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 in the counselling room or a home visit (please note if visiting a client on the outskirts of Eastbourne or further afield this will incur additional transport costs). I also offer 30min sessions for individuals which are £30. For a 1hr couples session it is £55. 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.