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, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive worry), Health Anxiety, Insomnia, Low Self Esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety, Stress, Trichotillomania (skin picking/ hair pulling).
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 Focussed 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’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.