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About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who offers online sessions to help to change your life. I provide a confidential and empathic space to help people to address and overcome their concerns. I have extensive training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am a Consultant on Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Using these two approaches I have helped many people to overcome past traumatic difficulties and to change their lives for the better.


I can offer you either short or long term work in a comfortable confidential setting in St Albans.

You are welcome to call me on 01394825816 or to email me: jonathan@hutchinspsychology.co.uk for an initial consultation and to possibly arrange an appointment.

Here are a few things that people have said about my service:

"Thank you for suggesting that I do something to maintain the bond with my grandfather who passed away it really helped me feel better."

"Just being able to talk about anything without feeling judged has really helped me."

"The leaflets you gave me on anxiety and panic attacks really helped me to understand what was going on and helped me beat them".

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience:

I have 15 years experience of working in the in the NHS which has included working in: community mental health teams, primary care psychology services, pain management clinics, child and adolescent mental health settings and on a stroke ward.

From this experience and working in private practice I have helped people to overcome a range of difficulties including depression, breavement, anxiety, self harm, panic attacks, chronic pain, schizophrenia, trauma, ptsd, relationship difficulties, bullying, work related issues and low self-esteem.

My Qualifications:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
I have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology (2.1).
MSc In Psychological Research Methods.
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling awarded from the London Metropolitan University (Pass with Merit).
Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
Foundation Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy and Couples Therapy.
EMDR Therapist training with EMDR Works Ltd

Diploma in Integrative Couples Therapy for Depression from the Tavistock Centre for Relationships.

Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.)

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol)

Practitioner Psychologist Registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC reg)

Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP accred.)

EMDR Consultant, Supervisor and Practictioner.


My Training:


As part of the above qualifications I have had training in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and I count myself as an Integrative Practitioner. This means that I can offer you an approach that will be tailored to your needs. The approaches that I have been trained in include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Personal Construct Therapy, Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic therapy, Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy and Systemic family therapy. I use these approaches both on an individual basis but also with couples to facilitate change.

I am a Clinical Psychologist and a scientist practitioner, which means that I will only offer you techniques and approaches to help you change that have been proven to work based on research evidence.

I have a commitment to continuing my professional development to provide the best service possible for my clients. I also operate a fully insured practice and I am registered with the information commissioners office.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£150.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a specialist couples counselling service.


I am also registered with the following private healthcare providers:

BUPA
AXA PPP
WPA
Pruhealth
Aviva
Cigna Healthcare
Simplyhealthcare
Healix

If you require any more information please contact me.

When I work

Weekdays as well as weekday evenings.

Further information

My Professional Memberships:

I am a member of:

  • The Health Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • The British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • The Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP) in the BPS.
  • Psychology Special Interest Group for the Elderly (PSIGE).
  • Complex Mental Health facutly in the DCP.
  • The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).
  • The British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP).
  • The Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group in the BABCP.
  • The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Special Interest Group in the BABCP.
  • The Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).
  • EMDR Society of Europe

Hutchins Psychology Services, Office S6, 16-18 Chequers Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3YD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person

I am a Clinical Psychologist, Couples Counsellor, BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and MBACP Counsellor.

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