Helena Cook

Helena Cook

Highgate/Crouch End


0203 560 3023

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About me

Life throws so many challenges at us all. You may be affected by stress, depression, anxiety, loss, the death of a baby, ante-natal or post-natal depression or conflicts at work. You may be in crisis now or perhaps you have been unhappy about your life for a while without knowing why nor how to fix it? Perhaps you are feeling lost, lonely and struggling to sustain good relationships?

Therapy can offer a safe, non-judgmental and private space to explore your difficulties, where they might have come from, how to change patterns of behaviour and ways to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and sustain better relationships with those close to you.

I work with adults - women and men- on a one-to-one basis, generally in weekly 50 minute sessions, in open-ended therapy or in shorter term work (a fixed period of time generally to focus on a particular issue that needs urgent attention). In an initial session or two we can decide what type of therapy best fits your needs. How long therapy will last depends on you; we keep that under review as we go forward.

I have a special interest in issues around parenting, such as ante-natal and post-natal anxiety and depression; still birth; miscarriage; infertility; fears around pregnancy and birth; parenting challenges and so on. I can put you in touch with other support groups on these issues to support you alongside therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified as a pyschodynamic psychotherapist. In addition to my private practice, I am a  Women's Health Counsellor at a major London hospital in a service attached to the maternity and gynaecology departments.

Previously I have been a human rights lawyer, a Citizen's Advice Bureau advisor and a mediator and I bring many of these skills to my therapy work.

I am accredited with BACP and UKCP and work according to their Codes of Ethics and their professional requirements, especially as regards supervision and Continuing Professional Development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

miscarriage;  infertility;  ante-natal anxiety and depression; post-natal depression; still birth; parenting issues

Therapies offered


Fees for regular therapy sessions are generally £70 per session.

I can occasionally offer concessions for students, people who are unemployed, low waged or who have other exceptional financial constraints. Please ask.

Maps & Directions

London, N8
London, EC1R

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


EC1 Monday and Wednesday daytime and evenings N8 Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday daytime and evenings

Types of client

Older adults