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About me

Whatever has brought you here, if it matters to you, it’s important to me.

You will have a safe and confidential space to explore what's going on for you at your own pace, in your own time. My willingness to be honest and real with you, whilst listening without judgement, are just some of the values I take into my work.

I’m a fully qualified counsellor, a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and an accredited member of the National Counselling Society, working to strong ethical frameworks.

Life circumstances led me to my own experiences of personal therapy, and I have an understanding of how it can feel to be in the client’s seat. I’ve worked with more than one counsellor - it’s important to find someone who’s right for you just now.

I began seeing clients in 2018, and have always worked with the view that it’s the therapeutic relationship you and I co-create, my offering you respect, and valuing who you are right now, that is at the heart of our work together.

Sensations and movement in our bodies, along with our dreams, can give us insight, connection and self-acceptance when it's not easy to find words. I work in a non-interpretive way in both these areas, and only if it feels right for you.

If you feel you'd like to find out more about working with me, please call or text, or drop me a message. I'll get back to you within 72 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training so far includes the following approaches:

Person Centred (Diploma gained in 2019)
Focusing (British Focusing Skills Certificate gained in 2020)
Gestalt (currently in training with Manchester Gestalt Centre)
Transactional Analysis (currently in training at The Berne Institute)

Continuous professional development is important to me, and areas I feel particularly drawn to, involve the impact of trauma, both in childhood and adulthood.

As well as my private practice, I also support clients in charities based in Shropshire and Powys.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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.

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

Additional information

I charge £40 per session.

Further information

**Currently offering online sessions only, resuming face to face sessions later in 2021**

Wellington
Telford
Shropshire
TF1

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom
Marika Cook Dip. Couns

Marika Cook Dip. Couns