Mrs Jo Cooke BACP, registered. Dip. Counselling
I am a fully qualified counsellor offering a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where you will be able to explore emotions and feelings. We will work together towards understanding and developing your potential and personal growth – mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
I work integratively, using person-centred and psychodynamic theories. This means that we will explore the emotions you are feeling in the present and will also reflect upon past events which may be affecting you emotionally today.
I offer counselling to children, young people and adults, weekly for hour-long sessions. During the school holidays, my hours can be more flexible.
I have a dedicated counselling room on the outskirts of Reading. There is parking available and it is within a few minutes walk from a bus stop.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of BACP
I have been awarded a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am working towards my Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
I have been a teacher for nearly thirty years and as such have worked with children, young people and their families, helping them through a range of challenging experiences. Focussing on the pastoral care of all members of the school community became my priority. I wanted to help, guide and support people in the best way that I could. These experiences led me to become a qualified counsellor.
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
After your initial free 30 minute consultation, subsequent sessions will be charged at £40 per hour for face to face counselling.
Online sessions, using Zoom, or the telephone will be charged at £35 for the hour.
If you book and pay in advance for 5 sessions the 6th session will be free.
I can be more flexible with my hours during the school holidays.
If you would like to get in touch with me, please phone, text or email me to arrange your initial free 30-minute session.
In this initial session, we will discuss what you want to get out of counselling. If you are happy to continue, we will set up a second session and arrange to see you on a weekly basis.
I look forward to working with you.