Menopause can be overwhelming. Sleeplessness, hot flushes, irritability, low mood, brain fog, loss of libido, headaches, joint pain, poor memory and concentration, exhaustion and loss of confidence are all very common symptoms.

I hold the British Menopause Society Faculty of Reproductive Healthcare Special Skills certificate in Menopause care (Advanced) - meaning I am a registered menopause specialist and have provided independent menopause clinics since 2012.

At Menopause Expert all women can be accommodated – including progestogen intolerance, post cancer and early menopause/POI.

kathie laptopMenopause can be devastating for some women. It often occurs at a time in life when they are juggling lots of competing roles – elderly parents with failing health, teen/adult children worries, possibly caring for grandchildren as well as doing their own job.

I’ve met many women who simply stop coping. Through fatigue from sleeplessness and anxiety about severe flushes they lose a sense of self and become withdrawn…isolated….depressed. Libido disappears.

Relationships suffer, and breakdown. Many women walk away from their career.

Some women are plunged into menopause overnight – possibly after cancer treatments. As well as the significant menopause symptoms and treatment side effects, they have the emotional rollercoaster of their cancer diagnosis to contend with.

And younger women, who may not have started, or completed, their family, can enter early menopause. Their situation is complicated by the emotional burden of adjusting to a different future. Long-term heart and bone health can be another worry. Menopause Expert Liverpool supports all women to make fully informed choices about their menopause.

Private Consultations

Completely accessible face to face as well as phone and video consultations in a pleasant, relaxed, environment at a central Liverpool location.

All women can be accommodated – including progestogen intolerance, post cancer and those diagnosed with early menopause/premature insufficiency.

Women will be listened to and will have plenty of time.

FAQ's about a consultation

Treatment Options

Following an in-depth health and lifestyle assessment; all treatment options will be discussed. Together, a holistic individualised plan to manage menopause will be agreed; this may include HRT as well as lifestyle improvements, non-hormonal treatments and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Ongoing Advice and Support to Suit You

Ongoing informal support after your consultation - if appropriate - is available via telephone / email.
A follow up appointment can be arranged for a formal review, a few months after your consultation to assess satisfaction with and effectiveness of treatments started and to initiate any further prescriptions.

Prescriptions

Prescriptions will generally be issued at first appointment.

You can directly access The Independent Pharmacy/Menopause Expert portal here

 

After being undiagnosed and feeling helpless and low for so long I almost lost hope. I felt that I would just have to put up with this life changing event and get on with it because the advice I was given was “it’s natural to feel like this at your age, all women go through menopause, just get on with it”. Trying to get HRT was an uphill battle, nobody would listen to me, and I found it so hard to advocate for myself as my confidence was so low. Then I found Kathie. Kathie is a bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel, and I can’t thank her enough. She listened, without judgment, and she understood how I was feeling and what I was going through. Her calmness, gentleness and compassion meant I came away from my appointment filled with confidence that I wasn’t going to have to deal with this on my own anymore.

The prescription was sorted the same day and at a very reasonable cost. Kathie also sent a comprehensive report to myself and my GP, again straight away. This means going forward it’s there in black & white, a detailed & easy to follow treatment plan that my GP will understand and know exactly where I am up to. I haven’t even started with the treatment yet, but I already feel like I have taken back control of my life. Going forward I know Kathie is there to help and guide me through my menopause journey and going forward Kathie will be the person I consult as I know I can trust her, she’s amazing and her knowledge and expertise is so reassuring.
Thank you Kathie!

- S.C. August 2021

Kathie was very professional and reassuring. At no point did she make me feel like I needed to 'fight' to have my symptoms taken seriously. Kathie is on your side. She took a very thorough health history. The process is slick. Kathie writes up consultation notes (you approve) sends them to you and your GP (with your consent). I didn't even need to visit my GP but then got a text saying my prescription was available to order online. Kathie very quickly responded to a few follow-up questions I... Read More

CD September 2021

Kathie was so understanding and helpful. I felt like at last someone was listening to me.

SP September 2021

I found my consultation with Kathie Cooke extremely helpful. She helped me understand my condition, the options available to me and devise a management plan. I found her manner very reassuring. My only suggestion would be written information on the various regimens available with pros and cons as I found this info difficult to recall. (Nice has a sheet for choice of anti hypertension medication). Thank you.
In reply - thanks S, I will take this suggestion onboard.

SD - September 2021

I had a consultation with Kathie Cooke because my GP was uncertain whether I should have HRT due to my older age and complex medical history. I got an appointment with Kathie very quickly and she wrote a very detailed letter to my GP with recommendations on what to prescribe. I had reason to ask Kathie for further clarification for the GP and she responded within a day. I got the impression Kathie knows her subject extremely well, she listened to me and I had a great deal of faith in her.

TM - September 2021

Kathie Cooke is extremely knowledgeable in the area of peri-menopause and menopause; she gleans in depth details around your health and symptoms, to gain a thorough understanding of her client.
During my initial appointment, Kathie provided comprehensive explanations around the various medications which could be used to help alleviate my symptoms, demystifying a lot of the noise around HRT which provided reassurance.
Kathie is always on hand if you have any questions.
Highly recommend

DM - September 2021

Appointment with a very knowledgeable and professional expert who provided useful advice and support and presented the facts, side effects and risks associated with HRT. Thank you.

RG - September 2021

Thank you so much for listening to me yesterday, for your detailed consultation summary which is really helpful and for your guidance. I found the consultation to be invaluable and I am very grateful to you for all of your advice and expertise. I look forward to trying the new HRT regimen and will let you know how it goes or if anything needs to be tweaked. I will not hesitate to recommend you to other women seeking advice in similar circumstances. Thank you so much again Kathie.

AM - September 2021

My visit with Kathie was fine, still taking things slowly waiting for my new HRT regime to kick in and hopefully it works. Was all good and kathie gave me some good information ?

JB - August 2021

Kathie explained available options to me & really put me at ease, I am just over a week into my new medication regime but feel reassured that in time this will help reduce some of the symptoms of Perimenopause. Kathie was really knowledgeable & empathetic and answered all my questions.

LB - August 2021

I was desperate for help with regards to menopause symptoms. I’d been to my doctors many times and was fobbed off. I was at my wits end and then I came across Kathie. I carried out my research before booking an appointment with her. Kathie was lovely, putting me at ease and going through all of my symptoms before advising on my next steps. Even after my appointment Kathie has been on hand with any questions I’ve had. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kathie.

JE -August 2021

I had a meeting with Kathie, after not getting any benefit of the HRT i had been on for 5 months and not getting any help from my Dr's. I immediately felt very relaxed and could have sat and chatted all day with her. After talking through the HRT treatment I had been (patches) Kathie talked to me about other alternatives, I chose to go with tablet at night and the gel treatment. So glad I made the call, just knowing iIcan pick up the phone and talk to somebody who can give advice.

DB - August 2021

My session with you was just what I needed. Many thanks.

JB - August 2021

I would like to thank you Kathie for advice on use of HRT in relation to worsening of migraine symptoms.

AJ - August 2021

My consultation with Kathie was extremely helpful. Kathie was patient and explained everything in a calm and relaxed way putting me at ease. All questions were answered from an evidenced based perspective and Kathie”s experience shone through aiding me to make an informed and educated decision about my treatment.

SSS - August 2021

I Highly recommend Kathie. She is so knowledgeable, she really put me at ease. I have been back and forth to my GP for three years reporting symptoms. I felt like I was fobbed off each time. Kathie really listened to me and I feel like I am now receiving the help and support I have needed for so long.

AC - August 2021

Lots of great advice and a lot of knowledge there, which is refreshing.
You gave great info on doses and we're enlightening about waiting to see if I need testosterone. Also it was good to know the approx cost of it.
One thing that could be improved a little is to listen more. I felt I had to interrupt to get to say anything.
That said you covered all the points accurately in your letter and didn't seem to miss anything. It was really nice that you said I could contact you too.
Thank you.

JS - August 2021

Thank you Kathie. I really enjoyed meeting you yesterday and gaining a more detailed and balanced insight into HRT and the benefits. To that end, I have recommended you to my sister and I believe she has booked a consultation with you for Wednesday!
I look forward to getting started and I’ll be in touch as and when I feel it necessary.

SC - August 2021

Thank-you for listening to me about my concerns. A very knowledgeable consultation which talked through all my symptoms in detail. I was prescribed the best product that matched my needs. Thank-you!!

NS April 2021

I was very happy with my consultation with Kathie, she was extremely Knowledgeable and I felt really listened to and not at all rushed. I am very confident that I received the best possible advice and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.

SP April 2021

Kathie was very understanding of my issues and provided clear and helpful information, She offered a choice of options and her advice was invaluable. Kathie showed empathy towards my situation and her guidance as to what my best treatment was delivered in a supportive and knowledgeable manner. I have now been taking the medication for a week and the change in my situation has been amazing. I can't thank Kathie enough for her kindness and professionalism, my life has changed in a week! Thank you... Read More

JD April 2021

I found Kathie to be extremely knowledgeable regarding menopause symptoms and how to approach them. My one hour consultation with her instantly made me feel better and I cam away with a sensible plan of action to help alleviate my symptoms. Wonderful lady.

SD - April 2021

After visiting Kathie it gave me confidence that there were lots of options to help with the menopause, and you were given plenty of information to help with any decisions you may have to make especially when everything is not straightforward. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathie to anyone who may be struggling with their own menopause. Because as women we need all the help we can get to get through it.

GM - April 2021

Kathie was very informative and professional.

SC  - April 2021

I found the session extremely helpful, with practical advice on how to manage HRT medication and the associated side effects (which are minor). Kathie was extremely knowledgeable and I felt comfortable and listened to during the whole consultation.

EW April 2021

I felt that you really took the time to listen to me Kathy. I am using the patches and progesterone. And I hope this will help me. I now feel a noticeable difference already. Thankyou x.

NV February 2021

Very reassured by Kathie's advice and pleased that my GP has responded to her suggestions unequivocally.

HR February 2021

If you feel like your GP isn't an expert in the menopause field or you just get fobbed off then please consider this empathetic service. I have benefited immensely from specialist knowledge and advice given by Kathie.

VB February 2021

I had a consultation a couple of weeks ago with Kathie, after not really getting anywhere with my own GP. Booking-in process was easy, I had my consultation via Zoom with Kathie at my request due to covid restrictions. Kathie was excellent, I felt understood, she explained the reasons for me feeling the way I do. The same day Kathie emailed over my consultation form in order for me to take to my GP. I am day 15 of my new HRT meds and honestly I feel a million times better - Feel like me again!

AE February 2021

"The consultation was thorough, I had the time to fully discuss my symptoms and concerns, to receive the information I needed including a private prescription. I had tried my GP but there was no menopause specialist. I felt I wasn’t being listened to, that it was a tick box exercise based purely on my age. I was told what I couldn’t have as opposed to providing me with information or other alternatives. So thank you Kathie! "

NM January 2021

Despite my consultation being via video link due to covid restrictions, I found Kathie to be very warm and easy to speak to. I had complete confidence in her advice and in the outcome of my consultation. The prescription process was quick and efficient and the report for my GP was sent through to me speedily. Kathie asked me to keep her updated on my progress and she has replied to these updates quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathie to any woman seeking professional, expert... Read More

SB - January 2021

My consultation went really well. I felt listened to and given all the time I needed, Since commencing HRT I have noticed some improvement. Still anxious but this has reduced a bit. Thank-you for all your help. I will keep you posted.

LT January 2021

Incredibly helpful consultation with Kathie which made me feel normal again and that there were options to help me feel better.

LB January 2021

Fabulous, really knowledgeable. Very friendly and professional. Thorough assessment and went through all options. Would not hesitate to recommend and indeed have already done so. Thank you.

SR October 2020

Kathie is fantastic. My consultation was exactly what I needed to process what I had been told given my recent diagnosis of POI. Kathie has gone above and beyond to ensure that I have received the care that I need and she has endeavoured to ensure that I have no questions left unanswered. Thank you so much.

AT October 2020

Excellent service, Kathie eased my worries regarding my symptoms, I will be recommending the clinic to my friends.

VB September 2020

My consultation with Kathie was very thorough and professional. Kathie is extremely personable, helpful and is extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of female hormones. She has got me feeling back to normal, I'm delighted to say! Have recommended her private services to my friends.

NM  Sept 2020

The whole process was so quick and easy after struggling on for so long thinking there was no help out there for me. Having found your service and making an initial contact, booking my face to face consultation was a simple and very smooth process. I found our consultation to be comfortable and informative and finally felt like someone was really listening to me and that I was not in fact going mad. The session, options available and treatment have literally changed my life. Thank you Kathie

EG August 2020

Thankyou so much for sending me all the information. I've had a good read around everything. My talk with you really put my mind at ease and confirmed for me that I'm on the right track. I'm telling all my friends about you!

WJ August 2020

From the moment I emailed Kathie she was so helpful, when I arrived at the consultation Kathie was really friendly and put me at ease, it was relaxed and we had time to discuss the problems and concerns. I only wish I had booked a consultation sooner. Thank you so much to Kathie for all her advice and support but most importantly for listening to me.

KF July 2020

Despite my consultation being via video link due to Covid restrictions, I found Kathie to be very warm and easy to speak to. I had complete confidence in her advice and in the outcome of my consultation. The prescription process was quick and efficient and the report for my GP sent through to me speedily. Kathie asked me to keep her updated on my progress and she has replied to these update quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend Kathie to any woman seeking professional, expert menopause... Read More

EB July 2020

Excellent consultation, lots of questions answered and listened to, good advice, I would recommend Kathie to anyone. Independent Pharmacy are a bit hit and miss, still trying to access my prescription.
(apologies E, from Independent Pharmacy - prescription was delayed but sent within a day or two).

ES July 2020

I would highly recommend Katie to anyone experiencing any difficulties/problems with the menopause. From the first phone-call to my consultation, all was very informative. I was told much more by Kathie than any other healthcare professional. I've now started medication and I'm feeling positive. Thankyou

JM May 2020

Excellent personalised service. I felt Kathie was very knowledgeable and made some very helpful practical suggestions as well as explaining all the options to me. I am now taking a programme of HRT that seems to be working for me (early days 2 weeks in) both practically and for symptoms. Very good prescription delivery service too.

ML May 2020

I have been contemplating HRT for a few months and just wanted to speak to a specialist and have the opportunity to find out more information.Kathie is very approachable and explains everything well. It's worth having a consultation.

JL June 2020

Kathie was so easy to talk to and I immediately felt supported. My own GP was very unhelpful and it was a huge relief to talk to an expert on the matter. I've started treatment and feel much much better. No sweats anymore improved sleep and feeling much more confident. Concentration much better and feeling a lot happier. Wish all women could get this great service and support. Highly recommended.

GS May 2020

Thanks again for all your help. I wish I’d come to see you sooner. You were right. All my symptoms were down to lack of oestrogen. It worries me how many women are being given all sorts of other medication when HRT is what they need and how many are suffering in silence when there is really no need.
Thanks so much .

WO May 2020

Thanks Kathie, this is great, I feel really hopeful things will improve and I understand the whole document really clearly, so thank you.

KL Feb 2020

Dear Kathie, the letter is great. The consultation was extremely helpful. Ill let you know how I get on!

WO Feb 2020

Thank you Kathie, cleared up numerous concerns I had. I'm moving forward confidently.

JW March 2020

I recently went to see Kathie because I was having a terrible time with menopause. I felt the doctor didn't know much about the menopause and the medication he had prescribed me wasn't helping. Kathie is really knowledgeable about the menopause. I found the consultation very helpful and she recommended a change in my HRT. I would highly recommend Kathie as she was helpful and understands how women feel.

DH March 2020

I found our consultation really useful on Saturday. Just being listened to and not being rushed out the door after 10 minutes made a huge difference. Your obviously very knowledgeable about women’s health and that really came over in our conversation.

AR - Jan 2020

Good morning Kathie, it was lovely to meet you yesterday. I found the consultation extremely useful and reassuring, so thank you for that.

MH - Dec 2019

Many thanks for your time yesterday it was most helpful and for doctors letter attached.

KW - Dec 2019

Thank you for your time and patience it was very much needed and appreciated.

MD - Dec 2019

I Liked the relaxed approach to making an apt, the appointment itself was very thorough, giving me time to discuss all of my potential symptoms and arrive at a diagnosis. 2 Drawbacks, 1. My doctors have written to ask me to organise an appointment with them as well which will take more time out of my busy schedule – probably more an issue with them than you. 2, while the appointment felt very personalised the referral letter I received was not, it was cut and paste, with someone else’s ... Read More

RP - Dec 2019

Hi Kathie yes I found it very useful, thank you so much.

AML - Nov 2019

Absolutely amazing, Very well informed and made to feel at ease and listened to would highly recommend.

AF - Nov 2019

The consultation proved to be a very positive experience. Kathie was very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable talking to her and she listened to what I had to say. She provided me with what I hope to be a solution to my problems. Body identical HRT. I would highly recommend a visit to her if you are having a tough time due to the perimenopause/menopause.

JC - Oct 2019

I can only compliment Kathie Cooke. I wish I’d seen her years ago. She’s definitely an expert and is making sure I get all the help I need safely and quickly. I really didn’t realise what is out there and how much help you can get. Thank you Kathie!

RA - Oct 2019

Very impressed. Lots of information and I feel positive - thank you.

JJ

I'm so pleased I finally got too see Kathie. I feel much better already, and I haven't started my HRT yet.

LM

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've got my life back

PS

I feel so much better, I only wish I'd come to see you sooner - thank you so much you were very kind to me.

JB

I've had breast cancer and my GP couldn't advise me about treatments. Meeting Kathie was brilliant. I feel more confident and can properly think about my options.

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I am a Gynaecology Consultant Nurse, with 35 years’ extensive experience in all aspects of women's health care. I enjoy talking to, advising and empowering women to make informed personal decisions about all aspects of their female health. I find my role incredibly rewarding and consider it a privilege.
Kathie Cooke, MSc, Ba Hons, RGN