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Patrick M. D. Hunter MBACP (Accred) BUPA Provider

Chichester PO19 & Horsham RH13
01798 865 007 07799 001 523 Registered / Accredited
Chichester PO19 & Horsham RH13

About me

With practices in Petworth, Horsham and Chichester, I am an experienced Person Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist, a BUPA Provider, and Accredited with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with adult and young people, individuals, couples and groups on a short medium or long term basis. Within my practice I also offer Counselling & Clinical Supervision and Experiential Group Work. As well as private referrals I receive referrals from organisations offering Employee Assistance to businesses & corporations. I also work at Chichester University as an Associate Lecturer.

Other experience has included working as Counsellor/Psychotherapist within a PCT GP Practice and an NHS Trust Mental Health Day Centre; as a Group Facilitator for a Families Project in Brighton and for a NHS Mental Health Day Centre in Hove; as a tutor at City College Brighton & Hove.

As a Counsellor/Psychotherapist my aim is to offer you a space and a relationship of trust and safety to enable you to begin to explore feelings, attitudes, beliefs, values, pain, difficulties and to meet and explore confusion, fear, new found awareness and or life changes that may come about.

I hold a belief in the Person Centred approach and that offering the core conditions of Unconditional Positive Regard, Empathy and Congruence enriches and supports a therapeutic journey toward deeper levels of self awareness, self acceptance and clarity, enabling a life led more closely to own values and beliefs. As well as the Person Centred approach, my work is influenced by, and I may use techniques from, CBT, Gestalt and T.A., as well as more creative/expressive approaches including art and movement.

Training, qualifications & experience

2015     Certificate in Group Work

           Gestalt Centre, London.

2012     Certificate Couples Counselling

           Wealden Institute, Crowborough, with Stephen Richards

2010     TA 101

           Wealden Institute, Crowborough, with Joanna Beazley-Richards

2009     Introduction to Dramatherapy

           LC&CTA, Lewisham, with Maya Gagni & Shirani Situnayake

2008     Certificate in Person Centred Supervision

            Psychology Matters, with Dagmar Edwards & Mike Worral

2007    City & Guilds 7407 Part 1 & 2 Teaching Qualification

            City College Brighton & Hove

2007      Certificate in Group-Work Skills

             Wealden Institute, Crowborough, with Stephen Richards

2005       BACP Accreditation

2002       HND Counselling, Person Centred. (BACP Accredited)

              Lewes Tertiary (now Sussex Downs College) - Sue Creenan & Chris Jones

2000       Level II Certificate Counselling

              Lewes Tertiary with Sue Anacreon and Carmel Kelly

Over the years of my professional practice I have attended many workshops facilitated by many of the leading names in the Person Centred Approach worldwide.

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 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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

My Fees

Individuals          £ 50.00 per hour     (negotiable*)    

Counselling
Students             £ 35.00 per hour     (negotiable*)

Couples              £ 75.00 per hour        

Groups               £ p.o.a.


I review my fees annually in April and give advance notice of any fee increases to existing clients.

I am happy to offer a low cost 20 minute meeting for those wishing to meet prior to starting work together.

(* If you would like to engage in Counselling and cannot afford this fee, please feel welcome to make contact and negotiate a fee - I am completely open to this).

I offer concessions, and my fees to all clients are negotiable.

(* contract for minimum of 6 sessions required)

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Chichester
West Sussex
PO19

Horsham
East Sussex
RH13

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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 Unspecified

Availability

Monday - Horsham . Tuesday & Friday - Chichester . My practice times: 1.00pm - 6.00pm* (*latest start time) . I can offer morning appointments if required .

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

I am a qualified and experienced Person Centred Supervisor and I offer Counselling and Clinical Supervision to individuals and groups, both private and corporate.

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