Katy Oswald

Katy Oswald

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Brighton

Brighton BN1
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

The last year has been a very difficult one for many of us. Looking after our emotional and mental health is as important as our physical health during this extremely stressful time. Counselling with me can help you manage how you respond to, and cope with, your challenging circumstances, whatever they may be. 

Perhaps you are feeling depressed? Maybe you are overwhelmed and anxious? It may be that you are behaving in ways you would like to change? Or are there relationships that are causing you stress? Everyone's experience of the current situation will be different. The reasons behind how you are feeling will be unique to you. My approach to counselling is to help you make sense of what is going on right now, explore how you got here, and find a way through.

I offer a compassionate and confidential space in which you can feel comfortable enough to talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings. Evidence shows that when you talk about your problems in a safe and trusting environment, you can start to connect with and feel differently about yourself. This can lead to greater self-awareness and acceptance, bringing clarity that can help you make the changes you need to lead a more fulfilling life.

Previous to training as a humanistic counsellor, I was a social science teacher and researcher at the University of Sussex. I believe that our feelings about ourselves are not just shaped by our personal experiences, family and relationships, but also by the communities and society that we live in, and I bring this into my approach to therapy. I also draw on existential, Gestalt, Jungian and feminist ideas. 

Practice description

I usually work in Fiveways Therapy Rooms. However, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, I am only offering video or phone counselling sessions at the present time. Please contact me to find out more. 

My first session

I offer an initial 50 minute consultation for free. This session is a chance for us to get to know one another, for you to experience the way I work, ask any questions you might have, and decide if I am the right counsellor for you. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Anxiety, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited