Katie Gelbart

Katie Gelbart

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer face-to-face counselling from my therapy rooms on New Road. I currently have space for new clients on Wednesdays. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

About me and my therapy practice

As a therapist, I aim to create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore your experiences and expand your self-awareness. This will enable us to identify patterns in behaviour, perhaps developed as a response to past events, which may no longer serve you. By increasing your self-awareness, you will gain greater opportunities to make choices and take responsibility for your actions, becoming empowered and understanding the reasons for your thoughts and behaviours. I see the therapeutic relationship as the vessel in which this process takes place. You must feel safe and comfortable in order to explore complex emotions such as shame, grief and guilt, and to be vulnerable in therapy. As a counsellor, I bring myself: my experiences at work and in my personal life have given me faith in the process of therapy and enabled me to value individuality and embrace diversity.

In addition to my work as a counsellor, I have over 5 years’ experience working in frontline services supporting individuals who have experienced a range of difficulties including homelessness, substance and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, adverse childhood experiences, care experience, survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, suicidal ideation and severe and enduring mental illness. I have a natural curiosity and I believe that everyone should be able to overcome the issues holding them back. I will respond in a trauma-informed, person-centred way, meeting you where you are on your journey and patiently walking beside you.

Practice description

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and have several years of counselling experience. In my studies, I focused on Person-Centred Theory, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Existential Therapy, all of which I integrate into my practice. I am open to using creative interventions, dream work and exploring somatic experiencing.

I am a member of the BACP and I work within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework.

I am also a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist.

My first session

I will charge a reduced rate for your first session. This will be an opportunity for you to ask me questions and get a feel for working with me, and for us to explore your reasons for coming to therapy. 

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work