Dana Cohen MA, Registered Member MBACP
We all have times when we need support to face current difficulties and resolve issues from our past. The process of counselling and psychotherapy can be profoundly transformative, enabling us to develop more creative, meaningful and fulfilling lives.
What I Offer
I am a registered integrative and LGBTQ affirmative counsellor and psychotherapist, with many years experience in private practice, work-based and LGBTQ counselling and psychotherapy services. I offer counselling and psychotherapy in Brighton & Hove and online. I provide a safe, confidential space in which you can speak freely about problems that are affecting you and explore your fears, hopes and dreams.
Reasons for Counselling
Many people come for counselling or psychotherapy because they have had distressing or stressful experiences which they want to talk about in a safe setting, such as childhood experiences and major life transitions. Other people want help in dealing with specific traits, such as difficulties relating to people or low self-esteem. Sometimes people simply want space to explore a general feeling that their lives aren't quite right, or to undertake personal development in a safe and supportive environment.
I have experience working with a wide range of issues, including:-
- coming out
- feelings of being stuck
- gender issues
- low self-esteem
- physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- relationship issues
- work related issues
Because people are so different in terms of what they want and need, I adapt my way of working to suit each person I counsel. You may find that a few sessions are enough to help you move forward, or you may want to explore issues in more depth.
My practice is in a peaceful setting with free parking (see map), and is easily accessibly by bus and train. I charge £55 per session for individuals and £65 for couples, and offer weekday and early evening appointments. Introductory sessions are usually available within a week.
Free Introductory Session
The quality of the therapeutic relationship has been shown to be one of the most significant factors in the process of growth and healing, so it is important to find a counsellor or psychotherapist with whom you feel at ease. If you would like to have a chat before booking a session, please do get in touch, so you can see if you feel comfortable talking with me and ask any questions you might have. You can contact me now via email or by calling me on 07811935806. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is a flexible and inclusive way of working, which combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the specific needs of individual clients.
I have a Graduate Diploma in Individual Psychotherapy and Relationship Therapy and an MA in Women's Studies. I am a registered member of BACP, and adhere to their Ethical Framework.
I began working as an counsellor and psychotherapist in Australia eighteen years ago, alongside work in women's refuges. After moving to the UK, I combined private counselling & psychotherapy practice with work in LGBTQ and employee assistance services.
I have managed Brighton & Hove's LGBT Community Forum, and an LGBT couples counselling service. I have also worked as a counsellor for Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard's Counselling Project; and managed Brighton & Hove Relate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- LGBTQ. I value the huge diversity of LGBTQ identities and experiences, and work with a broad spectrum of LGBTQ lifestyles.
- family issues
- feeling sad
- separation and divorce
- affairs and betrayals
- childhood bullying
Individuals - £55
couples - £65
"You made me feel at ease straight away."
"You were really open and non-judgemental."
"I knew I could trust you."
"You inspired me with confidence."
"I felt very comfortable with you."
"You are a fantastic listener."
"You were highly motivating.”
"You were very intuitive and really connected to us both."
"You were enormously supportive."
"You are the best counsellor I have ever had."
"You have really helped me through a very difficult time in my life and for that I can not thank you enough. I know I would not have got through it without you."
"My sessions with you really have helped. Things are good now and my partner and I have been able to chat through quite a lot, which has been great. I feel more in control than I ever have."
"Dana was very helpful and supportive through a difficult time in my life, and created a relaxed atmosphere which made it easier to be open about my issues. She made it very easy to discuss difficult issues and provided a fresh perspective on things which helps you re-evaluate your own views and helps you to understand why you act or react in certain ways."
"Thank you so much for enabling me to rediscover the joy and optimism in my life."
"I would like to thank you for what you have done for me. I feel so much more in control of my life and my own happiness. Thank you for your kindness and support."
"Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. We are forever grateful."
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday morning & afternoon, Tuesday afternoon & evening, Wednesday afternoon & evening, Friday morning & afternoon
Types of client