Marika Cook

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Telford TF1
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

If you don't know where to begin and it all feels a bit much, don't worry. I'm here to support you as you untangle whatever's going on for you, and we'll work at a pace that suits you.

Even with the best intentions, well meaning others may have offered you unasked for advice, minimised your experiences, and even left you feeling judged in some way - I'm not going to do that. ​

If you're always coming bottom of the list of your priorities, I'd like to help you see, even if you don't feel like it just now, you do matter. Your thoughts and feelings matter. And when we know we matter, life changes.

Please note, I am taking leave between Wednesday 1st May and Wednesday 8th May inclusive, so if you contact me during that time, there will be a delay in my response.

For prospective clients who have experienced trauma and are looking for trauma-specific therapy:

Experiencing trauma symptoms in the present day – flashbacks, numbed or out of control emotions, and suicidal feelings, for instance – can shatter our sense of who we are, leaving us feeling scared, frustrated, and confused. It feels important to say here, that you never need to tell me what happened. We don’t need to go there, to process trauma. My focus is on helping you achieve post-traumatic growth so you can regain control over your life.

I’ve undertaken a lot of additional training to enable me to work in a trauma-informed way, and currently work as a sessional counsellor in a charity supporting people who’ve experienced domestic abuse and sexual violence. I've also worked with many clients who’ve experienced childhood abuse in its various forms: sexual, physical, and emotional.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since qualifying in 2019 with a diploma in therapeutic counselling, I've worked in charities and the third sector including Ponthafren Association, Telford Mind and Survivors in Transition, and continue to work in this area, as well as within employee assistance programmes. I've had the good fortune to work with many different client issues in each place I've worked and continue to do so.

Throughout my work, whether it's within organisations or within my private practice, which I set up in 2020, I regularly undertake further training (continuous professional development) so that I can keep my practice up-to-date and better support my clients.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer a free initial 15 minute call, via telephone or Whereby, to explore whether I'm the right fit for you. There's no obligation to work with me after this call. 

I offer concessions to counselling students. 

I'm recogised by Aviva, AXA Health and Vitality Health insurers. If psychotherapy is covered by your policy and you'd like to work with me, I'll need to ask you for some basic details such as your policy and authorisation numbers, before our first session. 

When I work

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Further information

The online platform I use for sessions is Whereby.

Hadley, Telford, TF1

Leegomery, Telford, TF1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Marika Cook
Marika Cook