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Catharine Hunt MA, MSc, MBPsS, Reg. MBACP

Richmond, TW9

About me

When life events feel overwhelming, thinking about your challenges with an experienced practitioner can provide a safe and nurturing environment within which to consider the best path forward and achieve greater feelings of wellbeing and clarity. I offer a confidential counselling and psychotherapy service based in West and Central London and I aim to work collaboratively with my clients to develop a treatment plan which is tailored to best suit their needs.

I prioritise the therapeutic relationship and approach each individual in a respectful manner. I have experience of working in long-term and short-term frameworks with clients of varying ages and genders. I am an integrative practitioner, trained to work in a variety of modalities including: humanistic and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT); Psychodynamic approaches; and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); as well as Mindfulness and compassion-based work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Master of Science with Distinction in Psychology from the University of Westminster and am in the final year of my Doctoral studies as a Counselling Psychologist in Training at City, University of London. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the BPS Division of Counselling Psychology (DCoP). I am also a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

I have worked in a variety of NHS and charity settings, including within Clinical Health Psychology at The Whittington Hospital - an NHS District General and Teaching Hospital affiliated to University College London (UCL) - where I also lectured to the fourth year medical students. I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for the mental health charity Mind, The Duchess of Cambridge’s schools charity, Place2Be, and within a counselling service supporting carers.

I originally graduated from the University of Bristol with a BA (Hons) degree and a Master of Arts in English Literature. I then trained as an Editor and Journalist and worked for the BBC before retraining in psychology.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

My field of research and additional training relates to experiences of pregnancy loss, birth anxiety, birth trauma and experiences of stillbirth as well as postnatal depression.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I am available to work with clients on weekdays and I also offer some evening sessions.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Catharine Hunt MA, MSc, MBPsS, Reg. MBACP

Catharine Hunt MA, MSc, MBPsS, Reg. MBACP