Patrick M. D. Hunter

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Horsham RH12 & Chichester PO19
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About me

With practices in 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 a Senior 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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

My Fees

Individuals          £ 50.00 per hour     (negotiable*)    

Students             £ 35.00 per hour     (negotiable*)

Couples              £ 80.00 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)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday and Tuesday - Chichester . Friday - Horsham .

My Practice times are 11.00am til 4.00pm* (*latest start time)

Horsham Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1SL

Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

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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