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About me

Hello and thank you for taking a look at my profile.  I've spent the past twenty years counselling in private practice, at an NHS hospice and in the charitable sector, and now work in private practice only, in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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 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, managing the Bereavement Support Service.  Over the years since moving to the Midlands, I increasingly worked with private clients presenting with very wide-ranging issues, and now work solely in private practice having left the hospice in March 2013.

I moved to Grantham in December 2016 and now work with individuals and couples.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a qualified supervisor, and supervise counsellors and those who are currently in counselling training.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£50.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • BUPA

Additional information

My fee for the initial assessment and each session is:

£50 for individuals (one hour)

£70 for couples (one and a half hours)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My appointment times are currently 8 am - 5 pm weekdays and 8am - 12 noon on Saturdays. During the current Coronavirus Pandemic, I am offering counselling by telephone and video calls only.

Further information

I have recently become a Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor.

Grantham
Lincs
NG31

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

My therapy room is on the second floor and only accessible by stairs. There is a toilet next to the therapy room. On-street parking is freely available.

Karen Cook BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Karen Cook BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist