Ellen Cookson

Ellen Cookson

Registered Member MBACP

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Phone number
07919 332 716

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Therapist - Plymouth

Plymouth PL4
07919 332 716
Sessions from £50.00


  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Right now, you may be feeling heavily burdened with a painful history, or in fear of what is to come. If you’re curious about what it would be like to have connection with someone outside of your circumstances, away from the roles you feel you need to play and the responsibilities you carry, I warmly welcome you to contact me.

I have 10+ years' experience working in therapeutic roles. The diversity of my work has given me a profound insight into the healing power of a therapeutic relationship; one that is secure, trusted, nurturing and freeing. I have witnessed this to offer relief, depth of understanding and clarity.

My whole-hearted intention is to offer a space for these qualities to emerge, so that even when things feel messy and overwhelming, you can experience some nourishment and reassurance. As a therapist, I ensure this process can be healing by staying open, curious and attentive, so that you can express your true experience.

A little about my approach:

I trust in listening to what might be happening in the present moment. This can include gently noticing what is happening within the body. Our minds can often tell us critical, repetitive and untrue stories about ourselves that keep us stuck. Noticing other parts of ourselves, such as feelings, energy and bodily sensations can give us more freedom to move out of unhelpful cycles. This way of being with your experience can help build a sense of empowerment, autonomy and confidence.

A few examples of what I can support with are:

  • Loss and grief
  • Anxiety, overwhelm and feelings of panic
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Difficulties in recognising and communicating emotions
  • Sexuality
  • Feelings of anger or rage
  • Postnatal depression and/or anxiety
  • Childhood trauma
  • Sexual trauma

What happens to us and then how we are impacted can be deeply complex. Even if none of these listed issues have directly impacted you, I welcome you to contact me. 

Practice description

I offer remote or face-to-face work. I practice from my home in a central area of Plymouth. 

Sessions with me are £50. I am able to offer a reduced rate for those on benefits, low income or students. 

I can offer both long-term and short-term work. 

My first session

I offer a free 20 minute conversation, this is to provide an opportunity for you to hear my voice and perhaps get more a sense of whether it feels right for you to book in an initial session with me. Within the first session, I will ask you questions about what you wish to gain from therapy, and you are very welcome to ask me any questions, too. It feels good to start by getting to know each other so that you can begin to feel safe and secure. If, for any reason, my approach doesn't feel fitting to your needs, I will of course be happy to signpost elsewhere. 

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Creative therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal

Clients I work with


How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work

Languages spoken