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About me

Providing a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space I can help you explore and navigate difficult emotions and life difficulties, identify and break unhealthy patterns, and help you come to a place where you feel more empowered in your life to make the changes you wish to see.

As an integrative counsellor I draw upon various approaches (psychodynamic, person-centered, CBT, solution focused and Gestalt) which means I use the approach - or mix of approaches - best suited to you and your needs. Sessions can therefore involve exploring emotions and past and present experiences on an in-depth level, as well as involve me providing you with techniques to help you deal with specific difficult situations or emotions (for example, techniques to help with anxiety).

Helping you decide whether I am the right fit for you
It is important that you find the right counsellor for you so to help you decide, and to ensure I am able to support you with your specific needs, I offer a free 20 minute consultation over the phone. There will be no obligation to arrange a session after we speak.

If you would like to set up an initial session or have any questions you can call me or send me an email and we will arrange a day and time that suits you for a phone chat about what you want to get out of counselling. If you're happy to continue we will then then set up weekly or fortnightly sessions at a time that suits you. I provide both time limited as well as open ended sessions so we can work at your own pace.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • M.A. in Transcultural Counselling (distinction) University of Malta
  • Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy The Minster Centre
  • B.A. in Politics and Italian University of Bristol

I have worked with children, teenagers and adults in various settings, including schools, colleges, NGOS and healthcare facilities, providing both 1-1 and group counselling. I have extensive experience supporting people with a range of mental health and life challenges and well as supporting people in crisis situations. I currently work in private practice as well as work for a mental health charity as an advice worker.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Cultural identity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mixed-heritage
  • Refugee and migrant experience
  • Sexual health

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

  • Free initial consultation
  • £45 per individual session thereafter

I offer concessionary rates depending on income. Please check with me regarding this.

Payable by bank transfer before the session or also by cash during face to face sessions.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I offer sessions face to face and online and am able to offer sessions over the telephone in some circumstances. You can choose whether you feel more comfortable having sessions in person or online

Brighton
East Sussex
BN2

Hove
East Sussex
BN3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Italian

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Hana Hamaz (M.ACouns., BACP member)

Hana Hamaz (M.ACouns., BACP member)