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Hannah Gallager: MBACP; ( Accred & Registered) MSW; Bsc (Hons);

Clapham SW9 & London SE27 Registered / Accredited
Clapham SW9 & London SE27

About me

Hello,

I am a BACP Accredited and Registered psychotherapist/clinical supervisor with 14+ 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
  • stress
  • low self-esteem
  • family relationship problems
  • transgender issues
  • Shame
  • bereavement
  • self-harm
  • interpersonal difficulties
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • 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 on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

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 am also registered with the Health Care Professional Council and am currently in the process of doing my Senior Accreditation with the BACP.

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 and an enhanced DBS.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

For my sessions, I charge:

  • £75.00 for 50 minutes Individual Counselling.
  • £75.00 for 50 minutes Individual Supervision. (limited reduced spaces are offered to first year students in training)
  • Initial consultation is £112.50 for 75 minutes for both counselling and supervision.


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

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

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Further information

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

London
SE27

Clapham North
Clapham
SW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

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*

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

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. .

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Hannah Gallager: MBACP; ( Accred & Registered) MSW; Bsc (Hons);

Hannah Gallager: MBACP; ( Accred & Registered) MSW; Bsc (Hons);