Dr Jonathan Hutchins CBT and EMDR Accredited

Dr Jonathan Hutchins CBT and EMDR Accredited

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Hutchins Psychology Services
Office S6
16-18 Chequers Street
St Albans

07725 363481 / 07725 363481

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Hutchins Psychology Services
Office S6
16-18 Chequers Street
St Albans

07725 363481 / 07725 363481

About me

I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist & Accredited Counsellor who can provide you with a confidential, warm, empathic and non judgemental space for you to talk about and to help you to overcome your concerns. I tailor my approach to your suit your individual needs.

I have used my extensive Post Graduate training and experience in a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. to help people to overcome their difficulties. Sometimes I have given my clients a range of life skills and techniques that have helped them change their lives for the better.

I have highly specialist skills in treating psychological trauma using both EMDR and CBT which are the most evidence based treatments for all mental health problems.

I have ten years experience to of helping people to overcome the following difficulties: anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, ptsd, anger management, schizophrenia, relationship difficulties, depression, chronic pain, bereavement and many other concerns.

I am also an experienced couples therapist and worked with couples to improve their relationships.

How can he help me? What can I expect?

I work based on the needs of the person and I will often start counselling & CBT by providing a safe, contained place for you to talk about your concerns without being judged. Then, depending on what your concerns are, I may suggest a few strategies to help and to set goals with you on what you would like to change in your life. I use a range of approaches that I will tailor to your needs and goals.

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

You are welcome to call me on 07725 363481 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. I current work in a Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service providing CBT and Couples Therapy for a broad range of difficulties.

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

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 Trauma Therapist

I am a trained Samaritan.

I have recently completed advanced training in Integrative Behavioural Couples Therapy at the Tavistock Institute for Couples Therapy a world leading training provider in couples work.

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


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I provide specialist counselling services to carers of people with dementia or brain injuries. Furthermore, I can offer medico legal reports in the field of PTSD, chronic pain and for benefits tribunals. In addition, I can offer specialist psychological and neuropsychological assessments for people with head injuries. Please contact me for details.


Fees are available on request but are reflective of Doctoral level training, skills and experience in providing psychological therapy. I offer both short term (up to 12 weekly sessions) and long term work (more than 12 sessions)

I offer a specialist couples counselling service.

I am also registered with the following private healthcare providers:

Cigna Healthcare

If you require any more information please contact me.

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

Maps & Directions

St Albans, AL1 3YD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available now in the evenings, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the day time

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

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

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