Liz Cook BA (Hons) MBACP (Reg), Dip.CBT
Hello, my name is Liz and I am a person centred counsellor. I work from my home in Wareham, Dorset. My aim is to offer a friendly, professional, accessible and reasonably priced counselling service; empowering the people whom I support to achieve positive change in their lives.
If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or stress, talking through your feelings really can help. Whilst family and friends can offer much needed support, often it is helpful to talk to a counsellor, such as myself, who is truly independent, and who can offer a warm, safe, empathetic and confidential environment.
My counselling room / office is in a small detached cabin next to my house. It is peaceful, warm and airy. Parking is available either in my driveway or on street (free of charge). I also offer counselling online via Skype.
As of Spring 2019 I am also able to offer counselling from a room in the centre of Wimborne. Please note that access to this room is via several flights of stairs.
If you feel that counselling might be of benefit, please contact me. I offer a free initial session to talk through your needs and expectations. I will also try to answer any questions that you may have, in order to help you to make an informed decision about whether you would like us to work together.
I believe that in order to fully look after and value ourselves, in the same way as we might seek support to manage our physical wellbeing, perhaps we might also seek support to manage our emotional wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in social care for about 24 years, in both the charitable sector and local government. Much of this time was spent supporting families experiencing degenerative sensory loss. Recently, as a counsellor, I have been working with older people who are in a caring role.
My qualifications are as follows:
2014 Foundation Degree in Counselling. Open University.
2013 CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
2012 CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
2007 Professional Certificate in Management - Health and Social Care. O.U.
2004 Diploma in Deafblind Studies. Birmingham University
1987 Bachelor of Arts (Hons) University College, London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
A fee of £35 is charged for each 50 minute counselling session - whether this is in person, or via telephone or the internet.
I offer a discounted rate to people in receipt of welfare benefits and counselling students - please contact me to discuss.
I offer a free introductory session.
For my clients with a disability, or sensory impairment, I will be guided by you on the best way to make your experience of counselling as comfortable and accessible as possible. I have extensive experience of working with people who are hard of hearing or deafened, and those who have a visual impairment. I also understand how physical disability may impact on the focus and participation of clients during a counselling session. Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There are three steps up into my counselling room, with a handrail on the left side. Parking is possible within about 10 meters of the building. There is a toilet next to the office (within the building).
I am generally available Mon-Thurs 10am - 5pm (excluding Bank Holidays). If you would like to meet outside of these hours please do contact me to discuss.
Types of client