Dr Hannah Odendaal

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St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LF
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About me

I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I provide psychological therapy to help you live a more rewarding and fulfilling life.

Difficulties I typically work with include low mood, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and stress/burnout. I also have a specialist interest in the emotional impact of a physical health condition - this is my area of specialism in my NHS work. 

As I am trained in several treatment approaches, I can draw on these to suit therapy specifically for you and your difficulties. 

Starting therapy can be daunting. I am skilled in making you feel comfortable to talk about what you have been struggling with. I aim to create a space where you can understand yourself more, your relationships, emotions and patterns of thoughts.

I offer weekly 50 minute sessions. 

Please visit my website for more information. You can request a 10 minute call back to see if we are a good fit for each other. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology 
  • Professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

NHS experience

November 2022 - present

Clinical Psychologist - Department of Clinical Health Psychology, The Hillingdon Hospital, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

November 2021 - November 2022

Clinical Psychologist - Complex Headache Services, The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

September 2020 - September 2022

Trainee Clinical Psychologist - General Medicine and Chronic Pain Service, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, East London NHS Foundation Trust

April 2020 - September 2020

Trainee Clinical Psychologist - Paediatric Psychology, Bedford Hospital, East London NHS Foundation Trust

September 2019 - April 2022

Trainee Clinical Psychologist - Learning Disability Service, Hertfordshire Community NHS Foundation Trust

April 2019 - September 2019

Trainee Clinical Psychologist - Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

November 2018 - April 2019

Trainee Clinical Psychologist - Danesbury Neurological Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Hertfordshire Community NHS Foundation Trust

August 2017 - August 2018

Assistant Psychologist - Mid Bedfordshire Community Mental Health Team, East London NHS Foundation Trust

September 2016 - August 2017

Assistant Psychologist - Luton Crisis Team, East London NHS Foundation Trust

February 2015 - February 2016

Assistant Psychologist - South West Cleft Lip & Palate Service, Bristol Dental Hospital, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Member organisations

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • The emotional impact of a physical health condition (this is my specialism in my NHS work)
  • The impact of living with headache (I have worked at Headache Services at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square. This is national, specialist service for people with complex headache conditions)
  • The impact of chronic pain
  • Feelings stuck in your life / reduced sense of purpose or meaning

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£120.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Cigna
  • Vitality

Additional information

Self-funding and most major private medical insurers accepted.

I offer online and face-to-face therapy. I am based at The Workstation St Albans at Censeo House (6 St Peter's St, St Albans AL1 3LF). 

Book a call back on my website for a free 10 minute consultation to see if we're a good fit.


Further information

Research & publications

I co-authored: O'Sullivan N, de Bezenac C, Piovesan A, Cutler H, Corcoran R, Fenyvesi D, Bertamini M. I Am There … but Not Quite: An Unfaithful Mirror That Reduces Feelings of Ownership and Agency. Perception. 2018 Feb;47(2):197-215. doi: 10.1177/0301006617743392. Epub 2017 Nov 21. PMID: 29161965.
Doctoral thesis: “Narratives of NHS nurses working in intensive care units during the COVID-19 Pandemic”. I am currently writing this for publication.

6 St. Peters Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3LF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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