Maternal Mental Health,
Mental Health Problems associated with Pregnancy Complications,
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Birth Trauma),
Antenatal or postnatal depression,
Women who are currently well but who have had a previous severe mental illness and who want to make a plan to stay as well as possible in pregnancy and after birth,
Women’s Mental Health,
Menopause Related Mental Health Difficulties,
Work Related Stress and Anxiety,
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
Bipolar Affective Disorder,
Schizophrenia or Schizoaffective Disorder.
Dr Jenny Cooke qualified in 2000 and after postgraduate psychiatric training in Sussex and London, has been practicing as a consultant psychiatrist working in the NHS in Brighton and Sussex since 2012. Dr Cooke has specialised in treating mental health problems in women for the last 9 years.
She has worked as the consultant psychiatrist on a specialist female mental health unit in Brighton and Hove honing her skills and expertise in treating women with a broad range of mental health conditions.
Dr Cooke leads perinatal mental health training programs for other professionals groups including midwives, health visitors, GPs and obstetricians who are involved in providing care for women in the perinatal period.
Dr Cooke is passionate about providing tailored and personalised care and treatment plans for women
Dr Cooke has a wealth of experience treating a broad range of problems. These include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and postpartum psychosis. She is able to provide specialist advice around using medications for mental health problems in pregnancy and breastfeeding and to liaise with other professionals involved in maternity care such as midwives, health visitors, GPs. She has strong links with local obstetricians and gynaecologists and can make referrals and collaborate on care plans as appropriate.
She works closely with professionals with specialist expertise in providing talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Her expertise and knowledge of the maternity system means that her treatment plans are holistic and individualised.