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

Caversham, Reading RG4 & Reading RG8 0780 1074471 0780 1074471 Registered / Accredited
Caversham, Reading RG4 & Reading RG8
0780 1074471 0780 1074471

About me

Are work, family or other relationships troubling you? Perhaps something that happened long ago has suddenly started to bother you, or you are struggling to cope with a recent change in your life? You might be feeling overwhelmed, or unable to see the woods for the trees, suffering with symptoms like anxiety, depression, phobias or panic attacks?

I work collaboratively with people when they're feeling vulnerable, helping them with difficult emotional experiences. Whether you want to feel like your 'old self', find relief from symptoms, or develop new self belief, I can work with you to help you achieve this.

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 therapist; I have been practising since 2013.

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

  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

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

I charge £55 for a counselling session (50 minutes)

Further information

Appointments

I currently work at the Pim Clinic, Caversham, near Reading in Berkshire, and my practice in Crays Pond, near Goring-on-Thames in South Oxfordshire.

Counselling sessions

Sessions last for 50 minutes, and are usually on the same day and at the same time. If you need a more flexible approach, we can discuss this at our first session.

2 Richmond Road
Caversham, Reading
Berkshire
RG4 7PP

Crays Pond
Reading
Berkshire
RG8 7QJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

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.

Availability

Weekday and evening appointments.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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