Not Your Average Therapist!

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Hannah @ Awareness in Mind

I work with Professionals to Successfully overcome Anxiety, Depression, Anger and Stress.

I'm not your average Therapist.
I do things differently.
I'm proud of that.

  • I am willing to tell you the problem as I see it if you're not figuring it out for yourself.
  • I will tell you what you need to hear, not always what you want to hear.
  • I like sessions to include humour and to be relaxed to some extent, to balance out the heavy topics discussed.
  • I hate to see you suffer, so will work hard with you to get you the progress you want as fast as I can.

It's these reasons that clients choose me as their therapist.

It's because of this that my clients see results despite failures with previous therapists or having symptoms for a long time.

I'm Hannah, and I’m an experienced Psychotherapist in Cheshire.

I specialise in working with Business Owners and Successful Professionals.

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Hannah Paskin on a bench

Freedom from Anxiety, Depression & Anger with Psychotherapist Hannah Paskin

Emotional distress is horrible, no-one should have to suffer, particularly not for decades. You’ve recognised that things aren’t right, that your overthinking is stopping you enjoying life, or making you feel stressed and anxious.

By improving your insight, teaching you strategies and enabling you to gain control over your thoughts and feelings, I will work with you to find a new way forward that achieves changes that last.

If you're willing to listen, and work hard, I will get you the Freedom you desperately desire.

No one is beyond help. You might not believe this (yet), but I do.

I offer CBT Therapy treatment that is value for money. I provide a therapy room in Middlewich Cheshire, as well as telephone therapy and online therapy, allowing you to choose the option that you want. Ready to book an appointment?

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Coaching are just some of the words used to describe the process that helps an individual to move forwards and overcome symptoms such as depression, anxiety or anger. You likely searched for one of these terms to find my page today, or perhaps your search was more targeted for CBT.

I am a Psychotherapist trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). There are similarities between what I do and counselling and coaching, but also some differences. One thing I promise is that I am not an inactive therapist, I will not just sit and listen, I will not bounce it back at you with "what do you think?". Our sessions will be focused and productive. I will enable you to really understand what's going on and why, and most importantly learn ways to break the unhelpful cycle.

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CBT Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has two main aspects to it. Following the assessment process, early treatment sessions in therapy focus on helping you to really understand yourself, to make sense of the emotions and thoughts you are experiencing, and to identify what the obstacles might be that have so far stopped you achieving the life you want. CBT is effective in treating a range of symptoms including depression, anxiety and anger. Treatment then moves on to teaching you concepts and strategies that you can implement to help you to change how you think (Cognitive Therapy) and act (Behavioural Therapy).

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Can therapy help with anxiety?

CBT is particularly helpful with anxiety. The word anxiety covers a range of symptoms including worry, stress, panic, OCD, trauma, phobias and others. The key components in keeping anxiety going is unhelpful and often false beliefs and counterproductive behaviours such as avoidance. CBT for anxiety targets these components through a combination of increasing awareness and teaching effective strategies.

Anxiety can be really crippling. It also can take you so far aware from the real you. Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I really can help you to find a new way forward, uncover the real you, and make changes that will last. CBT can help you overcome your anxiety.

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Therapy for depression

Depression is characterised by a lack of motivation, and lack of interest and a lack of enjoyment. You might not identify with the word depression, you might instead think of it as feeling low, or not like your normal self. Regardless of what words you use, you’re not happy, and that’s extremely difficult to deal with day in day out.

CBT will help you with some of the physical symptoms such as poor sleep and reduced appetite. I will work with you to really tackle your lack of motivation and enjoyment of your life. Most importantly I will teach you effective strategies for changing your negative beliefs about yourself using Cognitive Therapy. Whether you believe that you’re not good enough, you’re un-loveable, you’re a failure or you’re ugly – this doesn’t have to be your future. I can teach you to talk to yourself with the same compassion and rational thinking that you use with others. CBT will help you to understand how to control your thoughts, and therefore improve how you feel so that you don’t have to feel depressed anymore. Your future can include happiness.

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Anger management

I have worked on anger management in my therapy work for many years. If you want to stop losing control, and are willing to make changes, I can help you. Most of the time people come to me after the problem has escalated – they are having relationship problems, their partner is threatening to leave/divorce them, they are facing disciplinary action at work, they have lost friends etc.

Anger management treatment looks at helping you to understand what is happening with your emotions, and to learn strategies to intercept the thoughts and feelings to stop you hitting crisis point. Having a problem with anger doesn’t make you a bad person. If you know its not the real you, if you are ashamed of how you are acting, let me work with you using CBT to treat your anger management problem.

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Therapy in Cheshire

If you are looking for therapy in Cheshire, you’ve come to the right place. I live and work in Cheshire and have been practicing here as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in Middlewich for a few years. In 2019 I created my own private therapy room located within a discrete business centre.

My therapy room, as shown in the photos on this website, is a professional and welcoming space. It is on a main road in/out of Middlewich and therefore easily accessible from nearby towns such as Sandbach, Knutsford and Northwich. The business centre has its own private car park, secure intercom entry, and a waiting area inside just for my clients.

Due to my approach to therapy, and the results I achieve, as well as my local clients, I do often have clients travelling for Therapy from other areas of Cheshire such as Chester and Warrington.

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Online Therapy and Telephone Therapy

I have been delivering telephone therapy and online therapy for as long as I’ve been a therapist.

Hannah Paskin on the phone

CBT phone or CBT online sessions are no different to face to face treatment in their outcomes. I am experienced in making sure that you achieve your goals for therapy regardless of how you access your sessions with me.

There are lots of reasons why people may choose to access sessions remotely with me – health reasons, wanting my expertise but not being local to Cheshire, fitting in with work or childcare schedules, you are more comfortable communicating remotely.

Here are some feedback comments from two of my telephone therapy clients who have given permission to be quoted:

"I found phone sessions ideal - Hannah is so easy to talk to and puts you at ease straight away. It worked very well with my schedule to just leave aside an hour for a prompt call and I found it easier to put my feelings across via the phone than I would face to face."

"Now I can receive treatment in the comfort of my own home by telephone. I find that phone consultations in no way undermine the therapeutic process and if anything, enhance it as I can focus my mind more intently on the conversation."

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