Hannah Mantle [Ad Dip. PC, MNCS Accred.]
My name is Hannah and I am a National Counselling Society [NCS] accredited counsellor and psychotherapist offering a creative environment in which you can be listened to, heard and supported on a journey of change.
'Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.'
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
About Me & Revolution:
I consider myself a change-maker, which is why my private practice is called 'Revolution'; I wanted a strong word associated with transformation to reflect what I aim to empower my clients to attain.
If you're here reading this, it may be because something in you is telling you that it's time to seek some help in making sense of things in your life. It might be that you're feeling overwhelmed and can't see the wood for the trees, or that you feel 'stuck' and need to find a new way to be. It may even be that you feel paralysed by anxiety or low self-esteem and you want to gain control over your thoughts and emotions and begin to grow again. It might also be that you are a trainee counsellor seeking to build up your own experience of therapy.
Whatever it is that has brought you to this point, it's a desire in you to self-heal and to grow, and it's that seed of self-awareness that I will work with you to develop. My goal with clients is to nurture in them the belief that they are capable of positive change, and that they are capable of starting their own revolution in their emotions, thoughts and actions.
'the curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am , then I change' - Carl Rogers, taken from 'On Becoming a Person'
Why pay to talk to me, when you've got plenty of friends to talk to?
Well, it's a damned good question! The thing that counselling provides you with that just talking to your friends and family members can't is confidentiality and a non-judgmental environment. In our sessions, I'm not there to put my two-pence worth in or to play the expert; I'll work beside you as a human being who will give you their complete attention. The time that you spend with me will be 100% about you, and you'll have the time and space to truly explore your thoughts and feelings.
How I Work
I am trained in active listening so I will take time to ensure you feel understood and listened to. My approach is integrative, which means that during the course of our sessions, I will choose the best 'tools' from an extensive toolkit of theories and techniques to help you with the issues you bring to the room. Due to my interests in Drama, English Literature and Art, I tend towards quite dynamic techniques which really help you to get inside of the issues you face. If you feel you'd like to, I can also draw on hypnotherapy techniques to consolidate the work we do. I have a GREAT range of Sharpies to do CBT style work with.
My aim will be to help you to attain clarity in regards to your thoughts and feelings, and to deepen your awareness of the patterns in your life which might be keeping you 'stuck' or in a cycle of anxiety. I will aim to help you experiment with new ways of being you or equip you with strategies which will reduce your anxiety, raise your confidence and allow you to invite positive change into your life.
I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society which, just like BACP, is a regultory body that represents a high standard of professionalism and experience. I work according to their ethical and professional standards. I attend regular supervision sessions with an experienced supervisor to ensure that my work is safely carried out. I hold full liability insurance.
What I offer:
I offer clients individual face-to-face sessions, or couples counselling, in two locations in Fleet, Hampshire. I also work via Skype for people who find it difficult to travel far or live elsewhere in the UK. The location we meet in will be dependent on the time slot we agree.
Counselling can take different amounts of time for different people. It is usual, however, for clients to agree an initial contract for 6-8 weeks then review their progress towards their goals at the end of that time and re-contract if they wish and if necessary. In regards to fees, I offer a pay-as-you-go option or the opportunity to purchase blocks of sessions.
In counselling the relationship is everything; the relationship we develop in our sessions will act like a mirror to your world beyond the therapy room, so it's important for you to feel like I'm the right person for you to work with. Therefore, if you'd like to chat to me about your needs and what I can do for you, I offer a no-obligation 60 minute Taster Session for a reduced fee of £35. This will give you a chance to sample the environment in which I work and get a sense of my personality as a counsellor.
For those who just want some one off advice, or just prefer to write things down, I offer an online Agony Aunt service, whereby you can email your problem at a cost of £10 and receive a detailed email response.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Dip Hyp CS)
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Dip CP)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Ad Dip CP)
PGCE: secondary ed.
I have been treating clients in private practice for issues such as stress and anxiety, insomnia, depression, relationship issues and coming to terms with change for the past 3 years.
My 15 year career in teaching saw me start out as a Learning Support Assistant before moving on to being a secondary school teacher and, finally, an A Level teacher. This gives me a great deal of empathy for those working in education as well as a deep understanding of the challenges that students face. My background in education means that I enjoy working with young adults and adults alike.
Continuing Professional Development [CPD]:
In line with the ethical requirements of my regulatory body [the NCS], I undertake 30 hours of CPD a year in order to continue building my knowledge and skills. Below are some of the workshops I have attended recently:
- Couples Counselling Toolkit - with S J Mason/ The Counselling Academy
- Working with Men: with Synergy Counselling
- Anger & Aggression Management: with The Centre of Excellence
- Law of Attraction - Foundation level: with the LOAC Academy
- Law of Attraction - Level 2: with the LOAC Academy
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Photos & videos
- Free telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes
- 60 minute Taster Session: £35
Follow up sessions are payable on a pay-as-you-go [PAYG] basis or via blocks. Blocks are available to buy only after a Taster Session has been undertaken:
FOLLOW UP SESSIONSFOR INDVIDUALS [prices below also apply to Skype sessions]:
- 60 minute individual follow-up sessions: £50 per session [PAYG]
- Block of 3: £135 [saving of 10%]
- Block of 6: £270 [saving of 10%]
- See below for trainee counsellor rates
FOLLOW UP SESSIONS FOR COUPLES:
- 60 minute follow ups couples: £60 [PAYG]
- Block of 3: £160 [saving of 10%]
- Block of 6: £320 [saving of 10%]
- 60 minute Taster Session: £35
- 60 minute follow up sessions: £40 PAYG
- Block of 6: £210 [saving of 12.5%
Ask Mrs M: Online Agony Aunt Service:
- £10 [see my website for full details]
I have special interest in change: I love helping people who are feeling 'stuck' or feeling as though they've 'lost' themselves to rediscover their direction in life and rediscover who they are. I tend to see a lot of new mothers who are making the transition between career and motherhood, for example, as well as a lot of clients trying to make sense of the relationships in their life and who are seeking to break out of old patterns. If you're going through any sort of change in your life, I'd be excited to work with you.
I also have a special interest in working with stress and anxiety, rasing self esteem, and relationships.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sessions I hold at Fleet Osteopathic Clinic are NOT wheelchair accessible as it is an old Victorian building, however, sessions I hold at Woodlands are more easily accessible as it is a ground floor flat.
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9.00pm Friday: 8am - 7.00pm Saturday: 9am-12 noon [evening slots dependent on room availability]
Types of client