Paula Cook

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Registered MBACP Counsellor & Clinical Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Southport, Merseyside, PR9
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile.

Life can throw some difficult experiences at us sometimes which may leave us feeling helpless, overwhelmed, anxious, stressed and with a sense of really not knowing which way to turn or how to sort it all out.

We all have different coping mechanisms. Some people keep themselves so busy that there is no time to think about their problems but may find themselves with poor sleep patterns instead. Some people may push their issues to one side (put it on a box on the shelf - sound familiar?) and think they are doing well but find themselves getting worked up over things which previously didn't bother them. Those unresolved issues can have a way of showing themselves in all sorts of different ways.

If you need a safe place to talk about your troubles, please get in touch. I am here to support you, to listen to you and to work with you to find a positive way forward. You can talk freely about anything which may be causing you distress or making you anxious. This may be a current situation you find yourself in or a past experience which is impacting your life now. I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings and help you discover a way through them so that life sits a little easier with you.

I offer therapeutic counselling in Southport and also online via Zoom.

Further information can be found on my website

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified counsellor since 2013. 

I have experience of working within NHS settings at Ormskirk Hospital and spent a year counselling at Minds Matter in St Helens.

My volunteering roles have included Marriage Care, a national charity specialising in adult couple relationships; Place2Be as a school counsellor supporting primary school children; and The Tasha Foundation, an online counselling service.

I work within the BACP Ethical Framework, have regular supervision and hold professional insurance and enhanced DBS.

  • Registered Member MBACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • Accredited Member NCPS (National Counselling & PsychotherapySociety)
  • Senior Online Supervisor ACTO (Association for Counselling & Therapy Online)
  • Senior Professional Member ACTO


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centered)
  • Level 6 Certificate in Clinical Supervision including Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Advanced Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (ICEEFT) 2016
  • BACP endorsed Certificate in Relationship Counselling

Member organisations

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

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£55 Individual

£60 Supervision (£90 1.5 hours)

Payment Method: Cash/BACS

Booking an initial session can often help in your decision on whether Counselling, and whether the Counsellor, is right for you. There is no pressure or obligation to continue after this session.

Please do contact me if you have any comments or queries and I will be more than happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Daytime counselling appointments available in Southport.  Online appointments available Monday-Friday.

Further information

Southport Location Botanic Road, Churchtown
Free parking is available. Close to accessible bus stops.

Online counselling via Zoom.

Southport, Merseyside, PR9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Please note my counselling room is on the first floor, accessible by stairs only. Please let me know if you have mobility issues as I have access to a downstairs room with a ramp.

Online platforms



In person

The space I hold for you is a place where you can bring your stuck moments, ethical concerns, your insecurities, your frustrations and your successes.

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