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Counselling and Psychotherapy

Stephanie Hanna Ad. Dip. PsyC MNCS Accred

We can all feel like we're running on empty sometimes; anxious, stressed or depressed. Practicing an Integrative Approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy, I offer confidential sessions to help either individuals or couples talk and work through the difficulties they may be facing in their lives. I work in a safe, non-judgemental space to help you to move forward to resolve your issues and reach your goals.

 

Whilst most sessions are held via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime, I am now able to offer some Face to Face appointments all day on Fridays and on Saturday mornings. Please contact me for more details.

As well as experience running my own practice, I also have experience with Place2Be as well as working with Uni and College students and people of all ages and walks of life. I am an Accredited Registrant member of the National Counselling Society.

Thought-Based Approach

Support That Makes a Difference

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Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Stress, depression and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and treatment, I aim to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.

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Trauma and PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger after traumatic events. Counselling can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of healing. 

  

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Grief and Loss

We can all experience losses in our lives which result in grief feelings.The death of a loved one can be a particularly difficult time and having someone to listen can help enormously. Other losses might include the end of a relationship or a job loss.

 
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Couples Counselling

Working together, moving forward

Working with couples to help resolve issues, create a better understanding of one another and to build towards your goals.

 
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We can all benefit from a helping hand and I have experience working with adults of all ages as well as teenagers and young people.
 
Sessions can be In Person or via Skype, FaceTime or Zoom to suit the individual. Please state your preference on booking.
 
Each session lasts approximately 50 mins. Please phone for a free 15 minute initial phone consultation so we can chat through your needs. Costs for individuals per session are £50 and £75 for couples. Sessions are scheduled at times and frequency to suit you.

Before our initial session, I will send you an Assessment Form for you to complete with some basic information about you and what you hope to gain from counselling. At the start of our first session, I will go through a set of 10 questions to give me an idea of how you are feeling. Please feel free to ask me questions at any time.

Please note a minimum 24 hour cancellation period is required or charges will apply. Discounts may apply. Fees are subject to annual increases.

Struggling to sleep?

Sleep loss can have a huge impact on your day to day life and can become very frustrating. Watch our short video to learn a little bit more about sleep and what you can do to improve your quality of sleep at night time.

 
 
 

Upcoming Awareness Days

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Time to Talk Day

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02 February 2022

Today we recognise that its important to take some time out of the day to talk. Talking is so important for our well-being and as human beings, social connections are so essential to keep us mentally healthy. In these challenging times , for many it can be difficult to keep reaching out and talking to others. If you can, make time for a chat today, either in person, on the phone or via video call. It will definitely be worth it.

If you're struggling with issues, give me a call or send me a message and see if I can help.

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2021

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is mental health care for all. In the current climate of the global pandemic there has been an enormous toll on people’s mental health; isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety. Access to services have been difficult and disrupted. Mental health care starts with looking after yourself and others around you. Reach out, there are people around who can help.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

10 – 16 May 2021

National Hug Day

21 January 2021

Following close behind Blue Monday is National Hug Day. As humans we thrive on socialising and contact so if you can, hug those close to you tightly today. If current restrictions don’t allow, hug yourself or your hound or even a tree! Whichever you choose to do, enjoy

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Upcoming Awareness Days

Today's world is a busy place and sometimes its good to stop and think about ourselves, others and our place within it. Awareness Days are a way we can all take stock and remember the people and things that are important to us. Not all are relevant to everyone but if something strikes a chord and you'd like to talk it through, please get in touch.

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Be Kind to Humankind Week

25 - 31 August 2022

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First established in 1988 following the accidental drowning of a man when others simply passed by without trying to help, this Week aims to remind us that if we reach out, we can help others and perhaps even save a life.

 

August can be a difficult and emotional time for many. Summer holidays are coming to a close, young people are returning to school and school exam results are revealed. All of these can mark the start of a new year, with new options, both anticipated and unexpected. Whether you’re returning to a new school year, reflecting on exam results and planning your future in further education or training or watching your own young person start to build their own independent future, Be Kind, Be Gentle and try not to judge others for their choices. To be kind is to be friendly,  generous and considerate.

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World Sleep Day

18 March 2022

Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World is the tag for this year’s World Sleep Day. A good night’s sleep is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. For many reasons such as stress, anxiety, depression, poor diet, too much alcohol, caffeine, too little fresh air or daylight, lack of exercise, daytime napping, irregular working patterns, being too hot or too cold or looking at screens and devices before you try to sleep. If you can, try to get into a regular sleep routine in the best possible environment you can. Remember sleep patterns will change depending on what stage of life you’re at too so a child or teenager won’t need the same amount or have the same pattern as an older adult. For more information, see the short video on my website or visit www.thesleepcharity.org.uk/information-support for more advice and information.

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Time to Talk Day

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02 February 2022

Today we recognise that its important to take some time out of the day to talk. Talking is so important for our well-being and as human beings, social connections are so essential to keep us mentally healthy. In these challenging times , for many it can be difficult to keep reaching out and talking to others. If you can, make time for a chat today, either in person, on the phone or via video call. It will definitely be worth it.

If you're struggling with issues, give me a call or send me a message and see if I can help.

World Mental Health Day

10 October 2021

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is mental health care for all. In the current climate of the global pandemic there has been an enormous toll on people’s mental health; isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety. Access to services have been difficult and disrupted. Mental health care starts with looking after yourself and others around you. Reach out, there are people around who can help.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

10 – 16 May 2021

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The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Nature. Studies have shown that engaging with nature can be good for lowering anxieties and looking after our mental health. If you can, get out and exercise outside, go for a walk or a run and take the time to notice the nature around you. This could be green spaces, urban wildlife or simply the sound of birdsong. If getting out and about is challenging, try growing or getting some houseplants. If that’s not your thing, even watching nature documentaries will help. Whatever works for you, breathe and enjoy.

Schedule a Session

Please contact me with any questions or to arrange an appointment. Sessions are held In Person all day on Fridays and Saturday mornings. Alternatively, sessions can be arranged via Zoom FaceTime or Skype.

56 Sciennes, Edinburgh, EH9 1NL

07761 505247

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