Dawn Cook, MSc CPsychol MBACP

My name is Dawn Cook (MSc CPsychol) and I am a fully qualified Counselling Psychologist based in Eastbourne.

Training

  • Degree in Psychology through the Open University.
  • Person-Centred Counselling introduction and intermediate courses at Sussex Downs College.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Counselling Psychology through Roehampton University.
  • Masters in Counselling Psychology with Roehampton University.

Background

My background is in sport where my initial interest in psychology began whilst working with elite gymnasts. Over 10 years ago I also spent time having my own therapy by the end of which I decided that I wanted to change career paths.

Through my training and after qualifying, I have worked in a number of different environments as a Counsellor and as a Counselling Psychologist:

  • Counsellor for ‘Options’, part of the local Mental Health Service (NHs).
  • Bereavement counsellor for the National Charity ‘CRUSE’.
  • General counsellor for the local Mental Health Service (NHs).
  • Counselling Psychologist for the local Mental Health Service (NHs).
  • Counselling Psychologist for a local GP surgery.

I believe this variety of experience enables me to work with clients with an array of different problems. Being a Counselling Psychologist also means I am trained to work in a number of therapy styles and to work integratively.

Professional Associations

I am a member of:

  • The British Psychological Society (www.bps.org.uk)
  • The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (www.bacp.co.uk)
  • The Health Professions Council (www.hpcp-uk.org)

Costs

The cost of a 50min therapy session is £45 via video-conference or phone and £50 in the counselling room. I also offer 30min sessions for individuals which are £30 via video-conference or phone and £35 in the counselling room. For a 1hr couples session it is £55 via video-conference or phone and £60 in the counselling room. It is respectfully requested that payments are made at the end of each session either by cash or cheque.

Please note that once an agreement is made as to a time and place of your sessions you will be expected to pay even if you cancel your session. (If enough time is given I may be able to offer you an alternative time that week). If I cancel the session no payment is needed.