Fiona Cook BACP (Senior Accredited)

Daily life, stresses of family, work and society can create challenges for us all. Whether working with individuals or couples, my practice is integrative and takes a holistic view of the person and issues presented; creating therapy specific to you or your relationship by drawing upon several counselling and psychotherapeutic modalities.

Originally selected by and qualified with Relate UK in the late 90s, I trained as an integrative therapist with a psychodynamic and systemic foundation. This means that I am trained to think about ways in which the past influences our current life situation, and how the influence of systemic factors (e.g., relationships, family, race, culture, work, gender, sexuality, dis-ability, age) also contribute to our concerns, dilemmas and life struggles. I am priviledged that my training in these areas has enabled me to work in centres in the UK and Europe.

I work with both individuals and couples offering short and longer term support, seeking to create an approach specific to the need of each person or their relationship(s), and drawing upon several counselling and psychotherapeutic modalities to enable this.

Practice contexts:
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) providers as an affiliate offering short term and critical incident/on-site support;
Private practice;
Trainer of counsellors with Relationships Scotland on their Diploma in Relationship Counselling and Course Director for the Certificate in Couple Counselling.

Qualifications:
Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling with Relate National (4 years)

Post-qualifying certified training:
Diploma in Working with Sex Addiction (individuals and couples)
Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy
Certificate in Online Counselling Skills

Other training and Continued Professional Development includes: working with Family Constellations, Systemic Therapy, trauma, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness orientated psychotherapy.

Specialist areas:
Relationships, sexuality, sex addiction
Identity, life direction, belief scripts, menopause/mid-life
Depression, anxiety, stress
Bereavement, loss
Trauma
Weight management

Accreditation/registration:
Senior Accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with COSCA
Accredited with Relationships Scotland

Professional memberships:
BACP Workplace Division

Tertiary education:
BSc (Hons) Psychology & Social Policy. Open University (6yrs)

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