Emily Cook MBACP, PGDip
My name is Emily and I am a qualified and fully insured Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, which means I am a “talking therapist” and am here to listen to you. There are times in life when we all experience challenges and need some support. Counselling offers a supportive and non-judgemental space in which we can explore these challenges together.
How I work- I have chosen to follow a humanistic approach to counselling. This is the theory I base my practice upon. My approach is based upon exploring how you are experiencing a problem. I often reflect on and share my experience of hearing your story with you.
What areas I specialise in- I often get asked if there is an area of counselling I specialise in. I believe that everyone experiences problems differently and am interested in hearing what it is like for you. Therefore I would like to think that I work with people not problems. Having said that, my training has provided me with an understanding of multiple issues that may arise in counselling. I have a special interest in working with those who experience long term chronic pain.
Getting in touch- You can get in contact with me by phone, text or e-mail. I will aim to respond within 24 hours. I welcome having a short chat on the phone if you have worries about coming along to counselling.
What to expect in your first appointment- The first appointment is an opportunity to meet each other, to see if we would like to work together. I will aim to ask you some questions in this session and establish what you would like to get out of counselling. It is an opportunity to ask me some questions too.
What to expect from me- I feel counselling works best when we work together. You can expect me to listen and together we can further explore what has brought you to counselling. My aim is to explore the meaning you make from your concerns. I believe that although we cannot change what happened in the past, we can explore the meaning you are making of that today.
What I expect from you- Counselling is most beneficial when we see each other on a weekly basis, so therefore I would ask for a commitment from you to attend for weekly sessions. I offer both long and short term therapy- this varies on a case by case basis. I would suggest that we start off by working together for a minimum of 8 sessions. Alternatively I offer "open ended" therapy. Endings are very important within counselling. I would expect for us to work towards an ending in both long and short term work.
My availability- I have appointments available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. I can offer evening appointments if necessary. I can sometimes fit in appointments outside of these times, depending on my schedule.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. You can call or text me on: 07951035411 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with a wide range of clients which has given me a varied listening experience, within a council funded organisation.
- Currently studying Master of Science in Psychotherapy- University of Brighton (UKCP accredited course)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling- University of Brighton (BACP accredited course)
- CPCAP Level two- Northbrook Metropolitan College
- BA Hons in Business Management- University of Brighton
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Chronic pain, pain management, living bereavement, dementia (carers), suicide bereavement, psychosomatic issues
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Initial meeting £30 (30 mins) *SPECIAL OFFER* FREE initial meeting until 10th June 2019- in support of mental health awareness week
On going appointments: £50 per session (50 mins)- a discount is available for students and those on a low income.
Block booking discounts available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
New Church Road The room is on the ground floor. There are no steps up to the entrance of the property. An alternative venue in Hove can be provided for wheelchair users- please get in touch for more information. Body Matters- The room is upstairs
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays- for appointments outside of these times, please discuss with me. I can offer evening and daytime appointments
Types of client