Who am I?

About Me

If you are looking for someone incredibly human – who isn’t just qualified, but has lived a life as well, I feel that’s probably a good summary of how I work. 

I’m Hannah, and I’m an integrative counsellor, with a person-centred core. 

Whilst that might sound like a strange type of apple, it means you get a blend of different theories and modalities but you are always leading the counselling work we do together and are the centre of the therapeutic relationship. 

I provide counselling online, and in Southend-on-Sea, in Essex. Which is just a short journey outside of London. 

I believe that you’re the best person to tell me about yourself. You know yourself best and don’t need someone who tells you what to do. Everyone needs someone to listen sometimes. That’s where I come in. 

Having had counselling myself at various stages of life, and really seeing the difference it can make, I retrained after having my children to be able to help others on their journey. I know from first hand experience how much things can change from being in a bad place to completely changing your life. Also, having been for counselling, I appreciate how daunting it can be on the other side of the room too. Choosing a counsellor is hard! 

I have experience within senior schools, online and face-to-face within local agency settings, working with people of all ages and backgrounds.

I am continually developing my knowledge and skills in order to provide you with the best experience possible in the counselling room.

I love the person-centred approach because it suits my relaxed way, and it’s not about you being told what to do, but about building a relationship that allows you to explore what you feel is best for you, whilst being supported along the way. 

Specialist Areas

As a counsellor, I like working creatively, so if you also find yourself as a person who enjoys doing things with your hands, or likes to express yourself artistically, through writing or making things, or perhaps you find it easier to talk through things whilst doing something, we can discuss using different techniques within sessions. This might be something you want to introduce later on as a way to tackle something specific – but we will always talk about it first. 

I’m experienced in counselling in a range of different areas, such as:

  • Counselling for Depression and Anxiety
  • People-pleasing and Boundary Setting
  • Feeling Stuck
  • Career Problems
  • Family Issues
  • Domestic Abuse / Narcissism 
  • Attachment and Relationship Difficulties
  • Trust and Communication Worries
  • Neurodiversity, in particular I have experience working with Autism and ADHD.

Ready to get in touch?

I’d love to hear from you – call now on 07548435830 or click the button to send me your details and I’ll reach out to you.