Catherine Cook BA (Hons), Couns. Dip., MBACP
2 Richmond Road
Perhaps you are feeling alone, unsure or scared of the way ahead? As if you’re lost in the woods?
Painful and upsetting symptoms like anxiety, depression, phobias or panic attacks often bring people to counselling. And work, family or other relationship issues, are just some of the difficulties that you might need to talk about.
I can accompany you along your path, helping you to understand what’s happening, so you can feel better and move forward with confidence.
We will start with a conversation about what’s troubling you and how you feel. You decide what we talk about, and I will listen carefully and try to help us make sense of your situation.
Then we can talk more about what you want to achieve. In the process, you will become more aware of your feelings, responses, values and needs. This will start to change how you feel and bring you new clarity, energy and self-belief. The more time you spend on this, the deeper you can go and the more potential benefits you will find. But you can stop at any time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I had counselling myself when I was in my 30’s, and it really helped me. This inspired me later to retrain as a therapist and after five years’ study, I gained clinical experience and a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from a highly regarded training centre for psychotherapists, Metanoia Institute in London. I am now also a Registered Member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
£50 for an initial consultation and counselling session (50 minutes)
I currently work at the Pim Clinic, Caversham, near Reading in Berkshire, the Oxford Business Park in Oxfordshire, and my practice in Crays Pond, near Goring-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire.
While we may have spoken briefly on the phone, our first meeting is a chance to help you decide whether short term or longer term counselling is right for you, and how you feel about working with me.
Short term (time-limited) counselling
You may just want to see if counselling is for you, or get support with a single issue. In this case, we can agree a fixed number of weeks for us to meet.
Open ended counselling
After an initial session, you may feel you want a more open timeframe to talk things through at a deeper level. We can review your commitment periodically, so that you can decide what’s best for you.
Sessions last for 50 minutes, and are usually on the same day and at the same time. If you need a more flexible approach, we can discuss this at our first session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|