Thelm Cooke

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Stratford on Avon CV37 & Shipston-On-Stour CV36
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Is counselling right for me?

Our mental health should be treated no differently to our physical health – if something doesn’t feel right, please don’t suffer through it alone. 

With over 30 years’ experience working for a number of national mental health charities, I have seen the power of counselling from all sides.

Some of the issues  that I often help people to work through are listed below, however this is not an exhaustive list and I would encourage anyone who feels any form of distress to seek professional help.

Top Issues I often see clients with are as follows:

●     Suicidal idealisation

●     Abuse from childhood

●     Domestic violence

●     Men's issues

●     Depression & anxiety

●     Walking talking therapy

●     Autism - ASD

I also often relationship counselling as couples or singularly too

What to expect?

Every counsellor is different and has their own approach to how they work. During the initial consultation, I will explain the various methods that I use, and we can discuss what you are hoping to achieve from therapy. Some people benefit from structured, regular sessions; however others may prefer a more informal style so the consultation is a great way to understand each other more – the world would be boring if we were all the same.

I have a safe, comfortable space available for one-on-one sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and the option for appointments in the surrounding villages and towns too. Should you have any difficulties with coming to me, such as agoraphobia or mobility issues to name just a few, please contact me to see what other options may be available, such as home visits, video appointments and telephone calls. I also offer walk and talk therapy in a beautiful countryside setting if this suits you better.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I specialise in helping adults who have issues with self-harm and suicidal thoughts as well as those who have suffered trauma and abuse at any stage in their lives. I also welcome all those who identify as neurodivergent as I have considerable experience with those on the autistic spectrum.

Having worked for a number of national mental health charities, I have seen the power of counselling from all sides. It can feel daunting to make contact with a therapist at first – this is a very common way to feel however finding the strength to do so is the first step towards changing your life.

Education

●     Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory

●     Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice

●     Self-Harm & Suicide Prevention Diploma 

●     Mental Health First Aider

●     Working with Adults Bereavement & Loss Professional Certificate

●     Understanding Autism Diploma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCPS
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy 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.

BACP
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

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Each counselling session is 55 minutes long.

The first session is slightly longer and includes an initial assessment and a plan of therapy tailored to you.

Prices £55 per session, £65 per couple, with concessions available on request.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can be flexible to suit your needs, just ask what suits you

Further information

I am very flexible to suit every ones needs. My counselling room is upstairs, but I have access to another room in Stratford, that is on one level with assisted doors, ramps and disabled toilets if required, just let me know.

I also realise that attending counselling session in the day when people are working can be very difficult, so I offer session up to 8pm two nights per week and Saturday mornings too. So please contact me and we can work out a time that is best for you.

I also offer walk and talk therapy, here is what this directory has to say about this type of counselling, it may suit your needs better. 

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/memberarticles/the-benefits-of-walking-and-talking-therapy

What ever your needs are let me know and I am sure we can find a way to make things work, and we can start the counselling journey together 

Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, CV37

Shipston-On-Stour, Warwickshire, CV36

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have use of another room in Stratford on ground level for people that need wheelchair access or have motability problems,

Online platforms

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