Sally Cook

Hi I am Sally Cook

I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor meaning I incorporate different types of therapies to best meet my clients requirements.

Thankyou for visiting my website I hope you find all of the information you require.

If not or if you have any questions regarding the services I offer please feel free to  contact me 

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I have a personal understanding of how difficult it can be to take that first step into counselling and can empathise with anybody making that initial connection with a counsellor or therapist.
Being able to develop  trust and feel safe with somebody you've only just met can be a daunting experience for many and  may seem like a massive hurdle that is impossible to overcome,
However taking that first positive step can be the start of a journey that enables so many people to have a more fulfillling, enjoyable and happy life.

To help you feel confident in making the decision to take that step I have included information throughout the site about the services I offer, the approach I take and the  experience and qualifications gained while on my journey to becoming a professional counsellor.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions regarding the services I offer.

Is Counselling right for you ?

Therapeutic interventions can help with a variety of life challenges and situations that affect our daily lives. 
Counselling with Sally can help you understand why you behave the way you do and can offer clarity to your feelings.
This will enable you to find effective coping mechanisms to function in a healthier way.


Areas that counselling can help with include:

  • Gaining confidence.
  • Self-Worth.
  • Increasing Self-awareness.
  • Understanding your feelings,
    Thoughts and emotions.
  • Alleviate feelings of stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Enhancing self-esteem.
  • Difficult relationships.
  • Bereavement,
    Grief and loss.
  • Acceptance.
  • Strategies for coping mechanisms. 

Other areas Counselling with Sally is able to work with:

  • Abuse
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Attachment disorder
  • Autism
  • Behaviour problems
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Bullying
  • Carer support
  • Childhood bullying
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Discrimination
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Health anxiety
  • High sensitivity
  • Learning difficulties
  • Loneliness
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Passive aggressive behaviour
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Racism
  • Relationship problems
  • Separation and divorce
  • Separation anxiety 
  • Social anxiety
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress
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My Therapeutic Approach

As an integrative counsellor I incorporate a variety of therapies within my practice, this enables me to determine the most suitable approach to take on an individual basis and to be able to adapt as progress is made.
My areas of speciality and understanding include working with stress, depression, general anxiety disorder, panic attacks,
feelings of sadness, suicidal ideation, relational issues, low self-esteem and self-confidence, Bereavement, grief and loss. (as an animal lover this includes pet bereavement too).
I use the following approaches in my practice.

  • Person Centered Approach

    A person-centred approach, means that I will work with you to understand how the world looks from your perspective whilst offering a safe space where you will be fully accepted
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  • Psychodynamic approach

    Incorporating a psychodynamic approach into my work allows me to explore with you the origins of a behaviour which in turn can then facilitate understanding and change.
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  • Relational Psychotherapy

    This form of psychotherapy can help clients to recognise how they relate with others and how this impacts on their life experiences by exploring your inner thoughts and feelings and
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My Experience

I have had several years' experience of working with people who have been touched by Bereavement, grief and loss through a hospice organisation in North Yorkshire. I have also worked with clients who have presented with anxiety, stress, depression, suicide ideation, low confidence, low self-esteem, trauma and relational issues. As a counsellor I am passionate about creating a person-centred environment that is accessible and adaptable for all. For the past 32 years I have also worked with vulnerable adults within their own homes and multidisciplinary agency settings.

Therapies I incorporate into my practice.

 Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
 Humanistic therapies
 Intercultural Therapy
 Jungian therapy
 Person-centred therapy
 Psychoanalytic therapy
 Psychodynamic therapy
 Solution focused brief therapy
 Transactional analysis

What to expect from your Counselling Sessions.


Counselling sessions usually take place at the same place and time every week or fortnight.
Your first session will offer you the chance to see if counselling is right for you and to see if we wish to work together in the future. If we decide that we are right for each other, then we will look at a contract. The contract will include boundaries, fees, confidentiality, cancellation policies and complaint procedures.
There will also be an assessment, this is to get to know you a little better and will include GP contact in case of emergencies.

I will work with anyone over the age of 18 and offer short term and long-term therapy solutions and will work at a level and pace that is comfortable and relevant for you operating flexible working hours allows me to facilitate both daytime and evening appointments dependent on your requirements.

My Fees and Availability

My fees are £45 an hour for a 60-minute session. I may offer a sliding scale considered depending on circumstance.
Payment by Bacs, cash or debit card will be requested prior to our sessions.

I am able to offer day time and evening appointments, I usually work Monday to Friday.

How to contact me

If you would like to get in touch to find out more information or to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mobile 0739620335
Please feel free to browse on my Facebook page at Counselling with Sally

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and offer a professional, confidential and friendly service

Registered Member 376149 MBACP

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Where I am currently based:

 The Tower Clinic, 8 Tinsel Lane,Cookridge,Leeds, LS16 7AP


Mo-Fr: 10.00 - 18.00 GMT+2

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About Me

I have always had empathy and compassion for others from an early age as well as an interest in Psychology, so after many years of working with vulnerable people I decided to take the plunge and change my career to become a counsellor. In this role I could combine my compassion and empathy for people with a professional underpinning of a Therapeutic Counselling degree. I walked away from Leeds Beckett University with a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in 2019 after many years of study. Within that time, I set up Counselling with Sally my private practice.