Kate Cook MBACP Senior Accred.
M.A., B.A., Cert.Ed., C.H.P., Cert.Coun., T.A.(101), MBACP Senior Accred
Early in my career, I knew that I wanted to become a counsellor.
I began to realise that we all have choices in our lives. Most of us have been given a voice to speak up for our needs but, unfortunately, there are times when we don't listen to our voice and find ourselves in a place that is uncomfortable.
We know that we need to move from that place but don't know how. Often, that is the time when we need another person to speak with.
Counselling offers a safe space to share and talk about anything which is troubling. The safe, private and confidential space is important for a person to listen to him/herself and be listened to by a professional. Only the client knows what hurts and what is going to make it better.
In total, I have worked as a counsellor for thirty three years. I would choose no other vocation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked as a teacher in both junior and secondary schools.
I also worked as a lecturer in Further Education.
1971 - Cert.Ed.
1976 - B.A.
1989 to1990 - Counselling certificates.
1990 - Certificate in Counselling
1991 - Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
1992 - M.A. in Counselling from Keele University.
1992 - T.A. (101)
Between 1989 and 2001, I taught counselling.
1998 BACP Accreditation and am now Senior Accredited.
June 2004 Established my own company 'The Listening Space'
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I operate a sliding scale £40-£50
I supervise practitioners and students.
Fees for Supervision :
Practitioners £50 p.h £75 for 1hour and half
Students £35 p.h. £45 for 1 hour and half
I organise a Network Day 4 times a year for my supervisees to share issues and experiences. Sometimes, we might have a speaker.
I counsel as an integrative counsellor using person centred therapy, transactional analysis and existentialism.
I meditate daily which maintains balance in my day.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|