Pauline Hannon, Psychotherapist & Counsellor, PG dip. Psych, MBACP, FPC
Fulham Park Road
0207 381 3099 / 07900665624
We can all reach moments in our lives when we find it hard to go on coping as we are. It may be that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety or sadness which can be overwhelming.These feelings may be linked to a recent life event such as a bereavement, relationship difficulties, or may seem to come from nowhere.
Therapy can offer support at a time when it may feel difficult to speak to those around us, due to fears of being judged, criticised or rejected.
By talking through what troubles us with a trained professional, we can gain fresh insight and a better understanding of ourselves and our emotional world, opening up the possibility of positive change.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, I believe that much of our emotional difficulty is linked to early life experience and that by exploring and working to understand this, we can free ourselves from negative patterns of thought and behaviour, leading to greater self-acceptance and new ways of relating.
I usually suggest we meet for an initial consultation which lasts between 50 minutes to an hour. The initial consultation is an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself, to ask questions, to experience what it might be like to be in therapy and to see if you would feel comfortable working with me.
Following the consultation I encourage people to take some time to reflect on their experience. If you decide you would like to start therapy, we would agree a time to meet for a 50 minute session every week.
I offer open-ended therapy arrangements and also time-limited arrangements (usually for 12 sessions). These options would be discussed at the initial consultation and agreed between us based around your individual therapeutic needs.
I provide a calm, safe and comfortable space where you can talk freely without fear of blame, criticism or judgement.
I am happy to discuss any of this and anything else you may wish to ask, over the telephone or by email or text as I know from experience how daunting it can seem to take that first step.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally qualified Psychodynamic Psychotherapist.
I have completed a rigorous 5-year training as well as ongoing continuing professional development.
I have many years of clinical experience in both private practice and the voluntary sector, working with people from a wide range of cultural, gender, age and sexual orientation backgrounds, whose presenting issues have included depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship and family difficulties, experiences of abuse, sexual abuse and trauma, low self esteem, stagnation and issues related to pregnancy and parenthood.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by its code of ethics and subject to its Complaints Procedure.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
I charge a set fee of £65 for an initial consultation.
My fees for ongoing therapy range between £50 - £80 per session dependent on income.
I am sometimes able to offer a concessionary rate for unwaged people, people on low incomes and students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays: morning, daytime and evenings
Types of client