Shawn Katz, Chartered Counselling Psychologist

HCPC Registered Psychologist

UKCP Registered Psychotherapist

Accredited EMDR Consultant


Tel: 01273 875961

Mobile: 07766 707531



Location: 37A Lansdowne Place, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1HF



Shawn holds an M.A. in East-West Psychology, an M.A. in Counselling Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology. He is a Registered Psychologist with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council), a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Registered Psychotherapist with UK Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP), Registered Euro Psychologist with European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA),  Accredited EMDR Consultant with EMDR UK & Ireland Association and EMDR Europe, and a professional member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society  (UKPTS), European Traumatic Stress Society (ESTSS) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). 


Shawn worked for Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust (formerly South Downs Health NHS Trust) for 9 years, first in the Substance Misuse Service and then as a highly specialist Psychologist in the Trauma Service. He has worked in private practice with adults and couples since 1997, and has been practicing EMDR since 2000, and as an EMDR Consultant since 2006. 


Ways of Working

EMDR is a complex psychotherapy approach that integrates elements of many psychological orientations, including CBT and psychodynamic theory, and combines these in a structured protocol to maximize treatment effects. It uses imagery, cognitions, affect, somatic sensation, positive affirmation, and related memories combined with bilateral stimulation (usually eye movements). The “processing” sessions are integrated into the overall treatment of this very comprehensive therapeutic approach.


While I specialize in the treatment of complex trauma, EMDR is successfully used to address and treat many adverse life experiences. 


I work one to one with adults and in an integrative orientation informed by EMDR theory.


Initial Consultation

This is usually a 60-minute session where an assessment is done which includes taking your history and a discussion together to determine desired outcomes for therapy.


Sessions and Fees

Generally sessions are 50-minutes in length, with some of the processing sessions requiring 75 to 90-minutes. 


My fee is based on a sliding scale from £100 to £125 per 50-minute session, with longer sessions charged pro rata.


For more information or to arrange an initial appointment

Please call Shawn on 01273-875961 or 07766 707531. 

Alternatively you may e-mail me at

Additional information may be found on my website at 


EMDR Practitioners

Shawn Katz - Fiveways

Other Available Therapies
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Group Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

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