Hannah Hipwell MA MBACP
Hello, my name is Hannah and I'm a qualified Integrative Counsellor with a Master of Arts from the University of Roehampton. This means that I have been trained in three different therapeutic models; Humanistic, CBT and the Psychodynamic approach, allowing me to tailor the way in which I work to best meet the needs of my client.
At the heart of my practice is the emphasis I place on the therapeutic relationship and our sessions together will be a collaborative process of self exploration where warmth, understanding and empathy provide the basis of my work.
The concept of approaching a stranger and exploring your inner most feelings and emotions can feel very alien but therapy can provide a safe and facilitated space to explore yourself without judgement. Whether you are dealing with relationship issues, the loss of a loved one, coping with anxiety, depression or stress, therapy can help you take a step back and explore your emotions in a safe and contained way.
My role as a therapist is to create a space and relationship in which you feel able to openly explore and reflect upon your emotions. By using my expertise this will enable us to find a path forwards which feels right for you as an individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.
I have also completed a Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills from the Gestalt Centre - London.
I have worked within a number of organisations including Hospice in the Weald as a bereavement counsellor, the NHS as part of their Time to Talk counselling team and also within the education field as a student counsellor.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £55 per session which is 50 minutes long.
Initial sessions are one hour fifteen minutes long, allowing me to gain a deeper understanding of your needs and what you hope to gain from our sessions together. This is also charged at £55.
I also offer walking therapy sessions at a handful of rural locations on the Kent/Sussex boarder. These are one hour long and are also charged at £60.