Dr Hannah Cartmell (Clinical Psychologist; DClinPsych)
The majority of my clinical practice focuses on exploration of relationship patterns. This includes the relationships one has with themselves, others and their surroundings and delve into how this relates to the presenting challenges. I consider my approach to be trauma informed as I work with my clients to understand the core experiences that has 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 oppose to pure focus on symptom management. Anyone can experience trauma. Traumatic experiences consist of anything from a singular traumatic event or ongoing oppression through systemic, societal, and family dynamics.
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.
Professional Ethos & Development
As a qualified Clinical Psychologist every aspect of my practice is driven by my personal and professional values. These core values are authenticity, transparency, honesty, growth, and communication. 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 am committed to my own personal and professional development as this equips me to be the best practitioner I can be. I do this through engaging in my own supervision and personal therapy, reflective practice, CPD events and ongoing learning.
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.
My professional qualifications include:
- Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
- Post Graduate Certificate in Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (Low Intensity CBT)
- BSc Undergraduate Degree in Psychology
- Diploma in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Life Transformational 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
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Areas of counselling I deal with