Margaret Cook Counsellor
Counselling in Bury, I offer confidential counselling for many issues and my aim is to help you explore your concerns and find ways forward that are right for you. As a 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.
My counselling approach is Person-Centred. This is based on the belief that people can heal in a favourable environment, provided through a supportive therapeutic relationship. I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and hypnotherapist and I work with adults, couples and small groups.
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. If you would like to contact me, I look forward to speak with you.
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 have professional indemnity insurance, regularly update my training and professional development and receive on-going clinical supervision, as recommended by the professional body.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
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Counselling sessions are one hour and fee is from £39 per session.
I offer a half hour introductory counselling session for £25 for you to see if counselling is the best option for you.
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 therapy as part of their course.
I don't offer children's counselling or family therapy.
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 am a qualified counsellor and hypnotherapist and have nearly 20 years’ experience of helping clients with anxiety disorders, such as general anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, phobias, and panic attacks.
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 behavior and habits can limit your life, but there really is no need to suffer unnecessarily.
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.
- Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm Saturday 9am to 5pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Supervision in Bury for newly qualified or experienced counsellors. I offer professional, warm, friendly, caring and supportive clinical supervision.