Hannah Chrystal - Addictions Therapist
Are you struggling with your substance use? or need support with certain behaviours such as sex, relationships or gambling?
You might be caught up in behaviours or thought processes that you learned from a young age that are causing you pain, or you might have had experiences that have been challenging to process. I will encourage you to express your feelings, emotions and experiences in an open, compassionate and non-judgmental way. I will also offer some directive support to help you tackle your addiction with focus on your triggers and daily life challenges, allowing you a safe and non-judgmental space where you can talk and explore difficult or uncomfortable experiences or feelings.
I use a combination of modalities to help you with your addiction and will support you through every step. I have been working with Addiction and mental health for the past ten years and currently manage an all female drug and alcohol service for the Amy Winehouse Foundation in East London.I have also completed specialist training in Addiction Psychology, Sex Addiction Counselling and specialise Women & Young people specific issues. I have also worked within various complex mental health services in London and have extensive experience working with people with mental health diagnosis. I am passionate about supporting people to achieve their goal of living a life free of addiction and have witnessed many people achieve this.
I currently run a private therapy practice in North and Central London. I work with both individuals and groups. I can offer either Skype or Face to Face Sessions and work with a range of modalities to provide excellent care and support to enable all those suffering from addictive disorders to achieve their goal of reduction or abstinence based recovery.
I can support you with the following:
- Sex Addiction
- Relationship issues
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Low self esteem
- Lack of meaning and purpose in life
- Family Issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed an MSc and PGDip in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling and have also completed various training such as Mental Health First Aid and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults.
I currently work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation managing their young persons female addiction recovery service. Prior to this I worked for a number of different services such as Complex Mental Health Supported Accommodation, The international Conference for Addiction and Associated Disorders and Young Person Homeless services.
- Post Graduate Diploma - Addiction Psychology and Counselling
- Level 5 Diploma - Sex Addiction Therapy
- Level 2 Mental Health First Aid
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- BEAT Eating Disorder training
I am a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP), BACP, COSRT, ATSAC which means that I am bound by their code of ethics.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- LGBT issues
One To Ones £65.00 Per session
Group Sessions - £30.00 per session. Advanced booking is required.
To ensure my services are accessible I offer concessions to those on a low income.
The next group begins in March. Please email for further information. group are held on a Friday. Daytime and evening slots are available.