Katharine Williams, PGDip, MBACP, Counsellor and Supervisor
Rock Clinic West
8 Western Street
63 Sandgate Road
01273 270706 / 07545 258649
I am an experienced Counsellor offering professional counselling support to help you explore your issues, manage difficult feelings and gain new perspectives. Short-term, time limited and longer-term counselling provided to individual/young/older adults for a wide range of issues. I offer Psychodynamic, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Integrative and Solution Focused approaches.
Initial consultation followed by weekly or more than once weekly ongoing counselling. Daytime and evening appointments available in Brighton and surrounding areas. Concessions available for those on low incomes. I work cross culturally, providing a safe and confidential counselling relationship, where both current problems and past concerns can be addressed.
Post-graduate training and experience as a Counselling Supervisor, with 20 years' mental health experience working across the NHS and Voluntary Sector, as a Counsellor, CEO, Director, Senior/Project Manager, plus 15 years’ business sector experience.
I qualified as a Psychodynamic Counsellor in 2002 with the University of Sussex, gained a CBT skills Certificate in 2012 and post-graduate Supervision Training in 2016. I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Sussex (2002)
PG Certificate in CBT, Westminster Pastoral Foundation (2012)
Post Graduate Supervision Training (2016)
I have worked in private practice and as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor from the Rock Clinic in Brighton since 2004. I have been providing CBT to students at University College London since 2013 and more recently offered Clinical Supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors. I held an Honorary Counsellor’s post for 3 years at Brighton’s NHS Psychology and Counselling department and have trained and volunteered as a drug and alcohol counsellor with Addaction (now CRI) and as a bereavement counsellor with Cruse.
I have experience working with a range of emotional difficulties including: Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Low Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Men's Issues, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationship issues, Self Harm, Sexuality, Stress, Women's Issues, Work related issues.
Over the last 20 years I worked within two Brighton based charities overseeing and managing a range of health and mental health services: as Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon (2008-2012); as Director of Threshold Women's Mental Health Initiative (2004-2007) and as their National Infoline Manager (2000-2004).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Consultation £30
Counselling/Psychotherapy/CBT at £45 - £55 per 50 minute session, with concessions available at £40.
Supervision Fees £45 per session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available from Monday to Friday in Brighton (including Preston Park, East Brighton BN2, Hove) and surrounding areas.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer psychodynamic and integrative clinical supervision. .View supervision profile