Psychotherapy and counselling is increasingly
recognised to be of lasting benefit.

I offer a safe, private place to talk about personal problems and the stresses of modern living.

Who I am

Hello, I’m Kate. I’m an experienced, accredited/registered therapist with a private practice in Lewes, offering safe, affordable therapy for adults. Former clients have said I am calm, supportive, non-judgemental, empathic, professional and boundaried. I work face-to-face or online on Zoom. All current safety measures are in place.

I have a Msc/Clin. Dip, in psychotherapy and counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London. Before this, I trained in psychotherapy and counselling at London’s Regent College. I am accredited with both professional bodies, UKCP and BACP. I have also worked as a writer and editor.

How can I help?

I understand you may be in a difficult or uncomfortable place in your life and starting therapy may be a daunting step. I offer a quiet, private, non-judgemental place in Lewes to talk.

I believe therapy is a positive step in looking after yourself in a new way and can be higher education for our emotional life. Many clients have said they wish they’d done it sooner. For some, lockdown has led to a time for meaningful introspection. For others, old worries have resurfaced, giving rise to new anxieties, difficult soul-searching and a need for support.

Overall, I have helped people to overcome issues including:

  • Anxiety, depression, stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenthood issues
  • Low self confidence
  • Identity and Sexuality
  • Issues from Childhood, Motherhood/Fatherhood
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Illness
  • Self-harm and Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Work-related issues

You don’t have to be in crisis to benefit, as it can also assist you with:

  • Spiritual growth and self knowledge
  • Expanding your choices
  • Resolving inner conflicts and stuckness
  • Finding direction and identity

Therapy For You: My Approach

I believe that one size does not fit all and to be effective I need to tailor my approach to you, the individual: what may suit one person may not suit another.

I am therefore an integrative therapist. This means I work within my own framework, integrating different but complementary strands of therapy from psychodynamic and humanistic traditions, in particular TA, as well as Gestalt and Person Centred. I also have some training in CBT methods, although I am not a CBT therapist and do not give homework, for example.

The psychodynamic/developmental part of my approach examines how the past can impact the present, and how internal conflicts can lead to emotional suffering. Humanistic views seek to understand how more conscious thoughts and feelings shape behaviour; and how you perceive yourself or subjectivity: what it is like to be you for example, and what conditions do you need to grow as a person.

Price

Initial sessions are £35. Thereafter it is £50.

Initial session

I suggest an initial session or assessment to see whether we are right for each other. There is no obligation to continue.

Fees

I charge £50 per session. You can pay by bank transfer weekly or monthly; or by cash per session.

Session Length

A session lasts 50 minutes and usually is held once a week at the same time and place.

Contact me

Nowadays I am quicker to respond by email than phone. You can email me at kate@katehopetherapy.co.uk. Or leave a message on 07973 661080 and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Location

I work from a quiet location in South Way in Lewes, East Sussex (see map below).
There is free on-road parking, and bus stops nearby.