Angela A Cook
I am a qualified 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 a safe space for you to express, explore and process issues 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 will work with you and support you to overcome the difficulties you’re facing.
These are some of the areas I provide counselling in:
- 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
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).