Catharine Hunt MA, MSc, MBPsS, Reg. MBACP
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.