About Me

"I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body" Barbara Hepworth.
Kate Hardwicke
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Psychodynamic Supervisor

About Kate


I am a well established psychoanalytic psychotherapist. My background and influence has come from working in a therapeutic/Crisis Centre; a residential community setting, where I worked as a Team Leader providing psychotherapy to residents struggling with enduring and complex mental health issues.   I have worked as a Clinical Coordinator for one of the Arbours’ therapeutic communities. I have supervised trainee psychotherapists in a number of charity organisations including the Highgate Counselling Centre, the Camden, City and Islington Westminster Bereavement Service and a charity for vulnerable young adults and children in South London. I trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Arbours' Association in North London. I was part of the Arbours’ training committee.  I am a registered training psychotherapist for student psychoanalytic psychotherapy trainees. I qualified in Psychodynamic Supervision with the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in South London. I provide supervision for trainees from many organisations.  I have taught psychodynamic theory and counselling skills on the Highgate Psychodynamic Counselling Programme.   I have a private practice in Hackney, London.


I am a member of the United Kingdom of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (UKCP) and follow their code of ethics and I am subject to their complaints procedure.  In line with UKCP membership I am also committed to my Continuing Professional Development and undertake regular supervision of my work.

I am a member of the British Association of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Supervisors (BAPPS)

I am registered with the Arbours Association of Psychotherapists (AAP)


Click on the organisation logos below to see details of my professional registration and training.





My standard fees are £65 upwards for a weekly 50 minute session when meeting at my consulting rooms in Hackney and/or on zoom.

I offer a limited number of sessions at a reduced fee by negotiation for those on low income and to students.