Dr Hannah Howes
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 17 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, race, heritage, community and culture.
Due to current national health considerations I am offering online therapy at present. However my practice clinic for face to face when this becomes advisable again is in East London. Members of the LGBT community are welcome. I can offer work with adults as individuals or couples. I also offer parent/infant work as well as parenting support.
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 17 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 taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at Bath Spa University, City 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.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
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.
Concessions available for NHS and frontline workers.
Currently offering online therapy.
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.