Rachel Cook PTSTA, CTA, MA (Oxon), PGCE (Cantab), MSc

Rachel Cook PTSTA, CTA, MA (Oxon), PGCE (Cantab), MSc


07803 046615

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About me


I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor working privately with individuals, couples, families and groups.  I have experience of NHS and agency counselling and supervision and have completed five years advanced training in psychotherapy. I specialise in relationship difficulties and my background in teaching helps me work with children and adolescents as well as couples and whole family groups. I also firmly believe that relationships can benefit by one person seeking personal change in individual counselling.

I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential environment for you to explore current difficulties in your thoughts, feelings or behaviour. I consider the therapeutic relationship to be a very important part of our work together and offer an initial assessment session, with no further obligation, for us to find out about each other and to see whether we think counselling may be of benefit.

I work both on an open-ended basis and for an agreed time period. I have regular supervision, am fully insured and abide by the ethical guidelines of the BACP, UKCP and European Association of Transactional Analysis, of which I am a member.

My private practice is based in Bransgore, Christchurch, a peaceful location on the edge of the New Forest. My consulting room is in a converted detached garage at my home, with its own private entrance and toilet facilities. It is set in a quiet, beautiful garden and there is plenty of free parking in the area.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certified Transactional Analyst
MSc in Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst
Diploma in Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute, London
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Middlesex University
Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Metanoia Institute, London

MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University
Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, Cambridge University

Advanced Psychotherapy Training in Transactional Analysis and Couples Therapy Training, Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London
Member of Metanoia Institute, European Association of Transactional Analysis and International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis
Extensive Counselling and Psychotherapy experience with individuals, couples and families in NHS, counselling agencies and private practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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Individuals: £55 for 50 minutes
Couples/families: £65 for 60 minutes/£75 for 75 minutes
Please enquire for current group availability

Further information

Please feel free to email me or ring me on 0780 304 6615 for a no-obligation chat before you commit to an initial session; I understand you may have queries or concerns and I am very happy to discuss these with you. If I do not answer please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I look forward to hearing from you and hope that I may be able to help you.

Maps & Directions

Christchurch, BH23

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Week days and evenings and some Saturdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Provisional Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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