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Sama Hunt

Sama Hunt

Art Psychotherapist

HCPC, BAAT & UKCP Registered 

Early Years Development | Loss & Bereavement | Divorce & Separation | Neurodiversity | Sexuality & Gender

For the last 18 years I have worked in adult mental health within the NHS, both in inpatient and community settings. My practice is underpinned by a variety of theoretic and philosophical influences. These include but are not limited to, psychodynamic, transpersonal, existential, Buddhist, and object relations.

My therapy practice is trauma-informed and I access the unconscious using images to explore strengths and challenges beyond the reach of words. I also believe that creative process help us to heal and have seen people discover themselves again and again through this type of therapeutic engagement.

In addition to my adult work, for the past 8 years I have worked with young people and their families within school settings. I have also been and continue to support a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service through on-line and in person Reflective Practice sessions.

I am passionate about working with families and recognise that our current socio- political climate impacts negatively on the already challenging and complex lives of parents, children, young people, and family life as a whole. I see that engaging in therapeutic support can help families recalibrate into healthier ways of being and relating.

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The Counselling provision at our school is now excellent. This is due to Chloe’s understanding of the needs of pupils, parents and the school as an organization. I would whole-heartedly recommend ‘Child in Time’ to head-teachers considering their own counselling provision.

Head-teacher of Woolmore School, Tower Hamlets

Parent Consultation: They have become much better at expressing their feelings and opening up to me and their siblings.

Parent, 2023

School Counselling: My son has completely turned around and is simply wonderful at the moment. He is back to his normal self at home, being very happy, caring and kind. He is especial kind and caring with his sister and just the best brother ever now. As a family, we are happy and content.

Parent, 2023

It is quality time well spent not letting pupils leave with negative patterns that make them vulnerable beyond school. One of the best decisions I have made.

Head-teacher of St Saviour’s School, Tower Hamlets

You have helped me build a barrier of protection against pain and I can’t thank you enough for that…I have never felt so emotionally strong.

Student, aged 15

Child in Time is a tremendous resource for head-teachers. It’s a consultancy that offers a short-cut to setting up a counselling service in your school with highly trained, qualified practitioners. Child in Time brings peace of mind to staff, knowing that the most vulnerable students are in safe hands.

Tereza Nogueira, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Senior supervisor UKCP

This intervention has had an enormous, positive impact for us all and we sincerely hope that other families benefit from the same programme…his positive behaviour is having a really good impact on all elements of his school life.

Parent of child, age 8

I am glad I am coming to see you every Thursday because I used to hold all these things in my head and that was hard.

Girl, age 10

We are very happy with the counselling service we are receiving and in particular ‘our therapist’s’ flexible and accommodating nature. Parents are very pleased, both the target children’s parents and the consultation one’s too.

SENCO, Rhodes Avenue School, Haringey

She is an outstanding therapist who has made a real difference to the lives of pupils in our school. ‘Our therapist’ possesses excellent skills in connecting with others, creating a safe space for staff, parents and pupils to discuss a range of issues. Her expertise, compassion, and dedication are truly commendable and we have really benefited from her thorough understanding of child development and psychology.

Deputy Head, Highgate Pre-Prep

I want to say thank you. I found these sessions very very helpful. I could talk about anything with you. I remember our first one, when I was so worried that everything was my fault. I can now see things more clearly.

student, age 11