Denise Cooper

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Gestalt Psychotherapist, EMDR Practitioner, Tutor Metanoia
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

As a Gestalt Psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner I have a breadth of knowledge and experience to support you with the issues you are struggling with.

My areas of particular expertise and understanding are anxiety and stress, depression and low mood and feelings of low confidence and self worth. I have specialist training in trauma - whether this be a one of event or the impact of longer term and childhood trauma. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)  is a specialist therapeutic technique which helps us process and potentially overcome traumatic experiences.

I recognise it can be hard to make sense of all the Counselling and Psychotherapy options out there, and it’s really important to find the right person for you. For this reason, I suggest we arrange to speak on the telephone and then book as an assessment session - with no obligation to come again. This helps you decide whether we are a ‘good fit’ and gives us a chance to discuss what you’d like to get from the therapeutic experience.

I understand that we are facing difficult and unprecedented times. A pandemic of this type has taken away many of the structures and routines in our lives. We are having to live with uncertainty and this can cause understandable anxiety. I am able to explore this within the supportive context of a therapeutic relationship.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a number of years experience in both private practice and in voluntary organisations.  I am also a Primary Tutor in the Gestalt Department at Metanoia Institute.  I have also worked in the field of mental health for twenty years.

These are my qualifications:

MSc in Humanistic 'Gestalt'-orientated psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute.

Foundation in Systemic Family Therapy from Northumbria University.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels 1-5

Diploma in Couples Counselling from AYA.

MA in S.W. from Bristol University.

As a therapist:

- My experience allows me to complete an in-depth assessment to identify which type of therapy would best suit you
- I have a range of knowledge and expertise which allows me to be flexible in the way I work.
- I have experience both working short term and longer term.
-I have a particular expertise in childhood abuse and neglect and how these can impact us in adulthood.
- I have in-depth knowledge and skill with Anxiety which includes: Generalised Anxiety Disorders, social anxiety and panic attacks.
-I work people who have experienced trauma and help them overcome the difficult symptoms they may be facing.

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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£80.00 per session

Additional information

All sessions last for 50 minutes unless otherwise advised.

Individual Sessions – £80.00

Student Sessions – £80.00

Skype Sessions – £80.00

Online Sessions – £80.00

Group Session Costs available on request.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for sessions Monday to Thursday with some evening sessions.

Further information

For further information please look at my website:

45 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 2BE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Unfortunately my office is not accessible to those struggling with stairs. I am happy to offer online sessions.

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Denise Cooper
Denise Cooper