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Hannah Smith

Hello, my name is Hannah, I offer face to face or online counselling for individuals. I appreciate seeking therapy can feel like a daunting process but hopefully my profile will help you decide if I am the right therapist for you. 

The Therapy 

Distress can arise in our lives for many reasons. We all have different biographies and circumstances that are unique to us and for this reason, therapeutic needs will be very different and individual. I passionately believe that therapy is for everyone, and I want you to feel safe, validated and supported throughout. I am warm, down to earth and trustworthy. I work in a person-centred way, because I am interested in getting to know you, not just the difficulties you are experiencing. As our work together progresses, and in collaboration with you, I may bring to the therapy the different theoretical ideas and practical insights I believe will be helpful to you. I aim to provide you with a space where you can make sense of things and understand yourself better. 

My Experience 

I currently work with all age groups from 16+. I am committed to providing culturally sensitive practice, and I have extensive experience of working with richly diverse clients. I am trained to work with, and welcome clients who are neurodiverse . 

I have spent the overwhelming majority of my working life in education, supporting the well-being of students and their families, and promoting positive mental health. For over twenty years I have worked with childhood trauma and attachment issues. In addition to my work at Cornerstone, I have a specialist role, working with students from around the UK who have a range of mental health conditions, helping them access higher education. 

My Qualifications include: 

  • Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • Foundations in Counselling 
  • BA Hons in Communication Studies 
  • NMH Mentor Training National Autistic Society 
  • Accredited/Registered Member of the NCS 
  • Registered member of BACP 
  • DBS Checked (Criminal Records Bureau)

I have experience with: 

  • ADHD 
  • Autism 
  • Anxiety 
  • Low Mood 
  • Depression 
  • Childhood Trauma 
  • Abuse 
  • Neglect 
  • Attachment Issues 
  • Transitions 
  • Negative thoughts feelings and behaviours ● Anger Management 

Fee 

£45 per session 

Current Availability 

Thursday Afternoon 

Friday Afternoon

Current Availability

Thursday afternoon
Friday morning
Friday afternoon