About me

Everybody struggles from time to time and sometimes it can get in the way of our lives. Have you noticed changes in your life? Are you worrying more than usual and finding it hard to relax? Maybe you are feeling sad, low in mood or get cross and irritable more quickly? Is it hard to put yourself first or just saying no? Do you feel less motivated or less enjoyment in life? Or have you noticed difficulties with sleeping? Perhaps you don’t feel the way you want? Or do you just feel ‘stuck’? These struggles could be getting in your way or affecting relationships with those closest to you. If so, these are things I can help you with.

Things happen in our lives that have a huge impact on how we feel and how we cope. I am a counselling psychologist trained in different approaches which can be used to provide you with a ‘toolbox’ of strategies helping you to feel better in yourself, to make the changes you need and to help you to cope with what life brings.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (2020)
  • Motivational Interviewing (2019)
  • ACT Training (2017)
  • Running Mindfulness Groups (2016)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Complex Presentations (2011)
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Approach to Old Age (2006)
  • Post-Graduate Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology (2003)
  • M.Sc. Counselling Psychology (2001)
  • Introductory Course in Group Work and Organisational Processes (1998)
  • Certificate in the Fundamentals of Counselling and Psychotherapy (1995)
  • BA Hons Applied Social Sciences (1995)

HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist

BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist

PUBLICATIONS

Acceptance and commitment therapy for late-life treatment-resistant generalised anxiety disorder: a feasibility study. Rebecca L. Gould1, Julie LoebachWetherell2,3, Kate Kimona1,Marc A. Serfaty1,4, Rebecca Jones1,Christopher D. Graham5, Vanessa Lawrence6,Gill Livingston1, PhilipWilkinson7, KateWalters8, Marie Le Novere8, Iracema Leroi9, Robert Barber10, Ellen Lee11, Jo Cook12, Viviana M.Wuthrich13,14, Robert J.Howard1, on behalf of the FACTOID group† Age and Ageing 2021; 1–11

The personal experience of carers of stroke survivors: an interpretative phenomenological analysis (revised) DEBBIE HUNT and JONATHAN A. SMITH DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, 2004; VOL. 0, NO. 0,

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.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Sleep problems/insomnia.

Adjusting to or managing physical health conditions.

Adapting to losses and life transitions.

Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I am covered by most major insurance companies including; Aviva, AXA-PPP, Bupa, Cigna, Vitality & WPA.

For fee paying individuals, I charge £90 per session.

For trainee psychologists, I offer reduced rates for therapy and supervision at £70 per session.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings.

Further information

Sometimes we need to reach out for support; it can be the best self-care you can give to yourself. So whether you have been living with these difficulties for a long time or whether they are new to you, please do get in touch to arrange a chat or to make an appointment to think about your needs and to see how you could benefit from us working together.

Lily House, 11 The Shrubberies
George Lane
London
E18 1BD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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.

Debbie Hunt

Debbie Hunt