Catherine Cook BA (Hons), Couns. Dip., MBACP
2 Richmond Road
I offer counselling to people who are going through stressful times, helping them develop renewed confidence in themselves and a deeper sense of meaning in their life.
Are work, family or other relationships troubling you? Perhaps you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or can’t see the woods for the trees? Or suffering with symptoms like anxiety, depression, phobias or panic attacks?
We would start a conversation about what’s troubling you and explore your current situation, as well as your past. In the process, you will become more aware of your feelings, what matters to you, and the ways you’ve learned to protect yourself.
You will see your situation in a new light, and start to change how you feel about your life, for the better.
Training, qualifications & experience
I had counselling myself when I was in my 30’s, and it really helped me. This inspired me later to retrain as a therapist and after five years’ study, I gained clinical experience and a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from a highly regarded training centre for psychotherapists, Metanoia Institute in London. I am a Registered Member of the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
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 £50 for a counselling session (50 minutes)
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.
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.
As I hold a regular time for you, and cannot fill your time with other clients, I need a minimum of 24 hours' notice for cancelling a session, or you will need to pay.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday and evening appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|