Rita Harvey MBACP(accred) 

Counselling and Psychotherapy

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About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor, holding a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (TA) and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, obtained at Peter Symonds' College in Winchester.

I have a post-graduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Studies, awarded by the Metanoia Institute in London. I am also a Contractual Trainee Transactional Analyst with Psychotherapy speciality.

I have extensive experience of working with clients individually, groups and couples.

I come from a scientific background and I practiced as Pharmacist until 2002. I hold a BSc (Hons) degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology.

I am bilingual and can work either in English or in Italian.

Our Story

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

Ongoing Development

I have a passion for my work and I am very active in my learning and involvement in the therapeutic community.

Since the end of my formal training I have deepened my knowledge of Relational Transactional Analysis, working especially with anxiety and depression, and teaching Mindfulness.

The more I study and practice, the more I am convinced that to really help people, any knowledge has to be accompanied by compassion and real commitment from the therapist to find ways to reach their clients where they are at, and from there move forward together.

My next challenge will be to train in Animal Assisted Therapy, hopefully in the near future, as I enjoy a strong connection with animals and would love to work with them as co-therapists.


I have been in practice for more than 10 years, working with clients from all backgrounds, individually and in groups. I also work with couples to resolve relationships problems. 

I have come across a variety of issues, including self-esteem, addictions, sexual abuse, relationship problems, inappropriate anger, academic or work difficulties, bereavement and loss. 

Since 2012 I have been teaching Mindfulness skills for wellbeing.

I have started offering clinical supervision to trainees in 2017 and I was awarded a Diploma in Supervision at The Link Centre in July 2018.


I enjoyed studying various topics of psychology, psychotherapy and counselling:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Substance abuse - causes and treatments
  • Relational psychotherapy and practice
  • Working with groups
  • CBT and related cognitive-behavioural approaches
  • Development of the self and cultural identity
  • Psychodynamic theory and application
  • Assessment and DSM
  • Bereavement, loss and depression
  • Mindfulness training and teaching
  • Risk assessment in clinical settings

My involvement within the Transactional Analysis community

have been active in the professional community since my early days in training and I very much enjoy meeting colleagues, promote our work and collaborate in projects of all kinds. I have been involved with the organisation UKATA (UK Association for Transactional Analysis) in committee and Council work until recently. I was awarded the UKATA Medal in April 2016 for my contributions to the professional community.

Professional Memberships and Ethics

Professional Memberships and Ethics

I abide by the BACP and EATA codes of ethics and I attend regular supervision to ensure I work efficiently and respectfully with my clients.

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