Laura Cook BA (Hons), MA, MBACP (Accred)
How counselling can help
People seek counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons. Perhaps you would like your relationships to improve; maybe you'd like to break recurring patterns in your life; you might be suffering with grief, anxiety or depression and need support to move forward. I can help you to explore your issues and develop resources to open up possibilities for change.
How I work
Taking the first step can feel daunting. Whatever your issues, I offer a non-judgmental, safe and empathetic environment where we can work together to explore difficulties. I use an integrative approach, drawing from a variety of therapeutic techniques to enable me to meet your individual needs. I’m interested both in what you’re experiencing now and how your past might be affecting it. I aim to help you gain insight and identify internal and external resources to help create positive change. I offer both short and longer term counselling, depending on your needs. Please visit my website for further information.
Who I work with
I specialise in working with relationship issues, individuals, couples and families. I deal with a range of issues, including: relationships, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, bereavement & loss, and trauma.
What to expect in your first session
I'm happy to chat on the phone and deal with any questions or concerns before you decide to book a session. At the initial session we can decide together whether counselling is right for you and what you would like to achieve.
How sessions work
Sessions are weekly and 50 minutes long. I offer both short and longer term counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Relationship Therapy (Distinction) - Relate Institute, University of Hull
- Certificate in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - WPF Therapy
- Certificate in ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy) - ACT Online (Dr Russ Harris)
I am an accredited member of the BACP and my work is guided by the BACP code of ethics.
In addition to my private practice, I have worked with couples and families at Relate for many years, and with young people in a secondary school.
I regularly attend courses and workshops on a wide range of subjects including trauma, addiction, bereavement, young people and mental illness. Extending my knowledge of psychotherapy and ensuring I’m aware of new developments are essential to the effectiveness of my practice.
I'm also constantly learning from my children, family and friends! I've always been fascinated by what makes people and relationships tick.
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 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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions are 50 minutes long
Individual session £65
Couple session £75
Family session £75
I am registered with Aviva Insurance and Vitality Health Insurance