Katie Leatham Individual and Couples Counsellor/ Supervisor BACP Accred, UKRCP
Brighton & Hove
Little High Street
07906071374 / 07906071374
You may be thinking about counselling because you are feeling very confused or alone at the moment and finding it hard to cope. I can help with depression, anxiety and stress, childhood memories, bereavement, low self esteem, couples counselling for relationship issues and/or parenting.
I have an interest in womens' 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.
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 a variety of settings such as 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
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting - help with issues to do with your children and your relationship with them.
Difficulty with decisions
Lack of feelings
Below is my fee range per session (including assessments).
Individuals £55 (50 mins)
Couples/ family work £65 (60 mins)
Supervision by arrangement £55 per hour or £80 per hour and half -See separate profile.
Where a third party is paying eg employer scheme fees are higher to take account of additional admin.
- 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
- An Empty Nest
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 always respond to messages quickly and usually within 24 hours. I can normally 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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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.