Hannah Aspell

Verified Professional Verified Professional
Verified Professional

Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.

MA. Dip. MBACP.
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist and I offer individual therapy to clients over the age of 16. Therapy offers the opportunity for you to talk about the difficulties that may be causing you emotional distress and that you feel you cannot manage on your own. I offer the space to do this in an open and confidential way that is rarely possible with friends and family. This may include exploring how earlier childhood experiences might be influencing how you react/respond to certain situations. The range of difficulties that you face might include relationships issues (intimate, family, social), mental health issues, sexual issues, anxiety, depression, anger, and stress.

Whatever your reasons for considering therapy; finding the right therapist is crucial. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space for you to explore your needs and the personal circumstances that have brought you to therapy. We will look at what you hope to gain and how we may work together to help you to achieve your goals. If you do decide to continue onto ongoing therapy I offer weekly sessions or twice a week sessions.

I am an integrative psychotherapist and my approach fits around the needs and personal circumstances of each person I work with. Integrative psychotherapy combines elements drawn from different schools of psychological theory and research. My practice is predominately informed by psychodynamic, relational and attachment theory. I draw on ideas from humanistic and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and all of my work is underpinned with a trauma informed model.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been working as a psychotherapist and counsellor for the past 9 years. I have experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues that include relationship issues, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, neurodiversity, personality disorders, anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.

Qualifications

  • MBT Basic Training - Narcissism
  • MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Experience

Brighton Therapy Centre. Offering open-ended individual therapy with adults (18+) with complex mental health issues.

St Thomas Fund - CGL. Individual therapy with adults in recovery from drug misuse and addiction.

As You Are - Offering assessments and Individual therapy with adults (18+). Facilitate psycho-educational anger management groups – helping participants to identify anger triggers, learn mindfulness and de-stressing techniques

Coastal West Sussex Eating Disorder Peer Support Service. Provide and facilitate peer support group for individuals affected by eating disorders and problem eating

YMCA Downslink - Dialogue. Individual therapy with young people (13 – 25 years). 10 week contracts requiring me to effectively use a Brief Solution Focused approach.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice. I regularly attend courses to support my Continued Professional Development (CDP).

Member organisations

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

I charge a fee of £70 per session. Sessions usually last for 50 minutes and are weekly or twice a week. I can offer evening and daytime sessions.

When I work

Available during the day and evening.

Further information

Fully insured.

Clear Enhanced DBS.

ICO registered

Mind Garden, 56 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4SQ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access
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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Hannah Aspell
Hannah Aspell