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Dr Katrina Lake Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Brighton

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Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Psychology Services working across Sussex, Brighton and Hove

A warm welcome to my Brighton and Hove Clinical Psychology Practice. I offer a range of psychological approaches in my work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR) and Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, as well as coaching. I work with adults, young people over the age of 14, and couples.

I work with people experiencing a range of issues, including:

    Feelings of depression or low mood
    Finding it difficult to manage feelings of anger
    Struggling with grief or trauma
    Experiencing anxiety, stress or feeling overwhelmed
    Finding it difficult to manage at school, college or work
    Feelings of panic, or experiencing phobias
    Feeling stuck as a couple or as a family
    Struggling with alcohol, drugs or food
    Adjusting to life changes, or
    Struggling to get the best out of your work or your life in general

I have worked for over 20 years in the NHS and have now developed a private practice working across Sussex, Brighton and Hove. I enjoy balancing working part time in the NHS and part time in private practice as a Clinical Psychologist. I offer a comfortable and informal space and aim to work where you can talk in confidence and work together to make the changes that you would like to make in your life.

I offer a range of psychological therapy treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

Psychological therapy treatments include working with people experiencing anxiety and depression, addictions, eating disorders, relationship difficulties as well as anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and panic disorder. I specialise in the treatment of trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex trauma.

I am a warm an approachable individual and have over 20 years experience working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and private sector across Brighton and Hove as well as Sussex. I use a range of approaches including CBT, EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis.
I offer practical support, strategies and a clear treatment plan to guide our work together. I also draw on training and experience as a Clinical Psychologist in a range of evidence based methods - in my experience therapy is most effective when different approaches are adapted to meet the needs of each person. I will work with you to develop an individualised programme using the treatments that will be helpful to you. This could include working with CBT, EMDR and other approaches. The work I do is also short to medium term and time limited, with a review at four to six sessions. I am also registered as a Clinical Psychologist with most health insurance companies.

Choosing a therapist can be daunting. I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation where you can find out more about how I work - please click here to arrange a time. I can also share what availability I have, the therapeutic approaches I use, including CBT and EMDR, and give you the opportunity to ask any questions if you have any.

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I have collated some feedback from some of the people that I have worked with (the names have been changed). I hope this is helps to give you a sense of how I work.

My daughter was suffering with anxiety and panic attacks and really struggling at the start of secondary school. We were so lucky to find Katrina who used EMDR for really impressive results. It meant my daughter didn't have to relive a panic attack but could focus on a nice memory while the brain worked on easing the panic around the memory. Katrinas professional but friendly approach made the appointments relaxed and a big success. She is now coping so much better with school and life and we are so grateful for finding someone who can help with fixing issues instead of just talking about them - M.

Using EMDR and CBT was really helpful to me. Within a short number of sessions I began to feel much better. I would highly recommend working with Katrina - K.

I remember when I first got in contact with Katrina. I was feeling more alone than I'd ever felt in my life. I then came across Katrina's website and took the step of calling her and making an appointment. I really believe that this was best decision I've ever made. I now feel so much better about myself, more confident and able to think about my future. I'm making positive changes in my life and looking forward to what comes next - A.

Seeing Katrina has honestly changed my life. For years I had suffered with anxiety and low self esteem and had thought for a long time that there was nothing that I could do to change it. It finally became unbearable and I decided to start seeing Katrina not knowing what to expect. I now can't quite believe how my confidence and whole outlook on life has changed from only a short time seeing Katrina. She has given me lots of practical strategies to help me and always made me feel at ease. If I had been told that I would feel like this after only a couple of months I would not have believed you! Katrina is kind, trustworthy and has helped me so much. I feel more confident, happy in my own skin and most importantly ready to now live life to the full. I honestly can't recommend her enough - H.

Since I experienced PTSD I was amazed at at how effective EMDR therapy is. It got to the core of what was going wrong for me, and helped me to overcome what I was finding difficult. I am now calmer, happier and relaxed as a result - T

Going to see Katrina has been so helpful. I feel so much better than I have done in years, and I am no longer having to cope every day with feeling depressed and low. She has been really kind and helpful and very practical in how she works. It is great to feel so much better - L

I have struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety all through my life and tried various treatments and medications over the years. During a particularly bad spell I went to see Katrina, unsure if anything would come of it. Katrina is friendly, understanding and approachable. She put me at ease from the first session and throughout my time with her. I can’t emphasise enough how much my life has changed since I saw her. I feel like a new person and I am ready to tackle what life throws at me. For the first time ever I know that when things get tough I have the ability to cope - C

Katrina is warm and personable, very easy to talk to. She helped me get through a very difficult time in my life. I now go forward with confidence and hope. Katrina helped me to grow into the person I am today and to move forward with life - F

I felt like I finally found someone that could help. All the work has made such a difference. I feel stronger and better each day - R

I really appreciate all the help Katrina gave me. I am so thankful. I have had lots of therapy from different people but Katrina was really kind and helped me to feel safe. I understand trauma much more and have found ways of changing my life for the better - J

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