Katie Leatham Individual and Couples Counsellor/ Supervisor BACP Accred, UKRCP
I offer you a warm,confidential space where we can work together, with whatever difficulties you are experiencing at this point in your life.
I have 12 year experience as counsellor and I know how confused and alone you might be feeling. You may be finding it very hard to cope, or functioning well on the outside but struggling within yourself. I can help with depression, anxiety and stress, childhood memories, bereavement, low self esteem, couples counselling for relationship issues and/or parenting.
I have a special interest in women's issues, identity and cultural expectations; whether and when to become a mother, understanding your own needs and how to live a rich life.
In addition to general counselling I offer a specialist counselling service for parents who are experiencing difficulties to do with their children, fertility or planning for parenthood. I have worked alongside GPs, health visitors and midwives for many years and have an extensive knowledge of postnatal depression, babies and children's needs and their impact on parents.
As a parent you can feel extremely anxious, stressed or that you are not really enjoying your children. I will work with you, to help you find a way forward. If life with older children is becoming miserable, with constant challenging behaviour and a breakdown in relationships I can help you feel more confidant and connected with your children again.
I also work directly with children and young people. I have experience of counselling and supervising in schools from nursery age up to university and have a CRB certificate.
I always try to see new clients for an initial consultation within a week, this is an opportunity for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you and how best to meet your needs. Once we begin the counselling, sessions are at the same time and place each week.
I have a comfortable room in a discreet location in West Hove with free parking (day and evening appointments).
I also have a base in Shoreham at Ropetackle (limited daytime appointments only).
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Certificate Psychodynamic Counselling (Pg Dip.)
Accredited Member of BACP.
Master of Philosophy Women's Studies (Motherhood).
Post Qualifying Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People.
Certificate in Systemic Counselling Skills.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Cruse Bereavement Training.
10 years Private Practise
Counsellor Sussex University
Counsellor Offington Counselling Service
School Counsellor Primary/ Secondary
YMCA Counsellor and clinical supervisor
Children's Centre Work
10 Years Social Services Parent Support Work
My experience covers a wide range of clients including adults, couples, teenagers and children.
I have worked in many settings including community, health and education in addition to my private practice.
I have a background in work with families and children and many years of work with mothers experiencing problems such as pre and postnatal depression.
I am experienced in working with parents who are finding their children's behaviour very difficult, offering a combination of techniques to help improve family life.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Motherhood and Parenting
Family problems/ managing children's behaviour
Difficulty with decisions
Lack of feelings
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Below is my fee range per session (including assessments).
Concessions may be available depending on circumstances, please mention this when you first contact me
Individuals: £55 (50 mins)
Couples/ family work: £70 (60 mins)
Supervision: £55 per hour or £80 per hour and half -See separate profile.
Trainees: concessionary sessions available by negotiation
- Mental health and the family: Managing when there's too much to manage
- How to be happy - anxiety and depression and the quest for happiness
- Struggling since the clocks changed?
- My mother drives me mad
- Locked in anxiety
- Miscarriage: The hidden tragedy
- Considering leaving your partner?
- Bereavement - why do I feel so strange?
- When parents separate
Convenient for Brighton, Hove, Portslade, Shoreham and Worthing.
In my Hove practice I can offer daytime and evening appointments up to 8 O'clock depending on availability.
My Shoreham practice is smaller and limited to daytime only appointments.
I understand how difficult it can be to decide to come for counselling, you have probably been thinking about it for a while, finding it hard to take the next step. So please feel free to contact me by email or phone for more information and to help you decide if counselling is the right thing for you. You may find my website and articles helpful: katieleathamcounselling.co.uk.
I aim to respond to messages within 24 hours and can usually arrange to see clients for an initial assessment within a few days.
Counsellors and related professionals can contact me for clinical supervision.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Whilst I am on the ground floor in my Hove practise, there is a step up to the door and a shingle driveway that may be difficult for some people.
I see clients Mon - Thurs 8am- 8pm and Fri 8- 12pm.
Types of client
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Supervision & training
I am a fully qualified Psychodynamic/ Integrative Counselling Supervisor and Consultant, with 12 years counselling experience.