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Dr Katrina Lake Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Brighton

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Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Working with adults, young people and couples

Psychology Services working across 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 people experiencing a range of issues, including:

    Feelings of depression, low mood, anger or grief
    Trauma, stress, anxiety or panic, or phobias
    Finding it difficult to manage at school or work
    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 offer a comfortable and informal space 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 anxiety and depression, addictions, relationship difficulties, and anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder and eating disorders. 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 and leader in the NHS and private sector. 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 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 with most health insurance companies.

As an experienced NHS senior leader and clinical psychologist working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex, I also bring together my psychological knowledge with my coaching skills to provide coaching and mentoring to senior managers across Sussex. I also offer clinical supervision as well as consultation to health and social care organisations.

Choosing a therapist can be daunting. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation where you can get a sense of what working with me would be like. I can also share more information about the therapy approaches I use, including CBT and EMDR. Please have a look at my booking page to arrange a time.

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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.

I came along to see Katrina with my daughter. The sessions were really practical and very helpful. Katrina was friendly and open which really helped. I am pleased to say my daughter is feeling much better and is back at school - Michelle.

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 - Katie.

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 - Andy.

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 - Hannah

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 - Tim

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 - Lisa

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 - Cat

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 - Felicity

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 - Rachel

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 - Joanna.

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