Kate Brown (MSc UKCP)  :  Psychotherapist and Supervisor

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About psychotherapy

Psychotherapy should be a safe, confidential and regular space in which to talk about feelings, experiences and difficulties, with a therapist you have developed a trusting therapeutic relationship with over time. Understanding how past experiences and relationships can impact on current difficulties can help a person better cope in the future.

What to expect

We will talk about the following issues in your first session.

I take two weeks holiday at Christmas/New Year, two weeks at Easter and normally three weeks in August plus half terms during school term times. Sometimes I need to be away for a conference. My practice is to give people as much notice of holidays as possible.

I charge for missed sessions. If you know in advance that you have to miss a session, I will do my best to find an alternative time during the same week.

I occasionally offer phone sessions when someone is not able to attend a usual face to face appointment, and can offer online video sessions using secure high-privacy end-to-end encrypted technology.

Please note: My practice is not suited for dealing with emergencies, If you require urgent support please contact your GP, 111 or go to Accident and Emergency for further advice.

My Therapeutic Contract and GDOR statement can be provided on request.

Things psychotherapy may help with

Therapy can help with a number of issues, such as trauma, loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties, body image issues and eating distress, addiction and many other issues. I use Attachment Theory and relational psychoanalysis to inform most aspects of practice in therapy.


I am currently taking on Supervisees for supervision of individual adult psychotherapy. I have over 18 years experience working in Mental Health and have been registered with the UKCP since 2011.

Training and Organisational Consultation

I am able to provide training and consultation to organisations wanting to understand more about how Attachment Theory could improve their working.


The location of my practice is in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth, near to Pokesdown railway station and Kings Park. The location is very good for public transport links/buses along Christchurch Road and trains to and from Pokesdown. There is parking available in the nearby residential streets and amenities.

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A nice, quiet, light and comfortable place to talk. I am currently available in the evenings and daytime.

My Biography

Kate Brown is a Bowlby Centre trained UKCP registered Attachment based psychoanalytic psychotherapist who started her career in therapeutic communities working with adults with a variety of mental health difficulties, and with adolescents individually and in groups. She has worked with young mothers and in mainstream community psychiatric services with patients' families. She has also provided time limited therapy with former servicemen who had experienced complex trauma. She teaches at the Bowlby Centre and has also delivered freelance training. Kate completed an MSc in psychotherapeutic approaches in mental health in 2012. Kate is a former member of the Attachment journal group, former chair of the clinical forum at the Bowlby Centre and PhD candidate at Middlesex University's Centre for Psychoanalysis. Kate is also on the executive committee of the International Attachment Network (UK). Kate is in private practice in Bournemouth. I have previous experience teaching at Middlesex Universities psychology department on MBT for BPD in the NHS for health psychology students, and on Psychosis from an Attachment Perspective – for West London Mental Health trust.

Contact Details

Please send a quick email or leave a short voicemail, but do not include any sensitive personal details. k b (at) talk therapy (one word) dot net

telephone (UK mobile) 07398900506

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