I am a dedicated and compassionate relational therapist with over 10 years experience working within different organisational settings including the NHS, charity and educational sectors. Many people experience social, emotional or psychological difficulties at some stage in their life which can be very challenging – talking to a professional like me can help you to make sense of your experiences, emotions and feelings and find a way to move forward and develop insight, awareness, healing and growth.
My initial training and primary therapeutic approach is best described as ‘relational integrative’, my priority is in creating a safe therapeutic space so you can explore aspects of your life that are challenging in an environment of trust, collaboration and respect. I am interested in how the self is impacted by early relational experiences and how these shape your identity, values, beliefs and patterns of behaviour. I believe we all have the capacity to change and transcend difficult experiences and will support you in discovering a more authentic and integrated self.
I have a special interest in working with trauma and issues relating to child sexual abuse, rape and domestic abuse including narcissistic abuse and coercive control. I have a research background in this area and currently run a sexual assault counselling service within the NHS and have a wealth of experience in working with this client group.
As well as the above I also have a qualification in High Intensity Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy. CBT is an evidence based approach recommended in the NICE guidelines as the preferred psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders including Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I also have some knowledge and training in ‘3rd wave’ cognitive approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy. Most clients are unsure which type of therapy is right for them, together we can explore what will best suit you as an individual and tailor interventions to help you to achieve your personal goals for therapy.
I offer short-term and long-term face to face counselling/therapy to males and females aged 16 and over. I offer an initial consultation for £25 and sessions are £50. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
Contact by phone: 07539 430638 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah is Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience working in both secondary and primary care mental health services. Hannah has been working with clients using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach since 2011. Alongside her private practice Hannah also works for a primary care NHS service offering CBT for adults with anxiety and depression.
Hannah is fully accredited with the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) demonstrating that she has met the minimum training standards required to provide a high standard of CBT under regular supervision. This also reflects her commitment to abide by the standards of conduct, performance and ethics as set by the BABCP and to access regular continued professional development.
Areas of Specialist Experience
Hannah works with adults suffering with a range of problems including:
- Body Dysmorphia Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive worry), Health Anxiety
- Low Self Esteem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Attacks
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Social Anxiety, Stress
Hannah has a particular interest in working with both perinatal women and survivors of trauma. She has worked with single incident traumas such as sexual assault, traumatic births and road traffic accidents. She also has experience of working with multiple/complex trauma in refugee and asylum seeker populations and victims of childhood abuse.
Hannah primarily uses her expertise in CBT but also draws on elements of Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy to help clients to draw on knowledge of themselves so that together they can develop a shared understanding of what is keeping the problem going.
Hannah is currently completing training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), an evidenced based treatment for moderate-severe depression. IPT focuses on the interaction between depression symptoms and our relationships. IPT is particularly useful when depression is related to conflict with another person. When there is a life change that results in loss or change in how you see yourself and others. When you are finding it difficult to adjust to life after the death or loss of a significant person in your life. When there is a difficulty in starting and keeping relationships going.
Hannah’s approach is empathic and warmth whilst incorporating a sense of realism and professionalism that supports clients to explore new ways of thinking and behaving that will reduce distress and get the most from their therapy goals.
Telephone: 07725 357 730
Dominic completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and has worked in NHS adult psychological therapies services since that time. He has worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead Clinician for an NHS service in West London before re-locating to the South-West.
Dominic’s specialist area is working with adults who are experiencing difficulties with low mood or anxiety. He has published in the area of clinical perfectionism, and has worked individually and facilitated groups for people experiencing low self-esteem, insomnia, depression and anxiety disorders.
Dominic has a collaborative and structured approach to therapy. He has specialist training and experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) having completed a postgraduate diploma in CBT in 2009 and he has taught and supervised extensively in this modality. He completed Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) training in 2014 and has used this approach alongside CBT since that time.
Dominic has also attended training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and integrates ideas and methods from those therapies into his clinical work where appropriate
- Depression and low mood
- Low self-worth
- Panic attacks
- Work-related stress
- Social anxiety
- OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
- PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
- Childhood trauma
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2004
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, 2009
- Accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
- Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
- Chartered through the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Member of EMDR UK and Ireland
To find out more or to book an appointment:
Phone: 07789 962909