Paula Cook Registered MBACP
If you are going through a difficult time at the moment and you are struggling to cope with your worries or situation and you need someone to talk to, then counselling may help.
I am an experienced Person-Centered Counsellor and I am able to offer you a safe and confidential place to talk. I will listen to you, support you and work with you towards improving your emotional well-being.
I fully appreciate just how hard talking about painful feelings and experiences can be and so will provide a warm, safe space for you, with no pressure to talk about anything until you feel ready to do so.
Counselling can be helpful for many different issues in life – some of which include stress, anxiety, worry, relationship concerns, depression, self-harm, bereavement. Any type of issues can be brought to counselling, there is no right or wrong - it is whatever you feel you need help and support with.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues and can offer counselling in two locations - CHORLEY and SOUTHPORT. You may find it beneficial to meet me for an initial session - we can talk about what is troubling you, look at how counselling may be able to help you and it is an opportunity for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you. Initial sessions are £20 and subsequent counselling sessions are £35.
If you have any questions or would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Many thanks for taking the time to read my profile.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Registered Member ICEEFT (International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focussed Therapy)
Full Membership BEFT Community (The British Emotionally Focussed Therapy Community)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centered)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Externship in Emotionally Focussed Therapy for Couples (ICEEFT) 2016
- Currently undertaking the BACP endorsed Certificate in Relationship Counselling
- Professional Qualification in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness
- Introduction to Dialectic Behavioural Therapy
- Understanding & Supporting People who Self-Harm
- Living and Working with Dissociation
- Children’s Emotional Well-Being
- Attachment Theory & Self-Awareness in the Counsellor
- Online Counselling
- Safeguarding Children
- Working with Difference and Diversity
- Helping Children Tell their Stories
- Working with Metaphor
In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a Counsellor for a registered charity in Lancashire and also as a volunteer counsellor for Marriage Care. I have worked for a number of agencies including:
Lancashire Women's Centre - Volunteer Counsellor
Place2Be - Schools Counsellor working with primary school children
The Tasha Foundation - Online Counselling Service
Enhanced CRB checked.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Family issues
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial Session - £20 (Individual) £25 (Couples)
Booking an initial session can often help in your decision on whether Counselling, and whether the Counsellor, is right for you. There is no pressure or obligation to continue after this session.
Please do contact me if you have any comments or queries and I will be more than happy to help and answer any questions you may have.
The Chorley Clinic, Mayfield Road.
Free parking is available. The train station is a ten minute walk away.
Free parking is available. Close to accessible bus stops.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I provide a flexible service, offering daytime and evening sessions throughout Lancashire and Merseyside
Types of client