Karen Cook BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Hello and thank you for taking a look at my profile. I've spent the past nineteen years counselling in private practice, at an NHS hospice and in the charitable sector, and now work in private practice only, in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
I am also a qualified supervisor, and for both counselling and supervision, am able to offer evening as well as daytime appointments. My practice is easily accessible by public transport or, if you are driving, there is on-street parking available.
For detailed information about my counselling practice, I would encourage you to visit my website which I hope will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not you wish to contact me.
Training, qualifications & experience
It was during my 30s and whilst living in Cambridge that I decided to train as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and over the years since qualifying, have integrated elements of other models in to my way of working such that I can offer my clients the most appropriate form of counselling for their needs.
I started counselling at Arthur Rank House Hospice in Cambridge and in private practice, and then in 2003 moved to Nottingham to take up a post at Treetops Hospice in Risley, Derbyshire, as their bereavement counsellor. Over the years since moving to the Midlands, I increasingly worked with private clients, presenting with very wide-ranging issues, and am now concentrating solely on private work having left the hospice in March 2013.
I moved to Grantham in December 2016 and now work with individuals and couples.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fee for the initial assessment and each session is:
£50 for individuals (one hour)
£70 for couples (one and a half hours)
I also work in the community for those unable to access my practice. I charge an extra £5 for work within Grantham and up to a 5 mile radius of Grantham.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
My therapy room is on the second floor and only accessible by stairs. There is a toilet next to the therapy room.
My appointment times are currently 8am - 10pm seven days per week and during the current Coronavirus Pandemic, am offering counselling by telephone, Zoom, Skype and Whats App.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|