Dr Hannah Cartmell
I will have capacity for new clients from March 2022
I primarily draw on Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis models of therapy to inform my work with clients. Most of my clinical practice focuses on exploration of relationship patterns. This includes the relationship you have with yourself, others and your surroundings and we delve into how this relates to the presenting challenges.
My approach is trauma informed as I work with people to understand the core experiences that have led to their difficulties. I utilise this approach as it is more likely to lead to the client experiencing long-lasting change and insight as opposed to pure focus on symptom management. Traumatic experiences consist of anything from a singular traumatic event or ongoing oppression through systemic, societal and family dynamics. In addition, my approach is also informed by systemic theory as I support my clients to become aware of and understand their experience of the systems around them (including family, work, culture, society) and how this has influenced their beliefs and contributed to their challenges.
The aim of my services is to support those I work with to create a life where they can be their most authentic selves. I provide an accessible and safe space which will support clients to explore and learn about themselves, so they are able to live the life they want. To do this I draw upon a variety of therapeutic and coaching models and skills. I offer support to individuals, teams, and organisations through engagement in therapy, coaching, workshops, training, supervision, and consultation.
My practice is driven by my personal and professional values. These core values are authenticity, transparency, integrity, freedom, and fun. This has been informed by my experience of studying leadership theory, clinical experience working with clients and what I have learnt through my own personal life experiences. I engage in regular supervision with a Consultant Clinical Psychologist to ensure I practice safely and develop my therapeutic skills accordingly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have 10 years’ experience working psychologically in a variety of settings. This includes inpatient NHS and private hospital settings, secondary and primary care and within the charity and voluntary sector. I currently work in an NHS Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing Service.
- DClinPsy Clinical Psychology
- BSc Undergraduate Degree in Psychology
Advanced Therapy Training:
- Post Graduate Certificate in Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (Low Intensity CBT)
- Diploma in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Transformational Life Coaching
- Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
- Advance Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming
- ILM Diploma level 5 in Workplace Coaching and Mentoring – in progress
Professional Registrations & Memberships:
HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) Practitioner Psychologist (PYL38712)
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I hold a passion for and a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced complex/developmental and relational trauma.