Hannah de Vall
MBACP (Accred) - Counsellor with 25 years experience
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From the week beginning Monday April 26th 2021 I will be seeing clients again face to face in a Covid secure environment. I will however continue to see you by video call if you prefer.
Hi, I'm Hannah and I am a BACP Accredited Registered Counsellor with more than 25 years experience. I began my working life as a nurse in the NHS before raising a family. I am well travelled, have a wealth of life experience and a depth of cultural awareness to draw upon.
I particularly enjoy working with people in the Arts.
If your relationship is difficult, if you are having problems at work or are feeling depressed and anxious it can help to talk. We are the sum of everything that has happened to us in our lives and we tend to react to our situation in familiar ways. Therapy can help to reframe these familiar experiences enabling us to make positive changes to our lives.
Some people have got what they thought they wanted in life only to find it has not made them happy and others whose expectations have not been met and are left wondering why. Exploring these experiences can enable new ways of thinking creating a more positive way forward.
Counselling is an informal discussion sitting comfortably in a safe confidential setting but for the time being it has to take the form of a video call
I see individuals for short or long term therapy with the length of time we work together being determined by you.
It can be hard to ask for help but once the first step is taken there can be a sense of relief. I will work alongside you to support you as you work through your thoughts and feelings.
You only have one life why not make it the best it can be.
Call me now on 07786 483156 to begin those changes. Or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Interpersonal Skills.
- Extra Mural Cert in Psychodynamic Counselling.
- Adv Cert in Applied Transpersonal Psychosynthesis.
- Adv Diploma from The National Centre for Eating Disorders.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute counselling session however I am happy to offer a concessionary fee of £30, please contact me if you would like to take advantage of this.
When I work
I see clients from Monday to Friday but not at weekends. My first appointment is at 8.30am and my last is at 8.00pm.
I am based in Clapham about 5 minutes walk from Clapham South tube station. The 155, 249, 50 and 355 buses stop very close to Lynette Avenue.
'I feel like a much more resilient and content person now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me on our journey, showing me new ways to think about my life and experiences and holding me accountable. I will never forget it'
'Hannah's professional support has been invaluable to me, warm, caring and open minded she creates a safe environment for exploring one's feelings and actively assists in finding greater understanding of them. The positive impact she has had on my life is indisputable and I am a happier, more effective and more confident person as a result of the work we have undertaken together'.
'What struck me on meeting Hannah was how approachable she was and the safety and warmth I felt in her company. I have to say it was one of the hardest decisions to make to talk to a stranger about my personal and private issues but it turned out to be the most rewarding and proudest thing I have ever done for myself.'
'Hannah's support has enabled me to take control of my life and to move on'
'My life has changed so much for the better since I have been coming to see Hannah and I wouldn't be in the place I am now without her. I have never felt judged by her, I am frequently enlightened by her wisdom and gentle exploration as to why things in my life happen and how to change the things that make me unhappy.
Hannah is a haven - a genuinely warm, emphatic and extremely trustworthy person with whom I feel very comfortable sharing my deepest secrets and woes with. I would recommend her to anyone who needs the support and understanding of an exceptional therapist'.