During this challenging time that we are experiencing due to Covid 19 we may find that thoughts and feelings we had ignored or are new to us, bubble up to the surface and leave us feeling unsettled.
Sometimes we experience emotions that we are unable to understand or that leave us feeling uncomfortable and dissatisfied with our lives. I have a strong belief that in the right counselling relationship we are able to explore these to enable us to make the changes we need to live life in a more satisfying way.
In an initial session we would explore whether we felt that we could work together and if you wished to continue we would meet regularly at times to suit us both. Currently I am not working face to face but am happy to work with you on line or by phone.
I have an interest in the expressive arts and may use art work with clients if they wish.
I have been counselling since 1992 and am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and an Accredited Supervisor.
I have experience of working with adults, children and young people and couples in private practice, General Practice and a University Counselling Service.
If you would like to find out more about me please do look at my web-site www.jillcook.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling University of Strathclyde
Certificate in Person Centred Supervision
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy Skills
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotional impact of physical illness
Concessions offered for
Individual Counselling £50
Couple Counselling £60
Supervision £60 per hour
When I work
Variable times. Please inquire for more details
I am also a trainer and run short workshops on a variety of subjects. I offer facilitation, training and consultancy to businesses and voluntary organisations as required.