Hannah D'Souza MBACP (IdentityTherapies)
We often prioritise our physical health; taking trips to the GP when feeling unwell. However we can also seek support for our mental health, instead of leaving ourselves to feel low, anxious, unfulfilled or helpless.
At identity therapies I uphold the understanding that one style of therapy cannot possibly match all identities, which is why I have trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.
When counselling I use but am not confined to the following approaches:
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT):This therapy is most beneficial for eradicating negative thoughts, patterns and behaviours. It focuses on practical ways to improve your current issues and anxieties. In doing so it allows you to maintain a healthier more fulfilling lifestyle.
Psychodynamic approach: This therapy focuses on the effect that your early experiences have had on your present life and how they have shaped who you are today. By working through any unresolved issues you are able to let go of negative past experiences and build healthier relationships with yourself and others.
Person-centred approach: This therapy allows you to recognise your true identity and full potential through self-awareness. It provides you with a space to be heard, understood and not judged. Ultimately you are able to build healthier relationships whilst better understanding who you are.
Please give me a call, text or email to make an enquiry or arrange a 50 minute consultation where we can talk about some of the issues that you would like to work through. From here we can decide the style of therapy that's best for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP Accredited)
Diploma in Counselling Skills Working with Children (CPCAB Accredited)
BSc Psychology Undergraduate Honours Degree (BPS Accredited)
Trained in IAPTUS
For the past few years I have been providing safe, non-judgemental and professional 1-1 counselling within the NHS for those experiencing mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, eating disorders), upsetting physical health conditions, difficult life events (e.g. bereavement), difficult emotions and other issues (e.g. sexual identity). I am trained to work with clients of all risk-levels including those who are high-risk/suicidal.
I am also employed as a Student Counsellor where I offer young people in schools a safe confidential space filled with empathy and acceptance to share and work through any personal issues they may be facing.
Alongside these roles I run a private practice providing both short and long-term therapeutic support for adults, young people and couples. I practice integratively, tailoring the therapy to suit the needs of each client, whilst building a strong therapeutic relationship.
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
Individual Counselling: £55-£65
Couples Counselling: £90
Concessionary rates of £40-£50 are also offered to students and those on benefits or a low income. Please get in contact for further information.