Samantha Cooke

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Integrative Counsellor, MBACP, Dip. Counselling
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Bracknell RG42 & Ascot SL5
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling with feelings of loneliness and the pressure to maintain a facade of happiness for others? Do you find yourself lacking the motivation and enthusiasm you once had for life?

You don't have to navigate these challenges alone. I offer compassionate counselling services aimed at helping you rediscover your inner spark and regain confidence in yourself. 

Together, we'll explore strategies to break free from the cycle of worry about others' opinions and empower you to live authentically for yourself. I'm here to support you on your journey towards a more fulfilling and vibrant life.

Struggling with Life's Challenges?

Are you finding it difficult to get up in the morning and face the day ahead? To connect with others and maintain your relationships? Tired of pretending you’re ok but frightened of what people will say if they know the truth? Perhaps you feel stuck while everyone else seems to be getting on with life.

Experiencing Emotional Turmoil?

Do you experience low mood or sadness? Have you been feeling stressed or anxious? Maybe you notice you often feel irritated and angry. Perhaps you're overwhelmed by a mix of difficult feelings, and to compound things, you feel guilty or ashamed of how you feel.

Feeling Different and Alone?

Maybe you're feeling different from everyone else, and fear being left behind? Maybe you lie awake at night wondering if life will always feel like this?

Considering Counselling for Change?

Perhaps you are considering counselling because you feel like something needs to change, but you're not quite sure what. Counselling can help in the following ways:

Boost Confidence: Enable you to feel more confident so that you're able to feel connected to others and really participate in your life again.

Emotional Processing: Allow you to accept and process your emotions for what they are without beating yourself up for having them.

Self-Esteem Building: Increase your self-esteem so that you can stop pretending and be who you really are without fear of judgement.

Why Work With Me?

In addition to my training and qualifications, I have experience of what it means to be human living in a messy world. I learned how to navigate life experiences that had a profound impact on me and shaped the landscape of my current and future life. I have been the person who has sat in the chair opposite the counsellor, and I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help. I will bring compassion and empathy to our sessions together.

Throughout my counselling career, I've had the privilege of working in diverse settings, including an agency environment and local schools. In these roles, I've gained invaluable experience providing both time-limited and longer-term counselling services, adapting my approach to meet the unique goals and needs of each client. Prior to counselling, I worked in financial services and understand the demands and pressures of a fast-paced career.

Ready for Positive Change?

Interested in learning more about how I can support you? Take the first step towards positive change by reaching out today. Contact me to schedule a free introductory call to explore how we can work together to address your needs and goals effectively.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully-qualified integrative counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for The Counselling Profession, ensuring that I maintain professional and ethical standards in my practice.

My training and qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO recognised)
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Safeguarding training

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

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£55.00 per session

Additional information

The fee for each counselling session is £55.00, and payment is required through a bank transfer at least 24 hours before the scheduled session.

I offer a complimentary 10-15 minute introductory call to discuss how we can collaborate and determine if we're a good fit. Research shows the quality of the relationship between counsellor and client is central to the effectiveness of the therapy. Therefore, I encourage you to trust your intuition in selecting the counsellor who best suits your needs.

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When I work

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Further information

I work with individuals over the age of 16. 

I offer weekly sessions as consistency helps to establish a therapeutic relationship and maintain momentum in our work together. 

My counselling practice in Ascot is within easy reach of Bracknell, Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Windsor, Maidenhead, Slough, Camberley, Reading, Earley and Woodley.

I also offer online counselling via Google Meet which is a secure platform with accessibility across various devices. 

Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42

Ascot, Berkshire, SL5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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My counselling practice is accessible via steps into the building and requires climbing one flight of stairs to reach the first floor. I offer online counselling for those unable to attend in person sessions.

Online platforms

Google Meet
Samantha Cooke
Samantha Cooke