Liz Cook MBACP, Dip.CBT
I am a therapist with a professional background in social care.Working from my home in Wareham, in East Dorset, I am happy to see clients either in person or have contact via telephone or the internet.
Many of us go through periods of fear or sadness in our lives and may feel helpless, vulnerable or alone. I believe that talking through these feelings with a counsellor can help us to recognise and make use of our own internal resources and bring about positive change in our lives. As a person centred counsellor, my aim is not to judge or provide advice, but to listen, empathise and offer support to enable my clients to find a way towards emotional wellbeing.
As you will see on my website, my background is in working with people experiencing illness and/ or disability. Whilst I continue with this work, I also very much welcome contact from individuals seeking counselling for a variety of other reasons. In the same way as we might seek support to manage our physical wellbeing, perhaps we might also seek support to manage our emotional wellbeing
Whether you require a few sessions of counselling or would like us to work together over a longer period of time, I aim to offer empathy, warmth and the security of a safe and confidential environment.
My counselling room / office is in a small detached cabin next to my house. It is peaceful, warm and airy. Parking is available either in my driveway or on street (free of charge). The room is accessed via three steps (there is a handrail).
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in social care for about 24 years, in both the charitable sector and local government. Much of this time was spent supporting families experiencing degenerative sensory loss.
My qualifications are as follows:
2014 Foundation Degree in Counselling. Open University.
2013 CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
2012 CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2007 Professional Certificate in Management - Health and Social Care. Open University.
2004 Diploma in Deafblind Studies. Birmingham University
1987 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) University College, London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
A fee of £30 is charged for each 50 minute counselling session - whether this is in person, or via telephone or the internet.
I offer a free introductory session.
For my clients with a disability, or sensory impairment, I will be guided by you on the best way to make your experience of counselling as comfortable and accessible as possible. I have extensive experience of working with people who are hard of hearing or deafened, and those who have a visual impairment. I also understand how physical disability may impact on the focus and participation of clients during a counselling session. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am generally available Mon-Thurs 10am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays). If you would like to meet outside of these hours please do contact me to discuss.
Types of client