Morwenna "Veronica" Hansmann - MBACP (Snr Accred), Supervisor
I strongly believe that the relationship between you the client, and me the therapist, is at the heart of any work we may do together. I strive to be open and honest and work in a collaborative manner with no hidden agendas. I strive to offer a warm, welcoming relationship in which you can feel heard and safe enough to explore and work on whatever it is that is causing you distress.
I know that it takes courage to accept you need help, determination to contact a counsellor and commitment to attend counselling. My aim is to be a faithful companion to you on your journey during the time we work together. There is no formula as to how to live. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to find your own unique resolution to your problems.
I have the experience to, and am willing to work with most issues that lead you to seek counselling or psychotherapy. Many clients come to me via their work, through their company's employee assist programme (EAP). Others seek me out privately. I work with individuals, couples, groups, and people of most ages - normally 12+.
EAPs expect a counsellor to be able to work effectively with a very wide range of issues. I have therefore built up experience and expertise in many fields including work-related stress, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement, addictions, working with teenagers, abuse (sexual, domestic, bullying, assault), trauma and couple counselling.
Telephone Counselling/Video Consulting
Telephone counselling or Video Counselling might be a good option for you if you would find it hard to come and see me for appointments. This may be due to distances involved, time commitments, preferring the anonymity that phone counselling can offer or just because it is more convenient for you. Some clients do a mix of phoning/video counselling and coming to see me in my counselling room.
What I offer
I offer both short-term and long-term contracts so that you can choose what suites your needs best. At the end of each session you can decide if you feel you want more sessions or not and when you would like to come again. If you would like to come again we then need to agree a mutually convenient time. I offer both daytime and evening appointments. I do not work weekends.
Free street parking. 10 - 15 minute walk to railway station. Bus stop at end of street.
There is one shallow step into my cottage. The counselling room is by the front door.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (for Individuals)
Diploma in Counselling. Strathclyde University
Certificate in Supervision, Newcastle University
Practitioner Development Certificate in CBT. Strathclyde University
Trauma and critical incident professional development training
Couple Counselling professional development training
Intensive Coach Training, Results Coaching Systems
EFT Advanced Practitioner
Working with Young People professional development training
Family Therapy professional development training
Play Therapy professional development training
Brief Work Therapy, Psychology Matters
COSCA Accredited Trainer (Counselling Skills) 2004 - 2016
Social Worker, Robert Gordon's, Aberdeen (Original Training)
EMDR Psychotherapy Practitioner.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sexual abuse in childhood or adulthood.
Chronic and/or life threatening illness
Counselling can help stress related pains - for example chronic pain, headaches, psoriasis, IBS
I am committed to making counselling as readily available as possible so offer a sliding fee scale of £45 - £70 for a 50 minute session. Please feel warmly welcome to pay what you feel you can comfortably afford within this scale.
Face-to-face Counselling: Please pay either at the beginning or end of each session.
Telephone Counselling: All sessions need to be paid for in advance.
Skype Counselling: All sessions need to be paid for in advance.
10am - 8pm Monday- Friday.
I welcome any questions you may have about counselling and my approach. Feel warmly invited to phone me or make an appointment to see me. I do not charge for short phone conversations. If you get the answer phone please leave your name and number, I will call you back as soon as I can. It is important to me to maintain confidentiality. Please can you, therefore, let me know if it is all right to leave a message for you.
I have experience of counselling in the voluntary, public and private sectors setting up in Private Practice in 1997.
I hold an Enhanced Criminal Disclosure Record Certificate which you are welcome to see.
I am a registered Data Controller with the ICO https://ico.org.uk/
and my details are as follows:
Organisation name: VERONICA HANSMANN
Registration reference: Z1993207