Dr Hannah Farr
I am a qualified Chartered Clinical Psychologist based in Marlborough (Wiltshire) and Faringdon (Oxfordshire). I offer private and confidential assessment and treatment for adults, couples and adolescents who are experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. I have extensive experience of working with complex mental health difficulties. I pride myself on offering a warm and inviting space for you to feel able to discuss your problems with me.
What to expect when you contact me
I will contact you via phone or email to gather brief information about your current experiences and answer any questions you may have.If we both agree it would be helpful I will invite you to attend an assessment session so I can develop a better understanding of your problems. Towards the end of the assessment session I will provide recommendations for work I think would be beneficial based on the information you have given me.Going forward I will work with you to manage the challenges you are experiencing.
I recognise that when you come to see me it will have been after some careful thought and understandably for many people they feel anxious talking about their personal lives to someone they don’t know.I will aim to put you at ease by providing an empathic, independent, non-judgemental space to talk about your problems.
Once I have a better understanding of the challenges you are facing, we will spend time working together to understand how you have come to this point in your life and how you could manage things in a way that works better for you. Coming to see me will provide you with the space to think about making changes and give you individualised support to carry out any changes when you feel ready.
What difficulties do I work with?
I have experience working with a spectrum of life challenges, from people who are finding it challenging to manage day-to-day life to those who have more ongoing difficulties. I have experience working with individuals, couples, families, parents, carers and teams. Some of the mental health difficulties I work with are as follows:
- Low self-esteem
- Low mood
- Relationship difficulties
- Brain injury
- Bipolar disorder
- Personality disorders
- Sexual abuse
- People with criminal histories and mental health challenges
Training, qualifications & experience
I have obtained the following formal qualifications:
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
MSc Health PsychologyBSc (Joint Hons)
Psychology and Social Anthropology
I have worked in several settings in my career including charities, the private sector and the NHS. I have worked therapeutically with adolescents experiencing mood disorders to brain injury, and with adults experiencing difficulties from mood disorders to psychosis and personality disorders.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£115 for an initial assessment
£95 per individual therapy session
£115 per couple therapy session
Medico-legal reports (price on enquiry)
Consultation services (price on enquiry)
On average people usually require about 6 – 10 therapy sessions.Of course, everyone is different and how many sessions will depend on several factors including what problems you are facing. Discussions about the number of sessions needed will be ongoing throughout the work we do together.