About

Kate Hoyland

I am a counselling psychologist recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS). 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. 

 

While the core of my work is within the person-centred approach, which affirms the unique ways all of us survive and find meaning, I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and am undertaking training in Focussing. I bring all these perspectives to my work, and in my responses to you. My aim is to offer you radical acceptance of where you are now, and a safe and healing environment in which you can grow.  

 

I work with adults of all ages, and I welcome clients of all backgrounds, sexualities, relationship styles and gender identifications. I do not undertake conversion therapy. My pronouns are she/her.

You can find my listings on the following sites: BACP

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Experience

My Background

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 wanted to work with people in a more personal way. I therefore re-trained as a psychologist. 

 

As well as my private practice work, I have worked as a bereavement therapist at Southwark Carers in South London. I have also worked in the NHS/IAPT and a variety of other settings.

 

I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and have gained the society’s Qualification in Counselling Psychology, a doctoral-level qualification which leads to chartered psychologist status. 

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

Qualifications

2021

BPS Qualification in Counselling Psychology

2019

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

2018

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

2006

PG Dip Counselling (Metanoia Institute)

1991

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

1989

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

2013

PG Dip Psychology (Open University). Pass with Distinction