Dr Julie Cooke

Dr Julie Cooke

Renaissance Therapy Centre
10A Station Road
West Midlands
B17 9JT

I am unable to take further enquiries until 01-Apr-2020


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About me

I provide psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties.

I currently offer short and longer-term therapy at the Renaissance Therapy Centre in Harborne, Birmingham.

My areas of expertise:

  • Difficulties making/sustaining relationships - identifying unhelpful relationship patterns, thinking about how to communicate/relate to people more effectively
  • Working with people who have experienced trauma
  • Anxiety and low mood
  • Working with people who feel 'stuck' with difficulties they view as being long-term or entrenched
  • Difficulties with emotions or feelings - helping people to connect to their emotions, to feel less fearful and overwhelmed by their emotions and be better able to accept, regulate and express their feelings
  • Working with people who care for others and helping them to find room for themselves
  • Helping people who are highly self-critical to allow themselves greater care and compassion

As a Clinical Psychologist I am trained to work with people of all ages and have received extensive training in multiple psychological theories and frameworks. For example:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Over the past six years I have developed a significant passion in working to help people understand, name and experience their feelings or emotions. This interest has been driven by my experience that psychological difficulties are quite often rooted in a complicated relationship with our feelings or emotions. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations. By following this therapeutic interest, I completed a three-year training course in Experiential Dynamic Therapy in 2018.

If you would like to meet for an initial session, please contact me by phone or email. If you're feeling a bit unsure about therapy and would like some more information to help you decide, please get in touch. Any conversations we have before an initial session would be free of charge.

Training, qualifications & experience

2013 - Three year specialist psychotherapy training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT)

2017 - Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Parts I, II and III

2017 - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy training

2013 - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psy), Coventry and Warwick Universities

2007 - Psychology BSc (Hons), University of Nottingham

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



The fee of an individual 50 minute session is £80. Please enquire about fees for extended or couples sessions. I am registered with some health insurance companies. If I am not registered with a particular insurer it is relatively easy for me to do so. Any conversations we have before an initial session would be free of charge.

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B17 9JT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

There are a couple of steps with a rail leading to the the front door of the therapy centre. There is a downstairs therapy room available.


I work weekday afternoons and evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults