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ABOUT ME

My name Is Sue Cook and I live in the North Cotswolds in a lovely rural village. I am married. I have 3 now adult children and a gorgeous grandson. I also have two dogs, Bertie a Miniature Schnauzer and Boris, a Cockapoo. 

I grew up on a council estate in the West Midlands but was always drawn to the countryside and horses. I worked with horses for a number of years and loved it. When I became a Mum I decided to train to be a primary school teacher. That was a massive challenge but I wanted to show my children that if you work hard you can achieve anything although there were many times I doubted this whilst doing my four year degree!

I was a single parent for a number of years when my children were quite young and life was tough. Our lives changed when I met my now husband and I was for the first time able to live a more comfortable life.

 

Then something happened that would change the course of my life. My youngest son’s friend took his own life age 15. They had met at playgroup and had been close friends through primary and secondary school. It was devastating. I imagined how I would feel if it were my son, In fact that thought haunted me for a very long time. I decided I wanted to do something to help others. I became a Samaritan and that was the start of my journey to becoming a counsellor and then a supervisor. 

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold personal indemnity insurance for my work and I also hold up to date enhanced DBS documentation for all areas of my work.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Masters (MSc) in Counselling Psychology from Keele University

  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • National Counselling Society Enhanced Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Enhanced Evidence Based Practice for Working with Children and Young People with Anxiety and Depression.

  • CPCAB Level 5 Certificate in Relational Supervision for Working with Adults and Children and Young People

 

Alongside this I have had specialist training in:

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Working with Self-Harm and Suicide

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy