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.
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 member of the Attachment journal group, former chair of the clinical forum at the Bowlby Centre and PhD candigate at Middlesex University psychoanalysis department in the history of the therapeutic community movement and the treatment of trauma. Kate is in private practice in Bournemouth.