Dana CohenBrighton LGBTQ Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Brighton LGBTQ Counselling and 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. 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 affirmative counsellor and psychotherapist, with eighteen years experience. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to LGBTQ adults in Brighton & Hove and online, and value the huge variety of LGBTQ experiences and identities.

I provide a warm welcome to LGBTQ individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. Drawing on my training as an integrative therapist, I adapt my way of working to suit your needs.

I support lesbian, gay, bi, trans, non-binary and queer clients to tackle a wide range of concerns, including:-

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

    It can make a profound difference to find an LGBTQ-identified and affirmative therapist who accepts you as you are, with empathy and understanding. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can speak freely about issues that are affecting you and explore your fears, hopes and dreams.

    You may find that a few sessions are all you need to move forward, or you may want to explore issues in more depth. If you would like to find out more about how I work with individual clients, please click here. More information about how I work with couples can be found here.

  • Training and Experience

    I have a Graduate Diploma in Individual and Relationship Therapy and an MA in Women's Studies. I am a registered member of BACP, and adhere to their Ethical Framework.

    I began working as an LGBTQ affirmative counsellor and psychotherapist eighteen years ago, alongside work in women's refuges. After moving to the UK from Australia, I worked as a counsellor for Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard's Counselling Project.

    For many years, I combined private practice as a counsellor and psychotherapist with work in LGBT services. I have managed Brighton & Hove's LGBT Community Forum, an LGBT community research project, and an LGBT counselling service at Brighton & Hove Relate.

    I have had specific training in LGBTQ affirmative counselling, and work with a broad spectrum of LGBTQ lifestyles.


    My practice is in a peaceful setting near Brighton and Sussex Universities, with free parking and easily accessible by bus or train (see map).

    Your first session is free. I offer weekday and early evening appointments, and sessions are usually available within a week.

    Free Introductory Session

    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. 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.

    If you would like to book a session or find out more, please do email me or give me a call 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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