Hannah Galvin

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Exeter, Devon, EX4
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About me

I'm qualified to work with children, adolescents and adults and I like to work across all ages. Both were high level trainings and were underpinned by psychoanalytic theory. My training as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist gave me a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of child development.

My psychoanalytic orientation means I believe in a curious, exploratory approach and I think early life experiences are often relevant to our development and adult lives. I'm open to the idea that our states of mind and relationships can be influenced by unconscious factors.

Psychotherapy can be brief, medium term or long-term and the frequency varies from once weekly to several times per week. Adults are seen individually, either in person or on a remote basis. Children and young people may also be seen face-to-face or on a remote basis for psychotherapy. Sometimes I work with parents to think about their children and sometimes there will be a combination of child and parent work.

An initial consultation will enable us to think about whether an assessment would be worthwhile and following that, treatment can begin or other recommendations will be made. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctoral level training in child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapy. This is a NHS training at the Tavistock and Portman Trust. Clinical experience took place within a CAMHS clinic. I'm a full member of the ACP (Association of Child Psychotherapists). I also have experience of working for a charity as a child psychotherapist.

I have a MA level qualification in Psychodynamic Counselling from the University of Reading. I have experience of working with adults within the NHS and privately. I also worked for an addiction service. 

Member organisations

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.

Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)

The ACP is the registering body for NHS trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists. ACP members undergo a minimum 6 year training; two years at Masters level then 4 years full-time clinical in the NHS qualifying in a Doctorate Level course. Full members are able to work with neonates, mothers & babies, parents & toddlers, primary school age children & adolescents. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£70.00 per session

Additional information

£70 for a fifty minute session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Exeter, Devon, EX4

Type of session

In person
Hannah Galvin
Hannah Galvin