Karen Cook

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BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
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Grantham, Lincs, NG31
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About me

Hello and thank you for taking a look at my profile.  I've spent the past twenty three 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

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have been a qualified supervisor of counsellors since 2007.

Fees

£55.00 - £80.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

My fee for the initial assessment and each session is:

£55 for individuals (60 minutes)

£80 for relationship counselling (90 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

In respect of Introductory Calls, I offer these at 7pm each weekday evening for 15 minutes.

Further information

I am now offering a blended service so am seeing people in-person in my therapy room and, in 2021, I became a Certified Online and Telephone Counsellor. 

In respect of relationship work, it is quite usual for me to work with relationships other than partners; I typically work with parent/child relationships to facilitate the resolution of difficulties within the family unit.

Grantham, Lincs, NG31

Type of session

In person
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.

Online platforms

Zoom