Dr Hannah Cowan,Chartered Clinical Psychologist, DclinPsy, PGDipCBT
Please note that I am not taking on new clients currently.
Hello and a warm welcome to you. My name is Dr Hannah Cowan and I am a Clinical Psychologist. I provide compassionate, confidential and effective evidence based psychological assessment and therapy, for adults, young people and children, who are experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties.
With over ten years of experience, my fundamental aim is to help to reduce the emotional distress that you, your loved one or family are experiencing. This is done by using evidence based therapies that are proven to help you to live a more fulfilled and enhanced life.
I believe that as humans we all experience some level of emotional distress; whether it is anxiety about a job interview, depression after a relationship break down or stress due to the demands of life. However, for some of us, this emotional distress can seem to stay for longer than we would like, have no identifiable cause, can seem to get worse or can leave us feeling in ‘limbo’, disempowered and feeling that we can’t cope with the demands of life.
I believe that everyone has the strength and courage to overcome their difficulties, even when this seems impossible to you. Once we begin to understand our difficulties and where they have come from, we can start to work towards overcoming these and learning to manage these emotional experiences in new ways.
At least one in four of us is likely to experience a mental health difficulty at some point in our lives and at times, people can often think that feeling depressed, anxious or worried means that they have failed in life or that they are weak. This can mean that a lot of people do not talk about how they feel or seek the appropriate support to help them. Seeing a psychologist does not mean that you are weak or a failure, in fact, the courage that you have, to have searched for a psychologist, means that you have recognised that you need support and have taken the first step to overcoming your difficulties. You do not have to face these alone anymore.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have extensive experience of working with adults, children, young people and families who are experiencing emotional distress, behavioural difficulties and children and young people with a physical health condition difficulties as well as working with adults with dementia.
Prior to qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) with adults with a range of mental health difficulties.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with The British Psychological Society and I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.
I possess a Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at Staffordshire and Keele Universities, a BA (with Honours) in Psychology with Counselling Skills at The University of Liverpool/ Chester and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (PGDipCBT) at The University of Birmingham.
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
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee for individual therapy is £100 per session.
Health Insurance Providers:
I am registered with various insurance providers including:
- AXA PPP
I offer a free initial 15 minute telephone consultation where we will briefly talk about your difficulties, how therapy might help reduce these and if I am the right psychologist for you.
If you then feel that you would like you arrange an appointment with me, we can do this during your initial phone call.
Should you require urgent and immediate support, please contact your GP in the first instance as I do not offer emergency or urgent appointments.
I adhere to my professional code of conduct around confidentiality. This applies to all communication via telephone and email and during therapy appointments. I will always maintain the confidentiality of clients and what is discussed and shared in therapy is confidential.
However, in certain circumstances where it is believed there was a significant risk (e.g. suicide, child protection, harm to others) we may have to contact other professionals (e.g. your GP/Social Services/Police). We will always inform you if we need to contact other services and we will endeavour to work with you and to gain your consent to do this. However, in certain cases, we will need to contact other professionals with or without your consent for the safety of yourself and others.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me and I look forward to hearing from you, so that we can begin working together to help you overcome your current difficulties.
Dr Hannah Cowan, Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BA HONS, PGDipCBT, DclinPsy)