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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.