How can I help?

Counselling, or therapy, offers you a confidential space to talk about your situation with someone who is completely separate from your personal life. It can feel a big step to ask for help, but people usually find it’s quite a relief to be able to talk freely, share their feelings and work through their difficulties with me. 

During our time together, it’s likely you will start to see your situation in a new light, discover new trust in yourself and others, and a stronger sense of purpose and direction. Any symptoms should dissipate, or at least, become more manageable. Some people feel they are transformed, while for others, it’s a more subtle, but usually positive outcome. 

Although I am not a couples counsellor, I am drawn to working with clients struggling with their intimate relationships, or recently separated from their partner. 

Other issues people often need to talk about include: bereavement; their relationship with their bodies (eating disorders; trauma; chronic health conditions; the menopause; sexuality); LGBT identity; traumatic school experiences; adolescents and risk; and family/sibling relationships. But you can bring whatever is troubling you, or on your mind.

I work in line with the ethics of the UKCP - the UK Council for Psychotherapy and BACP - the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, of which I’m a member. 

 © Catherine Cook MSc, BA (Hons), Couns. Dip., MBACP  2017, UKCP 2019     Site Map     Contact