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I abide by the code of ethics outlined by the BABCP – British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and COSCA. These cover the ethical considerations given to you (the client) as we (Counsellors/Psychotherapists) attempt to ensure your wellbeing and emotional safety. It is also important that you are aware that the relationship entered into with your Counsellor/Psychotherapist can become intense at times, however, it is above all a professional one where contact, with your Counsellor/Psychotherapist outside of the therapy sessions, is not considered ethical.
All that you wish to discuss and explore is confidential, unless risk to yourself or others is involved. I do want to make you aware that in keeping with BABCP guidelines I have a Clinical Supervisor who I may discuss aspects of the way I work with you during our sessions. This supervision acts as a safety net for you (the Client) and me (the Counsellor/Therapist) and helps ensure that you receive the quality of care that your deserve and is ethical.
Confidentiality is important, as being able to have such a free, open and safe environment in which to explore anything you wish is often seen as the main benefit of therapy. It gives the security that many seeking therapy (or coaching) have perhaps never had from anyone else and this can seem both safe and unsettling at the same time.
During my training as an Integrative Counsellor/CB Therapist I completed a certain amount of personal therapy myself and therefore understand, first hand, the emotions that may be brought to the surface. Additionally, my own experience helps me provide an empathic, non-judgemental stance and therapeutic alliance that Dr. A. Beck speaks about in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, for my clients.
Thank you for taking the first and most difficult step towards change and recovery.
Here you will find information about the therapy and coaching services I offer.
My name is Maria Cook and I'm a professionally qualified and fully insured Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Academic Coach and Integrative Counsellor.
The central premise of integrative counselling is that there are many ways in which human functioning can be explored and understood. This means integration can occur through a variety of modalities or systems of perspective.
Please send me a message if you would like more information, have any questions or if you would like to enquire on which treatment may suit you best.
One of the benefits of working with me is that I offer means tested fees. Please click on the 'send message' button to discuss this further.
My Qualifications, Training, CPD & Memberships:
COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (SCQF Level 7);
COSCA Validated Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (SCQF Level 10);
Certificate in Coaching (UWS Accredited - SCQF Level 8);
Qualified in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST);
Rape Crisis Scotland Volunteer Training (RCRC Kilmarnock);
Working with the impact of Severe Trauma (ACT Glasgow);
Self Harm Awareness Training (NHS);
Trained in Schema Therapy (ACT Glasgow);
Currently training in Mindful Eating Coaching (MEC Coaching "Am I Hungry" program);
VC School-based Children's Counsellor with Place2Be (North Ayrshire);
Workshop CBT with Children & Young People (BABCP - Glasgow);
Member of the BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and, therefore, abide by their standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
Member of the CBT'ers Club (Glasgow)
Fully insured (Balens Ltd.)
Regular Supervision with a BABCP Accredited Supervisor