Barbara Hann, Reg BACP, Dip. Psych. Couns.Cert Cybertheraby

Barbara Hann, Reg BACP, Dip. Psych. Couns.Cert Cybertheraby

West Sussex


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About me

You may have a particular issue that you want to explore, or something you want to change, but don't know how. I specialise in working with women, particularly issues such as life changes, loss, bereavement, relationships, domestic abuse, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, ageing, your relationship with food and your body, and work with women of all ages from 14 to 90 +.

I offer time-focused counselling, usually for 6, 12 or 20 sessions, or open-ended therapy, online, using video link, or by telephone. You might find that this way of working gives you flexibility, and could allow you to express yourself more freely. It is particularly useful if you have difficulty in leaving the house, or have to juggle with work and family.

You may find that your problems are rooted in your past, and that you may be acting in ways that are not helpful to you, as a result of this. Alternatively, you may be finding it hard to adjust to some life event. It may be that you have simply developed habits, particularly in how you react to other people, that don't work for you any more, and you want to behave differently. We can work together to explore this, and help you to develop the tools to make positive changes to your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I worked for some time in Art and Design education, before deciding on changing careers, and following my desire to help people improve their lives on a one-to-one basis.

My specialism is working with women who find themselves at a difficult point in their lives, using a time-focused approach, which encourages growth and change.

I was awarded a Diploma in Education Coaching by Newcastle College, and followed that by studying for a coaching diploma with the Coaching Academy.   I may use some of my coaching experience and skills if it will be helpful to you. I then achieved a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a three year course run by Chichester Counselling Services, and accredited by the BACP. I learnt to work psychodynamically, helping people to understand how their past experiences can affect their lives. Since then, I have qualified to work in a variety of ways, to adapt to the needs of the person. I can work in a more problem-solving way with you, or using creative processes, such as Art, or explore mindfulness techniques. I qualified as an online therapist, studying a course that allowed me to expand my work to reach people who may find face-to-face counselling difficult in some way.

My qualifications are:

MA- Art and Design Education;

Diploma in Education Coaching

Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Time-Focussed Counselling

Certificate in Client Assessment

Certificate in Online Counselling(Cybertherapy)

I am registered with the BACP and am working towards accreditation.

I am based in West Sussex (Chichester) and Finistere (Carhaix-Plouguer)

My phone number is : +44 1243 942666

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Initial consultation : FREE (30 mins)

*Telephone counselling: £40 (50 mins)
*Live chat :£40 (50 mins)
*Video conferencing: £40 (50 mins)
*Online counselling- email: £40 per week. Two email exchanges
*Payable in advance

Further information

Contact me via this website, and we can arrange an initial consultation- via email, live chat, video link, telephone, or face-to-face. We can discuss what you hope to gain from counselling, and whether time-focussed or open-ended work would meet your needs better. By the end of the consultation you should be able to decide if you would like to continue with me for counselling. We can then make appointments that will suit us both, using whichever form of communication works best for you.

Maps & Directions

Chichester, PO19

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: French


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access:


Online; Video consultations; Telephone consultations: Mon-Fri 9am- 7pm Time-focussed consultations (6/12 /20 sessions). Long term therapy.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults