Hannah de Vall MBACP (Accred) BACP Registered
I am a BACP Registered / Accredited Counsellor with more than 20 years experience working as a therapist. In the past I raised a family and worked as a nurse.
Counselling is an informal discussion sitting comfortably in a safe confidential setting. I see individuals for short or long term counselling using a model that I adapt to your needs as an individual.
If you are experiencing problems in your life talking to a counsellor can be really helpful. It can be hard to ask for help but once the first step is taken there is often a sense of relief that there is somebody who is interested in you, who will be alongside you and support you as you work through your problems.
Maybe your relationship isn't going well or you are feeling depressed and anxious, perhaps you are having difficulty at work. I can talk through your thoughts and feelings with you and work with you to put past and present experiences into a new context.
We are all affected everyday by reactions to events, these are often not only to current events but to similar ones in the past, the resulting thoughts and feelings are then a response to years of familiar experiences. When we understand this, untangle it and find new ways to react and experience what has happened we can move forward in our lives more effectively.
Training, qualifications & experience
Adv 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.
As an accredited member of BACP I see individuals with a wide range of issues in my private practice.
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 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £50 for a 50 minute counselling session however this is negotiable, please contact me for details.
Concessions offered for
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. Free car parking is available on request.