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Hanna Ehlers-Bond M.A. Registered MBACP MNCS (Acc) Integrative Psychotherapist

Southend-on-sea SS3 & Southend On Sea SS2
07532 753855 07532 753855 Registered / Accredited
Southend-on-sea SS3 & Southend On Sea SS2

About me

Helping you to transform, through your life's challenges.

I believe that your first session with me is actually a doorway to your new horizon, no matter what you may be bringing.

I’m a fully qualified Psychotherapist based in Southend on Sea / Shoeburyness, working from what I call, my Calm Cabin. It’s a cosy log cabin amongst the trees, and a ready made healing space for you to completely relax.

I’m here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Equally I am passionate about assisting you with creating a space for your emotional and mental development so that you may encounter more inner peace and outer calm.

I am a seasoned therapist, and I’m a Registered and Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society, and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

As an integrative therapist I'm able to pull in many techniques and skills to aid you, with where you currently find yourself. Equally I can provide psychological coaching and psycho-education for you to accelerate along your self-development path. I truly care about your well-being and promise my patients top of the line counselling and psychotherapy services no matter what your problem, or personal pains may be.

I work heavily with helping you heal and support your inner child. Equally I assist you with turning the inner critic into a more useful inner friend, so that you may create a more harmonious inner landscape.

I also offer adult Jungian Sandplay Therapy within my sessions, which is an incredibly soothing and calming practice.

Your well-being is my number one priority, and I know how daunting it can be to seek help, therefore you can easily visit me for an initial session to see how working with me may feel, under no pressure. The first session is at a reduced price.

What are my approaches:

COGNITIVE- THOUGHTS & BELIEFS
Re-framing unhelpful patterns / Releasing the Inner Critic

Creating awareness about your thinking processes can really help you to get control over how you feel. By exploring, and challenging various negative, and limited thinking patterns, and core beliefs, we can develop more room for positive change. This is the domain of the inner critic, which is an outdated protection system we all hold until challenged. CBT and TA can assist us in developing new ideas about yourself and your world and help you gain control over reactive thinking. Shining a light on your inner processes, allows us to foster new ways of speaking to yourself, and therefore shifting your emotions.

DREAMS
Exploring your inner life.

Dreams can tell us things that we aren't even fully aware of. By entering into some dream work together, we can begin to connect with your internal wisdom. Sometimes the issues and problems that are known to us on the surface, are only the tip of the iceberg. Dream analysis is a peaceful, and self-regulated approach to working through difficulties you may be facing.

GUIDED VISUALISATION
A pocket of peace.

Guided visualisation allows me to lead you into a different place, where you can relax, slow your brain down, empty your thoughts, and get into a healthier feeling state. When we know how, we can easily move ourselves out of a stressed state, and into a more positive space. I may be using some of these techniques with you in our sessions. It can also really assist with anxiety and healing from trauma.

ACTIVE IMAGINATION / INNER BONDING
Giving a voice to all parts of you.

There are times in life, where our feelings have been suppressed, or not dealt with for so long, that they clog up, and this can cause a great burden. By using active imagination, which is a combination of dream work, visualisation, and archetype/parts healing, I can guide you toward releasing all of those stones you have been holding onto. Through use of symbol and metaphor, in a deeply relaxed state, you can talk freely and connect with all your inner selves, including the inner child, inner teenager and any unheard parts that want a voice.

MINDFULNESS
A happier, healthier you.

Developing more space inside can help you feel centred, calm and less reactive to your daily stresses. Mindfulness is the simple act of observing the mind, and its constant trickle of thoughts. This permits us to occupy a deeper awareness, and leaves us less likely to identify with all of our thoughts. By helping you to develop a mindful practice, you will regain freedom and more confidence over your life.

JUNGIAN SANDPLAY THERAPY

I am one of only a handful of trained Jungian Sandplay Therapists working within the area. This is a very magical practice of working directly with your unconscious. It's good for trauma, inner child work and for moving out of generalised anxiety and depression.

Who do I help?

I am able to assist people with many difficulties. Anxiety and depression is a really common thing for many people visiting me and nothing to feel guilty about. Let’s leave all stigmas and judgements about your mental and emotional struggles at the door. It's a really tough place to be in if you are experiencing a dark chapter of your life, but you don’t have to walk it alone. It is also totally possible to move on from this place into a new chapter of your life.

Working with people who are experiencing grief / loss for whatever reason, is also something I am familiar with. Equally I am accustomed to aiding individuals who are experiencing stress, major change, and feelings of being stuck, or purposeless or who are experiencing suicidal feelings. There are many stages to transformation, and I can meet you at whatever stage you are at.

If you feel drawn to my ways of working, then I look forward to hearing from you to make an initial consultation.

Your inner self awaits your journey back home.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training:

M.A. Psychotherapy and Healing Practices accredited by Middlesex University

Certificate in Jungian Therapy accredited by Middlesex University

Eight years experience of working in private practice, assisting adults with a multitude of emotional and mental health issues.

Placement Experience:

  • Working as a Child Play Therapist in school with A Place 2 Be in London Greenwich
  • Working as a Mental Health Therapist at Basildon Mind

Before embarking on a Psychotherapeutic Career and During:

I have ten years experience working in the education field, and through the public and charity sectors as an educator, trainer, and teacher.

Equally I have been delivering self-development and Healing Practices workshops, through groups and workshops/events, in my local area since 2008. This also combines my other training as an Energy Healing Practitioner, and Sound Therapist.

I shall soon be adding Jungian Sandtray therapy to my therapeutic tool kit.

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.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hypermobility Syndrome

POTS

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia

Fibromyalgia

Hormonal Imbalance

Menopause

Emigration

Spiritual Emergency

Abandonment

Intimacy Fears

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

Due to the current Coronavirus situation - I am now currently only offering remote sessions. This ensures your complete safety from becoming infected whilst visiting a premise, and it also means you can access therapy whilst in isolation.

These sessions are taken via Skype and are £40 for 50 minutes. You can also request telephone if you prefer. I have a busy practice but do have some spaces left available currently. I look forward to hearing from you.

When normal practice with face to face resumes, then Fees are £45 for 60 minute sessions

Reduced rates for counsellors in training and those in receipt of benefits.

I also provide telephone counselling for clients in the UK - please enquire.

Further information

I offer daytime appointments in my relaxing Calm Cabin, just off the seafront, ten minutes drive from the town centre. Evening appointments are on a Tuesday or Wednesday, but please enquire, because they are often filled. Daytime appointments are normally open. I also sometimes work from a second location, in a cosy, grade II listed building in Southend on Sea.

I take clients for weekly sessions. Please enquire for the latest regular openings for you to potentially join me.

Southend-on-Sea
Essex
SS3

Prittlewell House
30 East Street
Southend On Sea
Essex
SS2 6LH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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

Availability

Please contact me between 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Hanna Ehlers-Bond M.A. Registered MBACP MNCS (Acc) Integrative Psychotherapist

Hanna Ehlers-Bond M.A. Registered MBACP MNCS (Acc) Integrative Psychotherapist