Dana Cohen Brighton LGBTQ Counselling & Psychotherapy

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LGBTQ Counselling & Psychotherapy in Brighton & Hove

We all have times when we need support to face current difficulties and resolve issues from our past. LGBTQ individuals and couples often need additional support because of the challenges of living in predominantly straight and cis environments. LGBTQ affirmative counselling and psychotherapy can be profoundly transformative, enabling us to develop more creative, meaningful and fulfilling lives.


What I offer

I am a registered LGBTQ counsellor and psychotherapist working in Brighton & Hove, and value the huge diversity of LGBTQ experiences and identities. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to lesbian, gay, bi, trans, non-binary and queer individuals and couples in Brighton, Hove and Lewes. I also offer online sessions.

Over the past eighteen years, I have supported LGBTQ people from diverse backgrounds to tackle a wide range of issues, including:-

  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • bullying
  • coming out
  • depression
  • feelings of being stuck
  • gender issues
  • issues around ageing
  • loneliness
  • low self-esteem
  • physical, emotional and sexual abuse
  • relationship issues
  • redundancy and retirement
  • stress
  • trauma
  • work related issues

    I provide a safe, confidential space in which you can speak freely about problems that are affecting you and explore your fears, hopes and dreams. If you would like to find out more about how I work, please click here.


  • Training and Experience

    I have a Graduate Diploma in Individual Psychotherapy and Relationship Therapy and an MA in Women's Studies. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    I began working as an individual and couples counsellor and psychotherapist eighteen years ago. I have managed LGBT and couples counselling services at Brighton & Hove Relate, and the counselling service at Brighton & Hove Age UK.

    I have worked as a counsellor for a Brighton & Hove LGBT Counselling Project, as the Co-ordinator of Brighton and Hove's LGBT Community Forum, and as a clinical supervisor and counsellor at an employee assistance programme. Before moving to the UK from Australia, I combined private practice as an individual and couples counsellor and psychotherapist with work in women's refuges.


    Free Initial Consultation

    The quality of the therapeutic relationship is one of the most significant factors in the process of growth and healing, so it is important to find an LGBTQ affirmative counsellor or psychotherapist with whom you feel at ease. I offer a free introductory session so that you can see if you feel comfortable talking with me, and ask any questions you might have. I also offer new clients an initial short-term contract with a review session, so that we can assess whether the fit between us feels right.

    My counselling and psychotherapy practice is in a tranquil setting close to Brighton and Sussex Universities (see map), and there is free parking on the road outside. Free initial sessions are usually available within a week, and I offer daytime and early evening appointments.

    If you would like to book a session or find out more, please do get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.


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