Dr. Natalie Cook is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with a special interest in working with children, young people, and families with long term health conditions. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford in 2016, and her BSc. Psychology (Hons.) at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2010.
Natalie was delighted to join the Paediatric Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia team at King’s College Hospital in May 2017. She is looking forward to being able to support children and families across South London with a wide range of psychological difficulties, and hopes to develop a service within King’s to monitor the cognitive outcomes of children with sickle cell disease.
Prior to her appointment, Natalie worked across a range of child services, both within mental health and paediatric health settings. This included working at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, and the John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital in Oxford, during which she developed a passion for working with children, young people, and families.
Natalie’s special interests include working with children, families, and staff teams from a systemic perspective, Narrative Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Furthermore, Natalie’s doctoral research involved writing a systematic review and carrying out an empirical study evaluating the psychological wellbeing of mothers and infants across the perinatal period.