Angela A Cook
I am a qualified therapeutic counsellor with the primary aim of helping you to feel heard and understood in a world that doesn’t always listen. I aim to provide a safe, non-judgmental and welcoming space where you can feel free to unload your burdens.
In collaboration with you, I’ll create an environment for you to express, explore and process matters that are creating distress, confusion or difficulty for you.
As an integratively trained counsellor, I use traditional talking therapy as well as more creative techniques such as drawing and guided imagery to help you to understand the root cause of the problems you’re facing.
I believe that therapy can help you to achieve an increased self-awareness, elevated self-esteem, and empower you to achieve personal growth and an improved quality of life. I aim to work one-to-one with you to overcome the problems you’re facing and facilitate a holistic approach to your health and well-being.
My areas of interest are:
- Bereavement & Loss
- Family & Relationship Issues
- Stress-related matters
- Culture & Identity
- Guilt & Shame
What to do next?
I offer a free 20-minute telephone conversation, where we can discuss your reasons for coming to counselling.
If after our telephone conversation you wish to consider counselling, we’ll agree a time for us to meet for our first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative), 2013
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Transactional Analysis 101
As a registered member of the BACP I am required to undertake Continuous Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) and regularly attend courses/events. I am completing my studies in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Approaches.
My professional background is within education and learning & development, working for both the public and private sectors, so I understand the demands that can be experienced in a busy working environment.
I have experience of working within IAPT and community-based counselling services, with clients from a range of diverse backgrounds on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, self-esteem and relationship issues.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
I charge £50 per 50-minute session for individuals, and for couples/relationships I charge £75 per 50-minute session. I do consider clients on an individual basis for a subsidised fee if deemed suitable.
I can work with you on a short-term basis for an agreed length of time to work on a particular issue, or on a longer-term basis for matters that you want to explore more deeply.
If you have any further questions, then please do feel free to contact me via email or telephone (please leave your contact details and I will call you back).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My counselling rooms are a short walking distance from Tooting Bec and Balham tube stations.
I’m currently available for sessions on a Thursday evening.
Types of client