Kate Cook Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MBACP Senior Accred

About me

M.A., B.A., Cert.Ed., C.H.P., Cert.Coun., T.A.(101), MBACP Senior Accred

Early in my career, I knew that I wanted to become a counsellor.

I began to realise that we all have choices in our lives. Most of us have been given a voice to speak up for our needs but, unfortunately, there are times when we don't listen to our voice and find ourselves in a place that is uncomfortable.

We know that we need to move from that place but don't know how. Often, that is the time when we need another person to speak with.
Counselling offers a safe space to share and talk about anything which is troubling. The safe, private and confidential space is important for a person to listen to him/herself and be listened to by a professional. Only the client knows what hurts and what is going to make it better.

In total, I have worked as a counsellor for thirty three years. I would choose no other vocation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked as a teacher in both junior and secondary schools.
I also worked as a lecturer in Further Education.

1971 - Cert.Ed.
1976 - B.A.
1989 to1990 - Counselling certificates.
1990 - Certificate in Counselling
1991 - Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
1992 - M.A. in Counselling from Keele University.
1992 - T.A. (101)
Between 1989 and 2001, I taught counselling.
1998 BACP Accreditation and am now Senior Accredited.
June 2004 Established my own company 'The Listening Space'

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I operate a sliding scale £40-£50

I supervise practitioners and students.

Fees for Supervision :

  Practitioners £50 p.h £75 for 1hour and half
  Students       £35 p.h. £45 for 1 hour and half

I organise a Network Day 4 times a year for my supervisees to share issues and experiences. Sometimes, we might have a speaker.

Further information

I counsel as an integrative counsellor using person centred therapy, transactional analysis and existentialism.

I meditate daily which maintains balance in my day.

Winsford, Cheshire, CW7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme