Kate Hammer Existential Analyst London E8Kate Hammer:

Existential Analyst (MBACP, GMBPsS, PCC)

My name is Kate Hammer, I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor qualified in Existential Analysis & Logotherapy, seeing clients in-person at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8, and online.


I work with people seeking:
– Ease and an inner ground in the face of anxiety

– New ways of living in the wake of burnout

– Space and time to grieve

– Help to move forward after loss or failure

– Self-esteem and self-respect where self-worth is fragile

– Connection and belonging when situations isolate you

– Meaning when work or community feels barren

– Help getting unstuck

Dialogue, exploring feelings, metaphor, problem-solving, re-framing, somatic inquiry, and stillness all play important roles in my therapeutic work.

More info is on my website and my LinkedIn profile.


How I work:
– I ask questions in therapy, and I also hold the space for you to speak without being side-tracked by interruptions or inhibited by another’s judgements.

– When we work together, we’ll first establish trust and create ease so that you feel able to bring your full self to our encounters.

– Over time, clients may find our way of inquiring together becomes a model for their own inner dialogue.

– In-person and online therapy sessions are weekly, and last for 50 mins.

– We begin with an initial 15-min phone call to see how it is to be in one another’s company and to start exploring how it might be to work together in service of your life.


My rates:
– £80 for a weekly 50-min session in person.

– £75 for a weekly 50-min session online.

– The four Reduced Rate places I offer are fully booked currently. Please contact me to join the waitlist.


About me:
– I moved from the USA to London three decades ago and am now a foreigner everywhere.

– Currently, I am seeing clients face-to-face and online (via Zoom).

– I abide by the ethical codes of the BACP, BPS and International Coaching Federation (ICF). I am supervised and insured to work in-person and online. (For coaching, I’m insured worldwide).

– Alongside work in private practice at HQ Therapy Rooms, I am a volunteer therapist with Psychosis Therapy Project, a volunteer coaching psychologist with Richmond Mind and I am building a private practice in South Islington. I also offer coaching supervision to accredited coaches online.

– I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an accredited member of the International Coaching Federation at professional certified coach level. With over 1000 client hours since I trained as a coach a decade ago, I provide supervision to other professional coaches and am steadfastly building my portfolio as a coaching psychologist. I am also a member of the Race Reflections community.

– My work has been featured in Psychologies Magazine, BACP’s Coaching Today. I’ve also written about flow for Management Today and International Coaching News. I hope to publish my Psychology Master’s research, which is about daily Stoic death contemplation.


My qualifications:
– All my academic qualifications are Masters’ Level 7 (or European equivalent).

Counselling Diploma in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis from Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse (GLE-International, Vienna)

– MSc Psychology Distinction from University of Derby

– MSc Psychology Postgraduate Certificate from University of Roehampton

– Postgraduate Certificate in Business and Personal Coaching from University of Chester in partnership with Barefoot Coaching, an ACTP training programme.

– I also hold various professional certificates related to coaching and therapy.


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

Kate Hammer – Working Hours

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Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun 09:00 – 21:00 (Sun)

Contact Details

Kate Hammer, Existential Analyst, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 7568 478105
Website: Katehammer.co.uk

Clients Kate Hammer Works With

Client Issues Kate Deals With

Therapy Modalities Kate uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

– BACP member, BPS member, International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach

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.