Dr Hannah Cartmell

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.

Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsych) & EMDR Therapist
No current availability
No current availability

This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

Leeds LS8 & Wakefield WF1
No current availability
No current availability

This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

**I am not available for new clients**

Clinical Speciality

I specialise in supporting clients who have experienced complex, relational and developmental trauma. 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 practice with the understanding of how trauma impacts on the mind and body. 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.

My Approach

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

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. In my last NHS post, which I left in March 2022, I worked in a Occupational Health and Staff Wellbeing Service.

Formal qualifications:

  • DClinPsy Clinical Psychology
  • BSc Undergraduate Degree in Psychology

Advanced Therapy Training:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Psychotherapy
  • 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

Professional Registrations & Memberships:
HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) Practitioner Psychologist (PYL38712)

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.

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I hold a passion for and a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced complex/developmental and relational trauma. 


£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA
  • BUPA

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8

Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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

Online platforms



In person

I am able to offer supervision to those who are interested in pulling on a range of psychological theories and therapy models to reflect on and develop their clinical practice.

View supervision profile

Dr Hannah Cartmell
Dr Hannah Cartmell