Helena CookPsychodynamic psychotherapist
I am a qualified psychotherapist working face-to-face on a weekly basis with men and women. I work privately and also at a Women's Health Counselling Centre in a major London hospital. Therapy with me 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 clients on a wide range of issues. You may have long-standing problems that you have always struggled with; or perhaps the sudden shock of bereavement or from a recent traumatic event; suicidal feelings or the loss of someone close to you to suicide; difficulties with relationships or in the work place or with your family; a lack of self esteem and self confidence; or simply a sense of discontent and unhappiness getting in the way of life or relationships.
I can offer you open-ended therapy or a shorter term programme of perhaps up to 12 weekly sessions, depending on what you are looking for. Therapy lasts as long as it is helpful for you - different for every person but guided always 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.
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.
9 Coldbath Square
My room is in easy reach of Kings Cross, Angel and Farringdon by bus or underground. Limited pay parking. I am available Mondays and Wednesday evenings and some other times during the day by arrangement.
Glasslyn Road, Highgate/Crouch End
My room is well served by public transport - buses and Northern, Victoria and Piccadilly tube lines. Parking available except 2-4pm. I am available daytime Mondays and Wednesdays; Tuesday evenings from 5pm; all day/evenings Thursdays.
Issues often worked with
I charge £70 an hour with some limited concessions for clients on benefits or with other special needs or financial constraints.
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) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I am also qualified as a mediator and an Advisor with the Citizens Advice Bureau and I 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.