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MBACP; ( Accred & Registered) MSW; Bsc (Hons)

About me

Hello,

I am a BACP Accredited and Registered psychotherapist/clinical supervisor with 15+ years experience of working with individuals within different voluntary settings and private practice, working with young people as well as the older adult population suffering from both short and long-term multi-dimensional problems and psychological difficulties.

I specialise in a range of psychological difficulties including:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • low self-esteem
  • family relationship problems
  • Racism
  • Shame
  • bereavement
  • self-harm
  • interpersonal difficulties
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Divorce
  • homelessness
  • Domestic violence.

My clinical background is in Integrative Counselling; encompassing the Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, CBT (following the NICE guidelines) and Solution Focused therapy.

My counselling service is flexible and offers both day and evening counselling sessions from Monday to Saturday.

Intense Block Short-term Therapy via - Skype

I offer 6 or 12 block therapy sessions for clients who are extremely busy and cannot attend weekly sessions due to work commitments. These sessions are only available in the evening from Monday to Saturday at 8.pm if available. Please note an initial consultation takes place to assess suitability for these block sessions.

The counselling sessions I offer are tailored to each individual and are offered in a non-judgemental, safe environment. The length of commitment to counselling is collaboratively negotiated by the client and myself from the onset and reviewed regularly.

If you have any questions or would like to book your first appointment please send me an email here

Training, qualifications & experience

The training qualifications I have obtained in my specialist area as a psychotherapist/clinical supervisor/Social Worker is:

  • Higher Certificate in Counselling Skills at Birkbeck University.
  • A BSc degree in Integrative Counselling, at Roehampton University.
  • A Masters in Social Work at Kingston University.
  • A Diploma in Integrative Counselling Supervision at OCN.

I have a number of years experience as a lecturer in my specialist area in Counselling Theory and Skills at both Level 2, 3 and 4 at a Further Educational College. Noting this, I have completed an Advance Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector with Canterbury Christchurch University (PGCE).

I have offered my services to Arlington Homeless (One Housing Group) Hostel in Camden for 6 years, implementing and providing an external psychotherapy service to the residents under Counselling in Clapham. Most of the residents I worked with were faced with a number of complex needs ranging from, drug and alcohol problems, self-harm, domestic violence, hopelessness, discrimination, transgender problems and different diagnosis of mental health problems, such as Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder, etc.

I also support organisations who employees need support surrounding their mental well-being.

Other successful psychotherapy projects I have implemented and managed under Counselling in Clapham are:-

  • One Housing Group's Young Peoples Services in Tower Hamlets (pilot 2016). A 12 week Assessment Centre, providing counselling support for vulnerable young people who suffered from medium to complex mental health problems and were transitioning from leaving care.
  • Lewisham Homeless Service (pilot 2016/17) - providing counselling support for 16 to 21-year-olds who had medium needs, were transitioning from leaving care and the Youth Offending system.
  • Battersea Mimosa Support Group for Women - providing psychotherapy to women who had experienced domestic violence, relationship problems, low self-confidence. Most of the referrals came from Wandsworth Hestia Support Services and self-referrals from women living in the Wandsworth community.

I have worked within a variety of voluntary sectors, as a Clinical Manager, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, such as:

  • Psychodynamic Youth Counselling Service;
  • Pupil Referral Unit for young people excluded from the mainstream secondary schools;
  • Southwark College Counselling service;
  • Private Practice;
  • Homelessness - Arlington in Camden, Whites Row in Hackney and Lewisham;
  • Mimosa Women's Counselling Service;
  • The Awareness Centre in Clapham

I receive regular clinical supervision with a BACP registered psychotherapist. I also have Professional Civil Liability Insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

For my sessions, I charge:

  • Between £75.00 to £80.00 for 50 minutes Individual Counselling weekly
  • £75.00 for 50 minutes Individual Supervision.
  • Initial consultation is £112.50 for 75 minutes (a one-off payment) for both counselling and supervision which is not refundable if you cancel.


If you have any questions surrounding concessions or would like to book your first appointment please send me an email here

Please note Skype and telephone sessions are only available at present not face-to-face due to the Coronavirus.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Please feel free to email me any time and leave a message with some brief context and your telephone number. *If I do not respond right away, this maybe due to being in with clients*

Further information

Please note my private practice is based in Clapham North, near Clapham North station, which falls under SW9.

Clapham North, Clapham, SW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype

Supervision

In person
Phone

I am a qualified clinical supervisor who offers individual and group supervision to a number of professionals ranging from students in training, support workers, social workers and counsellors.

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Hannah Gallager

Hannah Gallager