COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
UK & WORLDWIDE
Your Well-Being Is In Good Hands
Are you struggling with issues related to your mental and emotional health? There comes a time when we need some help from a certified professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m Hanna, an accredited and registered psychotherapist and counsellor, in the Shoeburyness and Southend on Sea area, and I’d love to help you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
“Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy.”
Clearing your mind from a foggy pier to a clear day
Negotiating the light and dark, the many shades of you in therapy
Counselling that opens a door to your new opportunities
Clearing your mind from a foggy pier to a clear day
A BIT ABOUT THERAPY
As a Psychotherapist, I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes in self-defeating behavior and in feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results - and with my services, I will help you achieve just that. My services are personalized to suit everyone’s needs, and I go the extra mile to provide you with all the tools you need to recover and re-frame things.
MY QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
M.A. PSYCHOTHERAPY & HEALING PRACTICES
April 2008-February 2011
An integrative training in depth psychotherapy and counselling practices, with particular reference to Jungian modes of therapy and healing. Accredited by Middlesex University, London, and Society for Psychotherapy and Healing Practices.
CERTIFICATE IN HOLISTIC JUNGIAN PRACTICES
Training into further Jungian approaches to therapy. Accredited by Middlesex University, London, and Society of Psychotherapy and Healing
October 2010- November 2011
CERTIFIED ENERGY HEALER
May 2007- September 2009
A two year training with the Healing Trust, (formerly The National Federation of Spiritual Healers) fully certified member
JUNGIAN SANDPLAY CERTIFICATE
A continued training in the Jungian art and therapy of Sandplay with The Association for Sandplay Therapy
Dec 2019 - Ongoing
SINGLE SESSION THERAPY
A series of masterclasses with Windy Dryden and through my contracted employment as a cross-boarder therapist
IN ONLINE THERAPY
An extensive, formal training in online therapy practices. Covering the technical, legal, ethical, relational and practical framework laid out by BACP for therapists working with clients online. Accredited by ACTO
Ongoing until 2023
INSURANCE & MEMBERSHIPS
I am a registered therapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a registered, and accredited therapist with the National Counselling Society. You can find me at the BACP website with the membership number: 337551.
I am fully insured with Balens Ltd. I am also a member of the following professional organisations, and regularly add to my training and career development. I am bound by the responsibilities laid out to me in relation to these memberships, and I adhere to their ethical framework, and professional code of conduct.
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TELL ME ABOUT DURATION, LOCATION AND STARTING THERAPY SESSIONS?
I currently have two choices of sessions. Frequent or ongoing sessions and "Single Session Therapy". Sessions with me are 50 minutes long, and working with me generally, rapidly accelerates your psychological wellbeing because I don't operate as a traditional counsellor. For this reason, and because I have a busy practice, I now see clients predominantly fortnightly or monthly but in some cases I can see you weekly. Unless you are seeing me for some short-term intensive psychological coaching and this is where the Single Session Therapy comes in. Single Session Therapy is for a specific issue that can be tackled in a focused way and you want to deal with it as speedily as possible. The key object of SST is to help you get unstuck and move on with your life quickly. These sessions may also feel like a life review, they can often feel like a dynamic catalyst for propelling you toward positive psychological change. These sessions are £85.00.
I normally work both from my Calm Cabin at my home practice in Shoeburyness and online but currently all sessions are now online. You can attend sessions with me from most countries worldwide, but please note this will be in GMT UK time zone.
If you feel you will need more time to work through something then I will suggest an initial session so you have a chance to meet me and work out if you want to start visiting regularly. It is a non-pressured space to tell me what's going on and get an idea of what working with me will be like. In the case of Single Session Therapy, you will be sent a brief, pre-consultation questionnaire.
Online sessions take place at my cyber counselling room which is easy to access via a webpage, from any device, and is 100% confidential. Session fees are taken at least 24 hours in advance via bank transfer for UK attendees and via Paypal invoice for overseas clients. I have an online booking calendar I will direct you to when contacting me.
WHAT IS THE THERAPY INVESTMENT?
The cost for Single Session Therapy is £85.00. You can have an additional follow up if required at £65.00 The cost of for a general therapy session is £50.
DO YOU USE FREUDIAN OR JUNGIAN ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES?
I use a psychotherapuetic approach, which means that I will draw on a number of modes of working. There will be some analysis at the heart of our work, which will allow you to have time and space to reflect on yourself and your life. Equally there will be an emphasis on how your personal conditioning, and the situations which arise in your life now, may have been shaped by your childhood. Please note I'm not presently using Jungian sandplay due to being 100% online currently.
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL THERAPY SESSION LOOK LIKE?
You are at the centre of all our work together, so we will always begin with what you bring into the session as our starting point. From here, I may bring in some space to reflect more deeply on where some of these feelings first arose. I have a whole host of strategies, models and psychological coaching methods to assist you. I use both the rational and solution based approaches, and more right-brained processes to help with the emotional sphere. It really depends where you are at and what you need. At times we may look at your dreams. I will frequently offer you some guided visualisation to deepen our work together. I am like your very own inner mechanic, taking a look under the hood of your psyche and determining what work you need at this particular juncture in your life.
Whilst online, we may use the share screen function to look at psychology information sheets, and I will also email these to you. Guided visualisation and active imagination is also used online.
WHAT OTHER TECHNIQUES, OR STRATEGIES DO YOU USE?
I hold a big psychological tool kit for your development and in many ways I operate like your own psychological self-development coach. You may hear me use the terms inner child, or inner critic, these are based on the idea that we have a number of different selves operating, and the belief is that when we can integrate the many aspects of ourselves, we can end self-sabotaging behaviours, and become more harmonious, self-respecting and happier. These phrases came originally from both the Freudian and Jungian maps of the psyche, and have been transformed into other successful modes of therapy, one of such is called Transactional Analysis. I may also introduce these ideas, if I feel it could be helpful for you. At times we may also review your "thinking behaviours" which may incorporate CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), equally, with a focus toward exploring your core beliefs. These techniques can assist you with developing self-awareness about unhelpful, and potentially, false ideas about yourself and the world. Creating room for open evaluation, can bring great freedom and heightened potential into your life.
WHY DO PEOPLE CONSIDER COUNSELLING?
Therapy may be useful at a number of times in our lives. Mainly, we know that we may need some help working through a situation, when we are feeling overwhelmed, unable to manage our emotions, or our thoughts, and our life starts to stop being such a peaceful, or happy place to exist. It's totally normal for this to happen, and there is generally always a reason for it, some causes are obvious, and some take more time to appear. There should be no shame in seeking professional help, because you are in fact, being sensible, and wise to give yourself some help to figure things out. Sadly as a society, there are still some stigmas we face around our mental health, but one person at a time, we can do our bit to work on ourselves, and take care of all levels of our being, not just the physical. Entering therapy is not a failure, it is a whole new horizon beckoning you.
WHAT I CAN HELP WITH? INCLUDING SPECIALISMS..
The types of issues I can help you work through are wide reaching, and the best way to see if you think I can help you, is to arrange an initial visit. Some examples of the difficulties that people I see may face are: anxiety, depression, stress, childhood trauma, inlcuding complex ptsd, OCD, loss, lack of purpose, crossroads, life changes, divorce, health fears / issues, low self-esteem, self-sabotage, general insecurities, and being stuck in overwhelming feelings such as fear, loneliness, sadness or anger. Sometimes people just want to develop a better relationship with themselves, and learn how to live feeling more harmonious with a mindful stance. There is always a reason for why you feel the way you do right now, and it's my job to help you make sense of things so that you can move into a different landscape. This may take time, and some effort on your part, but if you want to heal, or change, it is entirely possible, I assure you, no matter what you are facing.
Your mental health and well-being is important to me. I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges, and I get great satisfaction from seeing them heal and thrive. Contact me and we can set up a no-pressure consultation, where we can discuss your needs. Furthermore, if you have any further questions that haven't been answered on the FAQ section for you, then send them over.