About Me

I started working on a telephone helpline in the mid-1990s, which sparked my interest in listening therapeutically and led me to complete a qualification in integrative counselling (1998-2000) before training as a person-centred counsellor at the University of Strathclyde (2000-2002). I managed a successful voluntary sector counselling service for ten years and, later, a range of mental health and counselling services for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Since 2008 I have been teaching counselling at the University of Edinburgh.

In my spare time I enjoy reading non-fiction, pottery, writing, tending my allotment, and spending time with my family.

Craig Hutchison 

Registered Member MBACP (Accred), AccMCOSCA, FHEA




MSc Counselling (Strathclyde University, 2011)

Certificate in Counselling Supervision (PCT Britain, 2006)

Pg Diploma in Counselling (Strathclyde University, 2000-2002)

HNC Counselling (Telford College, 1998-2000)

Selected Publications

Hutchison, C. (2015). "Trusting the process? Anxiety-provoking situations as challenges to the symbolization and processing of experience in person-centered groups". Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 14(1): 47-61.

Chouliara, Z., Hutchison, C., & Karatzias, T. (2009) "Vicarious traumatisation in practitioners who work with adult survivors of sexual violence and child sexual abuse: Literature review and directions for future research". Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 9(1): 47-56.

Hutchison, C. (2008). "Disorienting sex and gender"AUCC Journal, September 2008: 8-11.

Hutchison, C. (2008) "The therapeutic use of self in recovery-oriented relationships". Edinburgh, NHS Education for Scotland.

Barker, M., Hagger-Johnson, G., Hegarty, P., Hutchison, C. & Riggs, D. (2007). "Responses from the Lesbian and Gay Psychology Section to Crossley's 'Making Sense of Barebacking'". British Journal of Social Psychology, 46(3): 667-677.

Hagger-Johnson, G., Hutchison, C., McManus, J. & Barker, M. (2006). "Building partnerships with the voluntary and community sectors"The Psychologist, 19(3): 156-158.

Hutchison, C. (2002). "Not one of the boys" in Devine & Logue (Eds.) "Being Scottish: Personal Reflections on Scottish Identity Today". Edinburgh: Polygon: 108-110.