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About me

Anxious? Depressed? Can't stop feeling sad, fed up, just lost, somehow?

Whatever has brought you here, my aim as a counsellor is to offer you the space to explore whatever is going on for you, at your pace, in your own time. 

Life circumstances led me to my own experiences of personal therapy, and I have an understanding of how daunting it can feel to be in the client’s seat. It's important to find someone who's right for you. 

I’m a fully qualified counsellor, a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, working to a strong ethical framework, 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.

If you feel you'd like to find out more about working with me, or have any questions, I offer a free initial conversation. Please get in touch via email or telephone, and I'll get back to you within 72 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since qualifying as a person-centred counsellor, I've taken additional training in focusing, which is a mind/body approach, and continue to train in gestalt psychotherapy. All three compliment each other well, providing us with more ways to work together. 

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

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone call. Following this, I charge £40 per 50 minute session.

If you are on a low income or unemployed, please do get in touch as I can sometimes offer concessionary rates.

Availability

I offer daytime and evening slots.

Further information

I am resuming face to face sessions in October 2021.

Sometimes connecting with sensations, physical feelings, or our dreams, can help us connect to, and make sense of, our experiences when we can't find the words. I work in a non-interpretive way when working in these areas.

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