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About me

Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, phobias or panic attacks? Perhaps family or other relationships are troubling you, or a recent change in your life has left you struggling to cope?

As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I work collaboratively with people when they’re feeling emotionally vulnerable, helping them with difficult life experiences. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you find relief from symptoms, come to terms with something, and develop a stronger sense of who you are - a more enduring self confidence.

I can offer you a confidential, non judgemental space to talk about your situation - whatever it is, and whoever you are. It can feel a big step to ask for help, but my clients often find it a relief to be able to talk freely to someone who won't judge you, but will see you as a person, with a history and a context.

Training, qualifications & experience

I had counselling myself when I was in my 30’s, when I was working in a corporate career and it helped me so much that it inspired me to retrain as a counsellor and then psychotherapist; I have been practising since 2014.

My qualifications include:

- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute, accredited by Middlesex University

- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, Metanoia Institute

I am a Registered Member of UKCP and BACP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Free telephone consultation: I don’t charge for an initial, brief telephone consultation as this can help you decide how you feel about working with me.

I charge £60 for a counselling session (50 minutes).

Availability

Weekday and evening appointments.

Further information

Appointments

I currently work online, and at my practice in Crays Pond, near Goring in South Oxfordshire - about 10 minutes north of Caversham in Reading. I ask you to be fully vaccinated if you'd like to work face to face.

Appointments are usually 50 minutes long, weekly and at the same time. If you need a more flexible approach, we can discuss this at our first session.

I charge £60 per session.

2 Richmond Road
Caversham, Reading
Berkshire
RG4 7PP

Crays Pond
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 7QJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I work on the ground floor; I'm not sure whether you could get a wheelchair in, but would be willing to do a trial. I can do online or phone too.

Additional languages

French

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom

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Catherine Cook MSc, BA (Hons), Couns. Dip., UKCP, MBACP

Catherine Cook MSc, BA (Hons), Couns. Dip., UKCP, MBACP