Hannah Lehrain, Accredited MBABCP, PGDip, PGCert, BSc(hons)
My name is Hannah Lehrain; I am a fully accredited BABCP Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Further to my current private practice in Bristol, I have worked with depression and anxiety disorders in the NHS since 2011.
Using my expertise in CBT I help clients to draw on their knowledge of themselves so that together we can understand how the problem developed. By understanding what is maintaining the problem we can explore new ways of thinking and behaving that will reduce distress.
My approach is empathic and warmth whilst incorporating a sense of realism and professionalism that supports clients to get the most from their therapy goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in mental health services both within the NHS and charity sector since completing my degree in Psychology and Social Anthropology in 2008.
In 2011 I began to specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My focus has largely been working with clients with anxiety and depression. Further to my formal qualifications, I have completed a number of continuing professional development trainings. This helps me to stay up to date with the newest developments within CBT and to develop skills to work with specific disorders and clients.
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Royal Holloway, Pass with Merit.
Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety and Depression, University of Southampton, Pass.
BSc (joint hons) Psychology and Social Anthropology, Brunel University, 2:1.
Continued Professional Developments (CPD) – Some examples of CPD training I have attended:
- Working with treatment resistant depression.
- Borderline Personality Disorder.
- Post Natal and Antenatal Anxiety and Depression.
- Trauma Focussed CBT working with PTSD.
- CBT for insomnia.
- Long Term Health Conditions.
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms.
- Managing risk and suicidality.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
I offer an initial telephone consultation free of charge so that we can discuss what your needs are and be sure that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with myself is the right option for you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is offered at a rate of £60 per session; each session last 50 minutes. We will start by developing an understanding of what the problem is and how it is maintained. We will then explore how to reduce emotional distress by finding new ways of thinking and doing things.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can also be offered as guided self-help for milder problems. This involves 40 minute sessions that are supported by self-help literature to be completed between sessions. These sessions are offered at a rate of £40 per session.
Fees are payable by cash, cheque or BACS either before or on the same day as the session.
I am happy to discuss payment options with you including a reduction in fees for block bookings.
Getting Started With Therapy
If you are interested in finding out more about therapy with me please contact me to discuss your options.
Telephone: 07725 357 730
We will arrange a suitable time to have a telephone call where we can discuss your therapy needs. This will help us to decide if CBT is the right approach for you and if you feel I am the right person to support you with your current difficulties. From here we can agree a suitable time for our first session.
Thinking about starting therapy can be daunting, please don't hesitate to contact me so that we can talk about any concerns you have about starting therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Currently offering face to face sessions on Saturday Mornings. Telephone and Skype sessions can offer more flexibility, please contact me to discuss these options.
Types of client