Margaret Cook BACP Accredited Counsellor & Hypnotherapist
Counselling in Bury for you. I know how hard it can be to seek help for life's difficulties so I am glad that you have taken this first step of looking for a counsellor to help you. I offer confidential counselling for many problems and my aim is to help you explore your concerns and find ways forward that are right for you. As your counsellor, I will facilitate and support you in a safe and confidential environment to explore the issues you choose to talk about, without being rushed or feeling judged. I will work with you to understand what you are experiencing and help you to find your own answers and ways to overcome your difficulties.
I understand how negative thoughts, behaviour and habits can limit your life, but there really is no need to suffer unnecessarily when counselling really can make a difference to your quality of life. I am passionate about helping people take control of their lives so they can live as happily, calmly and productively as possible. I look forward to helping you make those positive changes.
Sessions are usually for one hour and are offered weekly, but this can be varied depending on your need and my availability. You can have as many or as few sessions as you feel you need. I can offer prompt appointments. I am happy to offer a free initial phone consultation before you book an appointment to help you to assess if what I offer feels right for you. Call 0161 763 7969 or text 07876 662272 to book an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
- Accredited Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Accredited Professional Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS)
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- General Hypnotherapy Registered Member (GHR)
I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for Oldham Bereavement Support at the Royal Oldham Hospital and for local charity Anxiety UK who offer counselling for stress, anxiety, phobias and panic attacks.
I am an accredited member of the BACP and I work within their professional and ethical framework. I regularly update my training and professional development and receive on-going clinical supervision, as recommended by the professional body.
I am passionate about helping people take control of their lives so they can live as happily, calmly and productively as possible. I understand how negative behaviour and habits can limit your life, but there really is no need to suffer unnecessarily when counselling really can make a different to your quality of life.
Sessions usually are for one hour and are offered weekly, but this can be varied depending on your need and my availability. You can have as many or as few sessions as you feel you need.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
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Counselling sessions for individuals £60 for one hour session
I am happy to work on both short term (between 4-6 sessions) or a longer basis with clients.
A concessionary rate is available for students in counselling training requiring personal counselling as part of their course.
I don't offer children's counselling, couples counselling or family therapy.
How hypnotherapy will help
I am a qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist and I work with anxiety, stress, weight loss, confidence building, phobias (including flying, driving, heights, lifts, spiders, public speaking) panic attacks, anger management, teeth grinding, insomnia, fertility issues, exam nerves, sports performance, general relaxation and much more.
I developed an interest in hypnotherapy when I visited a hypnotherapist myself to overcome a phobia that I was having at the time, I was an anxious airline passenger. So I understand how negative thoughts, behaviours and habits can limit your life, but there really is no need to suffer unnecessary stress or anxiety - if you are open to hypnotherapy and really want to make changes to your life then you CAN replace old, unwanted behaviours with new, desired responses. Now I am able to fly long haul and have been to the USA, Hong Kong and Australia on several holidays. I am passionate about helping people to take control of their lives so they can live as happily, calmly and productively as possible.
Hypnotherapy is a completely natural intervention which accesses your inner resources to bring about positive changes to your emotional and psychological well-being. It tends to be quick and effective so that in many cases 2 to 4 sessions are sufficient. Your first session is £55 and is for one hour and 15 minutes. Subsequent sessions usually take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis depending upon your availability.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm Saturday 9am to 5pm
Types of client
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Supervision & training
Supervision in Bury for counsellors. I offer professional, warm, friendly, caring and supportive clinical supervision.