Kathy Hegarty MBACP (Accred.), UKCP
There are times in our lives when we can become overwhelmed by events or our feelings inside, and need some support.
Being listened to and having a space to explore how you feel can help to make sense of yourself. You may feel that you are experiencing depression or anxiety and would like to work through this phase in your life. Or you may find it increasingly difficult to maintain relationships with others that feel meaningful to you.
I work in a psychodynamic way which addresses the conflicts that we sometimes feel inside and which can become quite difficult to deal with on our own. I also sometimes use a solution focussed approach that deals with a specific issue being flexible to meet your needs. I can, in addition, offer some CBT to provide some practical approaches to help overcome some experiences especially with anxiety and panic attacks.
In the initial session we can talk about what it is that you would want from counselling and how I might be able to give the support you are looking for.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling
MBACP (Accredited) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist UKCP
WPF Post-qualifying Certificate in CBT
I have experience working in GP surgery and at The Rock Clinic in Brighton. I also have my own private practice near to Falmer train station and the universities in Brighton. I offer both short-term or longer term, open ended counselling and psychotherapy. As the Head of a university counselling service, I have extensive experience in the complex issues that can arise during the phase of university study. I have worked with all age groups to address a wide variety of life challenges that people confront and may need support with.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I practice during weekdays and Monday evenings