Kerry Cook

Kerry Cook


Kerry Cook MSc, BSc (Hons), Dip HE (RMN)

A note from Kerry Cook

‘I imagine if you are reading this you may be struggling at the moment. Perhaps you may be finding it hard to cope with day-to-day life, work, or with your relationships. Perhaps you may be experiencing difficulties with managing your emotions and moods.’
Her Work

Kerry Cook trained and worked as a Psychotherapist for over 17 years in various settings, including Psychotherapy departments in the NHS and in the private sector, she now offers her expertise at the Cherry Tree Centre in Henley. Working with young people and adults, as well as couples, both individually and in groups, she provides both short and longer-term treatments.

The primary aim of her work with individuals is collaborative; to identify and address difficulties, supporting individuals in making changes to live fuller and more satisfying lives.

Completing a Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy training over many years, leading to registration with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), ensures adherence to rigorous ethical standards. This includes maintaining confidentiality and practicing non-discriminatory principles.

What She Offers:

She provides individual or group therapy, which can be open-ended or time-limited, tailored to individual needs. Working across various areas including emotional dysregulation, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, addictions, trauma, abuse, PTSD, loss, LGBT-related issues, transvestism, autism, and ADHD, she addresses a wide range of concerns. This list is not exhaustive and may not specifically mention your current struggles.

Her Approach:

Kerry Cook draws from various training modalities, she offers both evidenced-based skills and relational work based on your focus and difficulties. These approaches often complement each other, providing support to work through feelings, beliefs, assumptions, and actions. She also focuses on teaching more skillful and effective ways of managing emotions and behaviour as needed. Both approaches aim to challenge negative emotions and self-sabotaging behaviours fostering change and self-empowerment within a confidential, safe, and supportive space.

Her aim is to reduce distressing symptoms and work towards a more balanced and healthy way of managing feelings and relationships, facilitating personal change and growth for moving forward in life.

Types of Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MSc, with UKCP registration.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Cognitive Analytical Therapist (CAT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Previously a Mental Health Nurse.