Morwenna "Veronica" Hansmann MBACP (Snr Accred)
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 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 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 day-time 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- 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
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I am committed to making counselling as readily available as possible so offer a sliding fee scale of £40 - £60 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.
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
10am - 8pm Monday- Friday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor (for individuals).