About me

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

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.

Availability

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.

Further information

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.

Testimonials

'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'

By EG

'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'.

By FS

'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.'

By TG

'Hannah's support has enabled me to take control of my life and to move on'

By CC

'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'.

By CD


21 Lynette Avenue
Clapham South
London
SW4 9HE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My usual therapy room is up a flight of stairs but I am currently using a large Covid safe ground floor room. If you have accessibility issues please contact me for further details as there are some small steps to negotiate at the gate and front door.

Additional languages

None

Hannah de Vall

Hannah de Vall