Vivienne Harte Psychotherapist

Vivienne Harte MA, PGDip, PGCert, UKCP Registered

I am a UKCP Accredited/Registered individual and group psychotherapist and a full member of the Institute of Group Analysis where I have been a teacher, tutor, supervisor and convenor.

I have over 27 years clinical experience working both in private practice and NHS Mental Health Services. My main training and qualifications are in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Group Analysis, Couple Therapy, Trauma-focused CBT, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

We Provide

We provide safe, carefully managed settings for sharing insights, growing self-knowledge, and exploring new directions. We offer evidence-based individual and group-based therapies working both face-to-face and online.

We have worked hard to adapt our techniques and approaches to Zoom audiences, allowing us to continue to reach clients in these difficult times and to extend our service to people who live further away. Working on-line means individuals can access our service anywhere in the UK or when they may be working/living abroad.

Our relationships define the way we think about ourselves. But we live in a fractured, sometimes lonely world where it is often hard to connect with people, especially hard during the Covid pandemic. Our self-esteem and confidence, our ability to lead constructive, creative lives can feel very fragile. Whatever your reason for seeking Counselling or Psychotherapy, talking in a professional and confidential setting can help you uncover what lies behind your difficult feelings or recurring patterns of behaviour and explore what it means to change and how to achieve this. You can contact me via telephone or email and we can have an initial conversation to see if you would like to arrange a consultation to meet with me to discuss what is concerning you.

I usually meet individuals for two assessment sessions with at least a week  in-between before we decide together whether group or individual therapy may be helpful option for them and if we can work together. Sessions last for 50 minutes.

Some of the issues that people come to me with include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, childhood trauma, PTSD, personality difficulties. Some come for therapy because they have lost a sense of meaning in their lives and are seeking greater fulfilment. You may have difficulty in concentrating in work or have an inability to form satisfactory relationships. Or you may repeat destructive patterns of behaviour in your relationships causing you to sabotage them when things seemed to be going well or leading you to stay in unhealthy relationships because you fear being alone.


  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy for Doctors and Care Workers
  • Compassionate Mind Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
  • Trauma Focussed CBT

Special Clinical Interests

  • Working with complex trauma
  • Long Covid
  • PTSD
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Working with military veterans
  • Working with people affected by personality difficulties
  • Depression
  • Working with adolescents Couples therapy
  • Couples Work

Current Memberships / Accreditations

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Full Member of Institute of Group Analysis (IGA-UK)
Full member of the Group Analytic Society International (GASi) and editor of their online publication Contexts
BUPA Registered Therapist

Current Private Practices

Private practice based in Moray face to face and online via a variety of video platforms.


For consultations in my private practice in Forres, Moray for online consultation or to join a group please call me on 07917 194885 or send an email

Black Lives Matter and my therapy practice

I recognise that society is permeated by racism and structural inequality. This has led to historical and contemporary discrimination and to the persistent exploitation of black people and other people of colour.

I am committed to addressing these issues in my work with all clients by acknowledging racism in both its overt, verbal and physically violent forms and also in the implicit racism expressed through micro-aggressions and disenfranchisements.

I recognise and acknowledge that the structural nature of racism entails that it will inevitably emerge in the psychotherapeutic relationship, and I endeavour to address and explore this in a spirit of openness.