Kate Hoyland

I am a UKCP qualified and BACP registered psychotherapist. Much of my experience concerns clients who have experienced trauma, bereavement and other losses, and I understand how grief and trauma can be held in the body. Being disconnected from your own needs in this way can lead to many difficulties: feelings of dread, anger, shame or estrangement from yourself, your body and the world. 


As well as my private practice work, I am a founding member of Grief Matters Southwark, a charity focused on clients who have suffered difficult and traumatic bereavement.

Previously, I worked as a bereavement therapist at Southwark Carers in South London. I have also worked with people facing mental distress in the NHS/IAPT.

I have always had a fascination for people and their stories, and in a previous life I worked as a BBC journalist covering international news. I have seen how social and political circumstances can contribute to distress, and understand the particular difficulties which journalists can face. 


You can find my listings on the following sites: BACP

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My Qualifications

I gained my Master’s Degree in Person Centred Psychotherapy and Applications at the Metanoia Institute, London, and am a fully registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I abide by their Code of Ethical Practice. I am fully insured. 

I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and undertaking the society’s Qualification in Counselling Psychology, which leads to chartered psychologist status. 



MSc, Person Centred Counselling and Applications (Metanoia Institute, University of Middlesex)


PG Cert in Evidence-based Psychological Treatments (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) (Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading)


Msc, Politics of Asia and Africa (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)


BA, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, (New College, University of Oxford)


PG Dip Psychology (Open University)


PG Dip Counselling (Metanoia Institute)