Kathryn Hannan MA MBACP (Accred)

Kathryn Hannan MA MBACP (Accred)



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About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, registered and accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working in the Derbyshire Dales area.

I believe that my role is to help you to discover how to become more self-reliant, and discover for yourself how to become more confident about your own ability to make decisions.

I work within the ethical guidelines of my professional body and strive to work in a genuine, sensitive and respectful way, as well as demonstrate competence in my knowledge and skills.

My Counselling Approach

We begin the counselling with an agreement between the two of us, which includes clarity about confidentiality and boundaries in order to help you feel safe about the counselling process.  The agreement is also about establishing some agreed goals that will help you to feel better and become more self-sufficient.

I work within an integrative theory of psychotherapy; this means that my approach is one that makes use of skills and strategies, taken from a number of the different counselling approaches, such as psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural.

I will collaborate with you to construct a way of us working together that is focused on addressing the specific problems or issues that you bring to counselling, and I will support you in making the decisions and taking the action to resolve your problem. I can help you to discover new ways of understanding how your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are linked and how you can be empowered to succeed by your own efforts in the face of difficult situations.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
BA (Hons) Social Work
PG Diploma Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Additional Training
Compassion Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Brief Attachment-Based Therapy
Life Story Work (telling and making sense of your story)
Art Therapy
Bereavement and Loss
Domestic Abuse
Substance Misuse
Self Harm

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Attachment Issues
All issues of loss and grief


I offer a free half hour session to give you the opportunity to meet me and ask any questions that you may have.  Thereafter:

£35 per one hour session

I am committed to offering an affordable counselling service to people who are concerned about NHS waiting lists and feel unable to access private counselling so please enquire about concessions offered.

Further information

I have 20 years experience of working with families and carers in social care.  As a counsellor I have worked in the NHS, the prison service, social care and education.

I have a particular interest in Mindfulness and Self Compassion and believe that by learning about our own minds we can develop skills for working with unknown and unwanted areas.  Also by cultivating self compassion, based on a clear understanding of how our minds work, we can learn how to create happiness for ourselves. 

I teach Mindfulness and Self Compassion skills to individuals or small groups.

Maps & Directions

Matlock, DE4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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