About me

Are you having an emotional or psychological reaction to a difficult experience? Reactions like this can be complex, hard to understand, and even confusing at times. Seeking professional help can make a difference. Hello, I am Dirk Hansen and I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist serving Leamington Spa.  I am accredited with the BACP as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist, and qualified in the USA as a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor.  I use a professional and thoughtful approach to guide you through difficult experiences - providing Counselling and Psychotherapy to help you understand your reactions to unexpected events or life changes, and to find ways to cope with your current circumstances.

With more than twenty 25 years' experience in the field of Counselling and Mental Health, ranging from private practice to managing national and international clinical services, I am well-versed in most psychological and emotional problems facing people today.  I am also skilled in finding the focus of your problem, and tailoring the right type of assistance to support you in your growth and personal development.  This can include short, medium, or long-term intervention.

My Approach

I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy in Leamington Spa for a variety of problems including anxiety, panic, sleep problems, stress, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, adjustment problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, paranoia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anger management.  I hope to share with you simple yet effective ways to gain relief from distress and return to greater stability - by attaining better understanding and learning new ways of approaching the issues you face.  I use a unique combination of Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Solution-Focused, and Systemic therapies; all shown to help individuals move forward in times of difficulty.

My Qualifications

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor in the UK (MBACP) and a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor in the USA (LMHC). I received my academic training in the USA and hold qualifications in both the US and the UK.  I also hold certifications in Anger Management and Multi-cultural counselling.

My Training


Master of Science Community Counselling - Seattle Pacific University

Master of Divinity Pastoral Ministry/Counselling - Asbury Theological Seminary

Bachelor of Arts Education - Seattle Pacific University


Licensed Mental Health Counsellor (LMHC) State of Washington, Active, LH00005865
BACP Accredited Counsellor (MBACP) Active, UK Reference number: 517444
Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist State of Washington
Child Mental Health Specialist State of Washington
Certified Anger Management Group Leader, United Indians of All Tribes
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy A member since 1995


CBT Essentials (APT Accreditation Level 2) Association for Psychological Therapies Screening/Brief Intervention for Alcohol Use/Abuse - Employee Assistance Professionals
ACA Code of Ethics training - American Counselling Association
Suicide Risk Detection, Risk Assessment and Risk Management                                        Anger Management Group Leadership Training – United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Domestic Violence Perpetrators Treatment Training – Veterans Administration
Harm Reduction Training – University of Washington
Foundations of Case Management – The Washington Institute

Getting Started

Feel free to visit my website: www.dirkhansencounselling.co.uk to learn more about my approach and see a description of my services.  You are also very welcome to message me with any questions you may have, or arrange a free telephone discussion.

I offer a free telephone consultation to help you understand how therapy can be helpful and for us to briefly meet, as I believe that it is very important that you feel comfortable with your choice of Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

If you decide you would like to book an appointment, I can help you, or you can book directly through my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited Counsellor (MBACP)

Licensed Mental Health Counsellor, State of Washington (LMHC)

Master of Science, Community Counselling (MS)

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.


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.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

Individual Counselling    £50

Self-service Online Booking and Payment available, or contact me for booking at: www.dirkhansencounselling.co.uk


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

Visit my website: www.dirkhansencounselling.co.uk to learn more about my approach and to contact me.

You are welcome to message me from my website, or email me, and I will call you promptly for a free initial discussion.

16 Hamilton Terrace
Leamington Spa
CV32 4LY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

No lift available


Dirk Hansen

Dirk Hansen