Julia Cooke Registered UKCP and MBACP
I offer a safe and supportive space to explore issues that may be troubling you and/or which you feel may be preventing you from living your life as fully as you would like. Maybe you feel that you are struggling or that you do not know where to turn. I will invite you to bring your feelings, thoughts and concerns so that we can work collaboratively to understand better what is happening in your life today and perhaps how previous events and patterns may be affecting you. I will neither judge nor direct you but will offer a relationship with empathy and active engagement.
I work with a range of emotional and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, abuse, parenting difficulties, work stress, miscarriage, infertility, life transitions, low self-esteem, conflicted relationships with food and discomfort with body image.
In our initial appointment we can discuss your hopes and expectations and also whether it is appropriate for us to work for a fixed number of sessions or in a more open-ended manner.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and have an MA and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling from the Minster Centre in North West London. As a registered member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and a member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), I abide by their code of ethics.
I have experience working with a wide range of clients in a variety of settings and, alongside my private practice, I have worked as a psychological therapist in the NHS.and as a counsellor in the Cambridge University Student Counselling Service.
I am a qualified supervisor and offer supervision both privately and in institutional settings.
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.
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.
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
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).
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