Dana CohenLGBTQ Counselling & Therapy in Brighton and Online

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Brighton LGBTQ Online Counselling & Psychotherapy

“Thank you so much for enabling me to rediscover the joy and optimism in my life.”

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We all have times when we need support to face current difficulties and resolve issues from our past. The process of counselling and psychotherapy can be deeply transformative, enabling us to develop more creative, meaningful and fulfilling lives.

What I Offer

I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist, with nineteen years experience in LGBTQ counselling, advocacy and support services. I offer online counselling and psychotherapy to LGBTQ adults in Brighton & Hove, and throughout the UK.

I counsel people from diverse backgrounds, and work with a broad spectrum of LGBTQ identities and ways of being. I provide a safe, confidential space where you can speak freely about problems that are affecting you and explore your fears, hopes and dreams.

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LGBTQ Affirmative Counselling

Those of us who are lesbian, gay, bi, non-binary, trans or queer often need more support to thrive in predominantly straight and cis environments. Experiences of marginalisation and discrimination can have a profound and enduring impact on how we feel about ourselves, our lives and our relationships.

It can make a huge difference to find an LGBTQ-identified and affirmative therapist who accepts you as you are, with warmth and understanding. I have experience supporting LGBTQ individuals and couples to address a wide range of issues, including:-

  • anxiety
  • loneliness
  • low self-esteem
  • gender and sexual orientation
  • coming out
  • grief and loss
  • healing from trauma and abuse
  • relationship issues
  • stress
  • work-related issues
  • finding deeper meaning and purpose

    Because we are all so different, I adapt my way of working to suit each person I counsel.

  • Counselling or Psychotherapy?

    There is no clear-cut distinction between counselling and psychotherapy, but it can be helpful to think of them on a continuum. Counselling tends to be shorter-term and more solution-focussed, while psychotherapy tends to be longer-term and more exploratory.

    Training & Experience

    I trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Integrative therapy is a flexible and inclusive way of working, which combines different therapeutic approaches to fit the specific needs of individual clients. I have a Graduate Diploma in Individual Psychotherapy and Relationship Therapy and an MA in Women's Studies.

    I began working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in Australia. After moving to the UK, I combined private practice with work in LGBTQ services. I have managed Brighton & Hove's LGBT Community Forum, and the LGBT counselling service at Brighton & Hove Relate. I have also worked as a counsellor for Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard's Counselling Project.

    I have worked online for many years. People often feel more relaxed and open when they are in their own space, and I have found that online therapy relationships can have a unique depth and ease.


    I offer weekday appointments, and charge £60 for individuals and £70 for couples. Introductory sessions are often available within a week.

    Session Booking

    The quality of the therapeutic relationship has been shown to be one of the most significant factors in the process of growth and healing, so it is important to find a counsellor or psychotherapist with whom you feel at ease. If you would like to have a chat before booking a session, please do get in touch, so you can see if you feel comfortable talking with me and ask any questions you might have. You can contact me now via email, or by calling or texting me on 07811935806. I look forward to hearing from you.

    "I would like to thank you for what you have done for me, and for your kindness and support. I feel so much more in control of my life and my own happiness."

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