Nigel Cooke

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BA (Hons) Dip.Coun. Counselling/ Psychotherapy. MNCPS (acc.)
Available for new clients
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Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9BF
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I know you are reaching out. I also know it is a very difficult thing to do. But your are doing it and I understand the effort it is taking for you to do so. If you are ready I am here for you. If not quite there then save my details and I'll be here for when you are ready.  

Until then a few more words:

If you associate with labels such as anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, the list goes on, these should not define who you are or thwart your potential as a functioning human being, although they often do. Then life can get confusing, distressing, or feel like it either stops or simply goes round in circles.

I offer you space to talk freely, to actually be heard, and challenge your current experiences against potential new ones. I can help you assess, adjust, and adapt to a life less confusing or distressing. Life is for living, not fretting over. However, you are a part of this process and your voice needs to be heard.

My room is easily accessible just off the A14. It is a quiet, anonymous room, so privacy is assured. There are no queues; no one knowing your reason for visiting; consider the room yours, you won't meet any other clients. Confidentiality will be upheld if you're concerned about such privacy breaches.

Email or text (or if I miss your call) I'll get back to you within 24hrs.

I offer a free phone consultation. You can let me know: your concerns and your needs are. Also, to ask any questions you may have.

See further details below for insights into how I work etc.

I offer a full hour session at £55

Training, qualifications & experience

Alongside four years of fulltime experiential study, both as client and therapist, I also spent over a year as a counsellor at Suffolk Mind, Bury St. Edmunds. My client base presented with a broad range of issues and backgrounds. 

I  have regular supervision to ensure training and ethical standards are maintained.

DBS checked

Fully insured.

I am an accredited member of the National Counsellors and Psychotherapist Society. As such I abide their code of ethics and standards. 

Membership no.: NCS24-00363

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am trained to respect labels whilst looking beyond them and at the human being as a whole. You are much more than a diagnosis and labels should not define you. There are core behaviours I find myself working with time and again, irrespective of diagnosis: 

Anxiety and depression 

Existential concerns: death, freedom, meaninglessness, and isolation.

What our bodies are telling us and how they are trying to help us (neuroscience in psychotherapy).

Philosophical and Spiritual values and beliefs, or lack thereof.

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£55.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£55 per one hour session.

£70 per one and a half hour.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Fridays are face to face sessions.

Wednesday face to face availability soon. From 3rd April, 2024

Further information

A calm safe space.

I am fortunate enough to have an office situated in a quiet business centre. Parking is free for an hour.  However, if you do come by car I shall enter your car registration number into the system so your parking will be free and unlimited. So, added to the discretion of the building you will also have time on either side of your session. My office is quiet and has a calming atmosphere. Despite the industrial nature at the front of the building, trees and plenty of greenery can be seen from my large window. The building is safe and secure and offers a seated waiting area with refreshment facilities available both before and after the session. There is easy access off the A14 or via many other routes through or circumventing town.

Basepoint Centre, 70-72 The Havens, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9BF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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The reception and waiting area is open plan, and my office is ground floor (situated at the end of a long corridor). From reception to the office, it is well-lit. I can meet you in the waiting area if you require any help getting to the office.

Online platforms

Google Meet


Nigel Cooke
Nigel Cooke