About me

I’m warm and empathic with over a decade of experience working with children and young people in therapeutic and non-therapeutic settings.

I find materials and methods that best suit your child’s temperament to help facilitate the development and healthy emotional expression of children of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and disabilities. I believe these techniques are an integral part of psycho-therapeutic work.

Where appropriate, I also work with adults experiencing challenges around parenting their children and adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a qualified ‘Child and Adolescent Therapist’ with a diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling’, and I’m currently studying for a masters in ‘Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy’. I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP]

Before training as a therapist, I worked for many years as a nanny, gaining valuable experience with children and their early life development and behaviour. Before this, I was a support worker for children with physical and mental disabilities.

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I offer the first consultation free of charge (currently on zoom) and prefer to see both parents and the child together in the first meeting.

Subsequent sessions are charged at £45 per 50 minute session.

Type of session

Kristen Cook

Kristen Cook