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 on Fridays only. 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.
Support That Makes a Difference
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.
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.
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.
Working together, moving forward
Working with couples to help resolve issues, create a better understanding of one another and to build towards your goals.
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.
Each session lasts 50 mins, scheduled to suit. Please phone for a free 15 minute initial phone consultation. Costs for individuals per session are £45 and £70 for couples. Please note a minimum 24 hour cancellation period is required or charges will apply. Discounts may apply.
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.
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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.
Mental Health Awareness Week
10 – 16 May 2021
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.
World Panic Day
09 March 2021
Don’t Panic its World Panic Day. The uncertainties of life can be overwhelming and stressful and there are days when it all feels like too much to handle. Fear can make things feel out of control and that we can’t manage to deal with everything in front of us; rational thinking escapes us. If you can, try a simple breathing exercises to reduce the fear and uncertainty;
Repeat up to three times and then breathe normally.
Breathe in through your mouth counting to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Breathe out through your mouth counting to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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
18 January 2021
If you woke up this morning feeling low, you’re not alone. Today is Blue Monday and for many people it can be hard particularly if you’re struggling to keep up with New Year’s resolutions or feeling that the future looks bleak with little to look forward to. Many resolutions and promises are made to ourselves to give up doing something or to change or modify a behaviour but this can be hard to do through the long dark days of January, especially when the idea of a summer holiday can seem a very distant possibility. However, if you look far enough, there are brighter, blue skies on the horizon.
January is proving to be a difficult month once again for many with renewed lockdown restrictions, a lack of work or working from home. For some, home working can be seen as a positive but to others it can prove to be isolating. We can all feel added pressure to start the New Year with resolutions or to change ourselves in some way. January also marks Walk Your Dog month and getting outside, with or without a four legged friend, is so important to our well being and mental health. So, with social distancing in mind, why not try to get outside and enjoy some fresh air every day.
11 – 15 November 2020
Bullies are people who feel the need to exert their power over others to make themselves feel better. Bullying can be overt and violent or subtle and hidden. If you know someone is being bullied, reach out and see how you can help. This starts with noticing and listening to them. If you’re being bullied, try to reach out to a friend, family member, teacher or doctor. Bullying is not acceptable and you don’t have to suffer.