About Your Therapist 2018-11-06T14:01:40+00:00

To introduce myself, I’m Hannah.

I’m passionate about helping you to improve your emotional wellbeing. Taking the step to access therapy isn’t easy, particularly for those who have tried to get help before. Click on the buttons below to find out more about me and what I can offer you.

I provide treatment for a wide range of symptoms.

I specialise in working with people who have experienced symptoms for a long term and those who have had unsuccessful treatment previously.

The following is a list of the most common disorders I work with:

  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Social anxiety / social phobia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobias – e.g. driving, heights, vomit, needles etc
  • Agoraphobia

I have extensive experience working with symptoms like:

  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem / low self-confidence
  • Perfectionism
  • Anger management
  • Relationship problems – e.g. jealousy, trust issues
  • Sleep problems

I also provide therapy for:

  • Pain management
  • Bipolar
  • Body dysmorphia disorder
  • Addiction or self-destructive behaviours

I try to make the therapy sessions themselves as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. A lot of people understandably find taking the step to access therapy difficult, I believe the relationship with the therapist shouldn’t continue to make things difficult. This is a partnership together where we both have the same aim – for you to feel better. I am creative in my methods often using metaphors, analogies and visual images to help explain concepts and ideas. I tailor the learning style to match what fits you best – whether that be through writing, through images, through experiments, through exploratory discussion, through reflection or other methods. I am very jargon free, and work to explain things in a way that makes sense to you and makes therapy accessible and beneficial. This helps my clients to achieve good results, even those that have not done well in therapy previously.

I have 10 years experience working in mental health. During this time I have worked for the NHS, for charities, for private companies, and with my own practice. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and am fully accredited with BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). I have completed two post graduate university degrees to qualify me in my role.
I am eager to make therapy accessible to all clients, and as such have for a long time delivered therapy not just face to face but also as a remote option – telephone, video-call like skype, and by live-type chat.

When I had my training, I was told my job is to make myself redundant – to teach a client what they need to continue without me – and that has continued to be my approach. I believe in helping you to understand your symptoms better, to learn what things help and hinder your emotional wellbeing, and recognise what changes are needed to maintain progress long-term. I look forward to working together with you to help you achieve your aims.

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