Catarina Rato

Catarina Rato

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Languages spoken: Portuguese

Contact information

Phone number
07946 704443

Contact Catarina

Therapist - HOVE

07946 704443
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor and EMDR therapist in full time practice with over 12 years experience.

I work with a wide range of issues and I have extensive experience in working with sexual abuse, trauma, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), addictions, bereavement and loss. I work with individuals and couples.

As well as practicing privately I work as a counsellor at Mankind, a counselling service for men who have been sexually abused.

I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment for you to speak freely about the issues that are of most concern to you, in a way that is sometimes not possible with friends or family.

Sharing your thoughts and feelings with an experienced counsellor can help you make sense of life circumstances and lead you on a journey of self-awareness and personal growth.

I take the view that people are able to find their own ways of dealing with life’s challenges and I encourage you to trust in your ability to make changes and appreciate your own resources.

Often people find that the insight and awareness that comes from the counselling process can help them find a fresh appreciation of who they are and new ways of dealing with difficult issues. You don’t have to find yourself in a crisis situation before you can benefit from counselling.

I am a trauma informed person-centred counsellor and I have had a long interest in body psychotherapy and somatic psychology. My counselling practice is informed by the latest research on trauma and the body. I have over 20 years experience in bodywork as a qualified Shiatsu practitioner and I am interest in the fundamental relationship and interconnection between mind and body. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Infertility, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, EMDR, Humanistic, Person centred, Relational

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

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