. Taking an integrative approach, we will always work openly, in partnership and with a holistic perspective.

My experience is gained over 25 years of working in private practice, the NHS, voluntary sector, education and abroad, where I have worked with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, trauma, disconnection, bereavement, loss and relationship difficulties.

I offer several different therapies to individuals including:

  • EMDR and specialist trauma work. This can mean either trauma from a recent incident or experiences in childhood and early life.
  • Exploration of personal issues in long term psychotherapy
  • Short term positive and focused counselling and therapy using practical and problem solving approaches but also the opportunity for you to explore your own story – at length and in depth – in the context of a therapeutic relationship
  • Energy techniques to develop and enhance a sense of strength, confidence and inner resources
  • Exploring creativity and blocks especially using writing
  • Particular experience of working with women around pregnancy, the loss of a baby, childbirth and post-natal issues. I have worked for many years in women’s mental health services with very vulnerable women who may have experienced violence or child abuse and where a sense of safety is paramount.
  • I am familiar with NHS services and working with people who have a range of physical and psychological difficulties, including mental health conditions and chronic illness.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

I am registered with UKCP as an Integrative Psychotherapist and work to UKCP ethical standards.

I have training and experience in Integrative Psychotherapy, EMDR, Solution Focused Therapy, therapeutic work with images and stories and Psychodynamic Supervision. Integrating these different approaches means that I will tailor our approach to suit your needs and always discuss with you how we might best work together.

  • Minster Centre Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
  • UKCP Registration since 2001
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Supervision
  • MA Creative Writing
  • Nurse and health visitor
  • BA Hons in Literature

My work is fully insured and supervised.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Fees

£60 per one hour session

EMDR sessions can sometimes be 1.5 hours to allow enough time. We would discuss this possibility at the first session if you are interested in EMDR.

Maps & Directions

Stroud, GL5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling Supervision from Westminster Pastoral Foundation and have worked as a supervisor for 15 years.

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