Dr Jonathan Hutchins Counsellor , AL1

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I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist & Accredited Counsellor who can provide you with a confidential, warm, empathic and non judgemental space for you to talk about and to help you to overcome your concerns. I tailor my approach to your suit your individual needs.

I have used my extensive Post Graduate training and experience in a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. to help people to overcome their difficulties. Sometimes I have given my clients a range of life skills and techniques that have helped them change their lives for the better.

I have highly specialist skills in treating psychological trauma using both EMDR and CBT which are the most evidence based treatments for all mental health problems.

I have ten years experience to of helping people to overcome the following difficulties: anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, ptsd, anger management, schizophrenia, relationship difficulties, depression, chronic pain, bereavement and many other concerns.

Training and qualifications

My Experience:

I have 10 years experience of working in the in the NHS which has included working in: community mental health teams, primary care psychology services, pain management clinics, child and adolescent mental health settings and on a stroke ward. I current work in a Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service providing CBT and Couples Therapy for a broad range of difficulties.

From this experience and working in private practice I have helped people to overcome a range of difficulties including depression, breavement, anxiety, self harm, panic attacks, chronic pain, schizophrenia, trauma, ptsd, relationship difficulties, bullying, work related issues and low self-esteem.

My Qualifications:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
I have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology (2.1).
MSc In Psychological Research Methods.
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling awarded from the London Metropolitan University (Pass with Merit).
Advanced Diploma in Counselling.
Foundation Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy and Couples Therapy.
EMDR Therapist training with EMDR Works Ltd

Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.)

Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol)

Practitioner Psychologist Registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC reg)

Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP accred.)

EMDR Trauma Therapist

I am a trained Samaritan.

I have recently completed advanced training in Integrative Behavioural Couples Therapy at the Tavistock Institute for Couples Therapy a world leading training provider in couples work.


A free telephone consultation is available to see if I can work well with you and there after I charge a standard fee of £100 per hour and £110 for couples therapy sessions.

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Chequer Street, AL1 3YD
Chequer Street
St Albans