Helena Cook Psychodynamic psychotherapist , EC1R
I am a qualified psychotherapist working face-to-face on a weekly basis with men and women. You may come to me struggling with a wide range of issues from the past or present that are getting in the way of living a healthy, productive and satisfied life. I work privately and also at a Women's Health Counselling Centre in a major London hospital. Therapy is confidential and governed by strict ethical guidelines set by the professional bodies of which I am a member.
I am open to working with a wide range of issues; you may come with long-standing problems; perhaps from a recent trauma; or simply from a sense of discontent and unhappiness getting in the way of life or relationships. I can offer you long-term open-ended therapy or a shorter term programme of perhaps up to 12 sessions, depending on what you are looking for. Therapy lasts as long as it is helpful for you - different for every person but guided foremost by your needs and wishes.
I have a particular interest in issues affecting both women and men relating to parenthood - infertility, post natal depression, still birth, miscarriage, fears around bearing a child, neo natal disability and illness etc. I also work a lot with loss and bereavement, including if you are feeling suicidal or if you have experienced the suicide of someone close to you.
No problem is too big or too small for therapy. Seeking therapy is not a sign of weakness but rather an indication of inner strength and self-care which I can support.
Training and qualifications
I have a 4-year post-graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF and I am registered with The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP); the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP); and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). I am also a qualified mediator, an Advisor with the Citizens Advice Bureau and formerly practised for many years as a human rights lawyer. I continue to follow an on-going programme of Continuing Professional Development in areas especially relevant to my practice.
I charge £60 an hour with some limited concessions for clients on benefits or with other special needs or financial constraints.
9 Coldbath Square
Within easy reach of Kings Cross, Angel and Farringdon. I am available Mondays mornings and evenings and Wednesday evenings.