Katherine Cox, MA Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, BACP
My name is Kat, I am a qualified psychotherapist and specialise in relationship difficulties, trauma and overwhelming emotions and thought patterns.
The therapy I provide allows you to explore feelings, thoughts and experiences you feel unsure of, embarrassed about or may think others don't want to hear. I believe all feelings want to be heard and sometimes this is not possible in everyday life, leaving us feeling anxious, angry and depressed. In addition, this can lead to explosive, impulsive and paranoid ways of being.
I provide an open, empathetic and safe space to explore your experiences and difficulties. I am creative and open to many different ways of working with a client with the aim to build your confidence, sense of self and ability to connect with others and the world.
I have trained in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (MA) and additionally incorporate ideas involving the body, relational therapy and trauma based work. In addition to my private practice, I currently work for Brighton Housing Trust (BHT) and YMCA as a counsellor and Wellbeing Practitioner.
I have worked with a wide range clients who have come to understand, explore and change their lives, whether this be within themselves, within a relationship or their professional life.
I have experience of working with:
- Impulsive Behaviour
- Panic Disorder
- Relationship Issues
- Domestic Violence
- Body Issues
- Confidence and Self-esteem Issues
- Personality Disorders
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Learning Difficulties and Autism
- Substance Misuse
- Self-harm and Suicidal Thoughts
- Anger Issues
- Spiritual Issues
I work in a philosophical way that seeks to understand our relationships, ourselves and our position in the world.
I believe that through exploration, therapy can provide you with understanding and strength to change how you make decisions about your life, how you view yourself and positively influence your interactions with people.
I believe that change and transformation are possible through understanding our experiences, creating an openness whereby we can accept ourselves and by challenging our own assumptions about how we think life should be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling from the New School (accredited by Middlesex University), a BA in Philosophy (Leeds University) and have attended various day, weekend and 6 month training courses in addition.
Working with Anxiety (YMCA)
Bodylistening and Body Psychotherapy (Brighton School for Embodied Therapy)
Mindfulness (Regent’s University)
Sexual Health (Terrence Higgins)
Working with Children (Women and Girls’ Network, London)
Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse and Trauma (Women and Girls Network, London) among others.
I have worked with people from different social and ethnic backgrounds and of various ages, I have a full DBS and am a registered member of BACP. I have amble experience with working with people with low level English and am happy to explore alternative ways of working therapeutically.
I run a private practice and have experience of working in the following settings:
- Brighton Housing Trust (BHT)
- YMCA DownsLink group
- Brighton Oasis Project
- Women and Girls' Network (WGN)
- Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham
- NHS IAPT service in Tower Hamlets and Newham
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
I am based in Brighton and Hove, please write to me for exact locations.
Initial sessions are £20 for 50 minutes, where we can get to know each other a little and discuss any questions you may have. There is no obligation and it is really a chance for us to get to know each other a bit.
Following this, sessions are £45 for 50 minutes, £70 for couples. Please enquire about low wage availability.
If you have any further questions about counselling or the way I practice, please feel free to contact me.
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