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Karen Cook BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Grantham, Lincs, NG31
07729 404007 07729 404007 Registered / Accredited

About me

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.

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.

Therapies offered

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

Fees

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.

Grantham
Lincs
NG31

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

My therapy room is on the second floor and only accessible by stairs. There is a toilet next to the therapy room.

Availability

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Karen Cook BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Karen Cook BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist