Catherine Lemaitre psychotherapistCatherine Lemaitre

Existential Counsellor & Psychotherapist (MBACP, UKCP)

Hello, my name is Catherine Lemaitre and I am a registered BACP and UKCP Existential Counsellor and Psychotherapist based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney E8, as well as offering therapy online.

I see each person’s own experience as unique and strive to help clients unlock the skills and resources they have within themselves to face the inevitable difficulties of life.

As an existential psychotherapist, I have a deep interest in how we create meaning in our lives and understand that this is often unclear.

I approach my clients with care, openness and empathy in order to support their specific needs and to help explore these in an increasingly unsettling world.

When appropriate, I integrate other approaches in the therapeutic process, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and integrative somatic trauma therapy.

I have worked with clients experiencing many different issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, chronic pain, illness, relationship issues or a general sense of being stuck in life.

I offer therapy sessions in both English and French.


Training and Experience:
I gained a PGDip in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling, (NSPC).

I have completed a doctorate training at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC), affiliated with Middlesex University. My doctoral research is on the experience of relational depth in group therapy.

I also have a master’s degree in economics and previously my career was in the industry. I worked for ten years as the CEO of an asset management company. This taught me how to coach teams and support employees at different stages of their careers.


Fees and Availability:
I am currently seeing clients face-to-face and online.

My fee is £75 for a 50-minute session.


***If you require more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Catherine Lemaitre – Working Hours

Tuesday – 11:00-21:00 (partly online and partly in person)

Wednesday- 11:00-21:00 (partly online and partly in person)

Thursday – 11:00-21:00 (partly online and partly in person)

Contact Details

Catherine Lemaitre, existential counsellor and psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Telephone: 07976 109296
Email: [email protected]

Offers client Sessions In Languages Other Than English

French and Hebrew

Clients Catherine Lemaitre Works With

Client Issues Catherine Deals With

Therapy Modalities Catherine uses With Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.