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The Self Esteem Specialist
Niche – Mindfulness
I have had particular experience and success working with clients on relationship, anxiety, vulnerability and self esteem issues.
I work a little bit differently to other therapists and coaches I’ve met, it may be why my clients consistently see the outcomes they want.
For me, the relationship between you and I is the most important part of what we do. Once we can base this on honesty, openness, a sense of creativity and curiosity, you can be pretty certain that you will start seeing positive changes quickly.
I look at the world differently to most; I’ve always questioned the nature of happiness, fulfilment and suffering. This led me to pursue learning how to help people improve the quality of their lives in the most effective way possible. Through my training and experience I began to understand that people have some similarities; we all want to feel valued, loved, appreciated and necessary. This ties in with a unanimous desire to feel belonging.
I’ve spent almost many years developing the skills I believe are vital to be an exceptional therapist. Having a range of experience and skills is really important to me, which is why I’ve worked with such diverse people and organisations across every format: face to face, telephone, text, Skype, email and instant messaging.
I’ve trained in multiple different types of therapy and coaching so that I can tailor therapy to meet your needs in the best way possible. However, in my experience, and as multiple studies have shown, successful outcomes are not based on your therapist’s training or experience – it’s based on the relationship between you and your therapist. I’m not here to give you the answers, I’m here to help you figure out what’s right for you.I make sure to cover the concrete areas of life first – eating, sleeping, exercise, work, living situation. We sort through what’s working and what’s not working along the way. Next we look at your relationships – with yourself and with other people.
Along with a Master’s Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy I’m also trained in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) which offers some very useful techniques and language patterns, as well as mindfulness and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) which I’ve used with many, many clients and is a particularly gentle, effective technique for painful or traumatic memories.
I use a lot of mindfulness in my work – in short mindfulness is attentive awareness of the present moment. It can be challenging to learn and practice in the beginning, but every single person I have introduced to mindfulness has said that they benefit from using it in their daily lives.
I have experience in and work with a range of issues, some of which include: abuse, addictions, anger, anorexia, anxiety, bereavement/grief/loss, body image, bulimia, career, childhood issues, creativity, depression, disability, dissociation, eating disorders, family, gender, identity, life transitions, mental health, motivation, OCD, orthorexia, phobias, pain management, procrastination, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), parenting, relationships, self-esteem, self-harm, sexual orientation, sexual issues, social confidence, sleep, spirituality, stress and trauma as well as the many other things that life can throw at us.
Face to Face in Central London (occasionally offer house visits at extra cost, please enquire)
£90 per session
£520 per 6 sessions booked as a block
Video Skype/Telephone/Audio only Skype/Instant Messaging
£85 per session
£480 per 6 session block
Availability will differ week to week so please check my Booking Schedule and always email me if you’re unsure about times, we can nearly always work something out. Contact me on 07591 575260 or [email protected] and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Training & Qualifications
MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of East London
Higher Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy
HPD (Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma)
EFT Level 2
Online Counselling Training
Telephone counsellor with addictions clinic
Online counsellor with Irish charity
Counsellor at a mental health charity
Therapist at high security prison
Group counsellor at an eating disorders clinic
Online counsellor for adolescents and young adults
Private practice since 2009
I have attended workshops on:
Stress and anxiety
Treating pain psychologically
Alternatives to medication for depression
To contact P-Therapist Rachel Cooke call 0800 7720236 or email [email protected] today.