Dr Hannah Howes, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years experience working in the NHS as a Psychologist. I have worked with people across the lifespan but now focus on adults with mental health and well-being concerns. I can work with many of the difficulties that arise from modern city living, such as anxiety, depression, stress related concerns, low self esteem, parenting and relationship issues, domestic abuse and trauma, the psychological impact of physical health conditions and disabilities.
I offer individualised assessment, formulation and treatment of Psychological distress. I use an integrative model that may draw on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to suit the individual. All of the therapies I use are based on a strong evidence base of research, and are time limited typically 6-16 sessions. Embedded within my practice is Systemic Therapy which considers the influence of the environment, age, gender, sexuality, community and culture.
Training, qualifications & experience
My journey into Clinical Psychology started in Wales where I gained my Psychology Degree at the University of Wales, Swansea in 2000. I gained my PhD in Psychology from the same institution in 2005. I then went onto to train vocationally as a Clinical Psychologist. Clinical Psychologists are mental health professionals who have doctoral level training in working psychologically across the lifespan. I undertook my Clinical Doctorate at Cardiff University between 2005-2008. As part of my training and ongoing development I have attended therapy myself.
During my 16 years working as a NHS Psychologist I have worked in inpatient and outpatient settings. Most recently I have worked as a Clinical Psychologist in Community Mental Health Services at the Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust and for the East London Foundation Trust. During my career I have lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students at Bath Spa University and the University of East London. I am registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) as a practitioner psychologist and as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
- Howes, H., Mills, D.D. 2015. Compassionate mindfulness for staff in CAMHS. Clinical Psychology Forum.
- McFarlane, F., Howes, H. 2012. Narrative approaches to group work: using the tree of life in a child and adolescent mental health service. Context. 120. 22-25.
- Breton, S., Harrison, L., Howes, H. 2008. Introducing mindfulness in an adult mental health setting. Clinical Psychology Forum. 184. 23-27.
- Howes, H., Workman, L. 2007. Male and female brains. Psychology Review. 12. 3. 17-22.
- Howes, H., Benton, D., Edwards, S. 2005. Female body image following acquired brain injury. Brain Injury. 19. 6.403-416.
- Howes, H. Benton, D.Edwards, S. 2005. Male body image following acquired brain injury. Brain Injury. 19. 2.179-197.
- Howes, H.Benton, D., Edwards, S. 2005. Women’s experience of brain injury; an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Psychology and Health. 20.1.129-142.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £110 per 50 mins for individuals who fund themselves. Sessions cancelled with less than 24 hours notice or not attended are charged. I am registered with insurance companies and accept payment through their terms. If you wish to use your insurance you may wish to check whether you require a General Practitioner (GP) referral.
If you would like to find out more please send me an e-mail to arrange an initial 10-15 minute call to see if we can work together. We need to make sure I am able to help with your concerns and if not, if there is someone else better suited to you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Clinic available on Friday
Types of client