Hannah Perry BA (Hons) MBACP
Let's be honest-life can sometimes get relentlessly tough. You may have a lot of stress in your life and not a particularly supportive network of people around you. Past life experiences may have had a negative impact on who you are today, or it may be a current situation that's causing you distress. Talking things through with a supportive and confidential counsellor may be exactly what you need to make some important changes. It can be a daunting prospect but as you will see from my testimonials below, I aim to make sessions as comfortable and relaxed as possible. I am not here to judge, just to help.
I integrate aspects from different therapeutic approaches to assist the counselling process. There is no 'one size fits all' approach with counselling so I tailor my interventions dependant on what you bring and what you need.
I run my practice from home in Horsham, although I have worked in various counselling agencies over the last 10 years as well. You can have as many or as little amount of sessions that you require. We will do various reviews along the way to check in on progress and any areas that still need addressing.
Training, qualifications & experience
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills (Guildford College)
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (Guildford College)
NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory (Guildford College) 2008
Foundation Degree in Counselling (Guildford College) BACP Approved 2008-2010
Bachelor of Honours Degree in Counselling 2:1 (Guildford College-validated by the University of Greenwich) 2011
Narcissists and Their Children: Made not Born
Safetalk - Suicide Alertness
Working With Clients Who Have Poor Body Esteem
Full Samaritans training
Working with Children & Young People
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their professional code of ethics. I am also a member of the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Free 20 minute no obligation meeting, which gives you the opportunity to see whether you would like to engage in the counselling process with me.
- Individuals = Initial Assessment £55, £45 per session thereafter.
- Sessions last for 50 minutes.
- I offer long or short term therapy based on the individual's needs.
- Counsellors in training are welcome and a lower rate can be negotiated in these circumstances.
- Free parking is available on the road outside my premises.
"Looking back at when I first started counselling, 2 years ago from now, I realise how destructive I was as a person and how lacking in positivity my life was; not for any reason, but because of a negative and habitual mind set that I had become stuck in and prisoner of. Hannah helped me talk through my issues and find the reasons behind why I was feeling that way in order to address them emotionally and subjectively. It taught me that counselling is about the small subtle changes in a person over time rather than drastic leaps. Small revelations are the most important. It was a safe, trusting environment and I wouldn’t be as strong and as grounded a person as I am today without her nor have such a confident and optimistic outlook on life"., B (18)
"I came to Hannah seeking help, with a feeling of deep sadness! Having come home from America after just 7 weeks, what I planned to be my life for the next 4 years, I felt emotionless and heartbroken. I tried very hard to fight off the feelings of sadness etc but it wasn’t something I knew I could easily fix on my own, nor forget. I went to Hannah seeking someone to talk to in confidence and who could support me in ways a close friend or family couldn’t. I am grateful for all the help Hannah gave me when I needed it most and I can say that I have turned my life around and will be going to university this year, despite all that has happened." L., (20)
"I never thought I could make such progress in only 9 months. I’ve suffered from bouts of depression, confusion and anxiety throughout most of my adolescence, often resorting to alcohol in recent years for comfort or stress release. I began to think that I would never be able to escape from the cycle. As I’m nearing 20, I’m not completely 100%, but I feel so much better about myself and confident that I am able to tackle my adult years head on with tools which Hannah has taught me. I would always look forward to my sessions with Hannah as I was able to talk about simple day-to-day as well as deep personal issues to someone completely impartial. She was friendly, easy to talk to, non-judgemental and extremely helpful." L., (19)
"Hannah is an incredibly professional counsellor. She really helped me get through my depression when things felt at their worst. She is very understanding and I felt comfortable enough to tell her everything I had on my mind. She was very reassuring and put my mind at ease by explaining why I was feeling the way I was. Hannah has helped improve all aspects of my life, she has made me have a more positive outlook on life. I cannot thank you enough" C., (25)
"Hannah was very easy to talk to, very insightful and thought provoking. The sessions always went quickly and helped me to understand and tackle some of my issues. I feel more confident and empowered to progress into a happier future. Thank you Hannah." J., (43)
"I was anxious at first about going to counselling, because I had been to counselling before and did not see any improvements. However, when I came to see Hannah, I knew I had made the right decision. At the start, I was suffering from anxiety surrounding my university work and I felt like I needed to speak to someone about it, in addition to my family and friends. Hannah was very welcoming and understanding, which made it easy to talk about my issues and learn to overcome them. I would like to thank Hannah for all of the help she has given me and I would definitely recommend her as a counsellor." L., (19)
"I reached possibly the lowest point of my life and decided that some help may be needed. After 1 session with Hannah I found it was a good way to release your emotions. For me, I felt I had exhausted talking to my friends and family, and it was a good way to look at my troubles and overcome them. I have already recommended a friend to go and see Hannah, and I will definitely recommend her to anybody with troubles. I didn't think I would ever get back to being myself but Hannah has finally helped me to achieve that. Thank you" A., (24)
"I found counselling very beneficial as it made me analyse my behaviour and put things into perspective. Hannah is a great listener and also very supportive. I found the process very rewarding and would recommend Hannah as a counsellor." C., (35)
" I knew I'd got to a place where I needed outside help. Initially I was a little unsure as previously counselling many years ago had proved unsuccessful and pointless. I found Hannah very easy to talk to. She understood my needs and was able to guide me through a difficult period of my life, which I had let build up, trying to bury feelings away and pretending I could cope by ignoring them and not dealing with them head on, or look at why they happened. I needed support and Hannah was there for me. I was able to have my appointments around my busy work schedule and always felt that Hannah was at the end of the phone if I needed her. I have learnt a lot about myself throughout the sessions I received, it has made me a better, happier and more positive person. I would definitely recommend Hannah to others and would return to her if I needed to. You are very good at your job Hannah and you made me a better person for it. Thank you." S., (40)
"I came to Hannah last year, in my final year of my A levels seeking help with anxiety issues and personal family affairs which had been affecting me. She not only listened attentively and made me feel heard and understood but also offered her advice on how to deal with various situations in my life at the time. Through my sessions with her, Hannah has helped me manage my social anxiety and learn how to deal effectively with the problems in my life. I appreciated her honesty and professionalism in our sessions but she is also very good at making a person feel at ease and comfortable from the moment you sit down with her which, for me personally, helped very much in being able to open up to her. Thank you very much Hannah for all you did for me." N., (18)
"Hannah, I can't put into words how thankful I am for all your help and support - it's changed me as a person and has allowed me to see my own strength and value myself, which I could not have done without you. It really means more than I can say in words, so 'thank you' will have to be enough! " R., (16)
" Before we entered into counselling we were in a bad place in our relationship. Myself and my wife could not find a way out of our increasing problems and difficulties with each other. We were very close to ending our Marriage. Meeting Hannah and having the regular counselling helped us defuse our situation. She listened to our problems and helped us look at the issues and understand what was happening, The anxiety and anger that we felt over our problems ended as she gave us the tools to look at what the problems were and how to deal with them in our own time. We now have a relationship that is enjoyable and easy thanks to what we have learnt. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hannah" B&K., (29 & 37)
" When me and my husband were experiencing infertility and starting tests and treatments I felt I needed to see someone as I was becoming extremely depressed and anxious. Hannah was incredibly warm and empathic and helped me to manage my anxieties better and support me through this awful time. I cannot recommend Hannah enough" R., (32)
" I approached Hannah after researching the 'Counselling Directory' for the Horsham area. I am in my early 50's and have never visited a counsellor before. I was therefore a little apprehensive but Hannah immediately put me at ease and explained exactly what the sessions would cover. Hannah has patiently explored my issues and my self-esteem and confidence are back on track! Thank you Hannah, I would not hesitate to recommend you where possible" J., (51)
"Hannah was very professional and took great care to assess my daughter's needs when we came for counselling. My daughter was going through some emotional struggles and as a parent I was apprehensive about counselling and giving my daughter into someone else's hands. But Hannah made me and my daughter feel at ease. She helped my daughter tremendously with her struggles, and therefore everytime my daughter came out of sessions with Hannah I could see a change and how much it really helped her with her confidence and understanding of herself. I would recommend Hannah to anyone who is in need of counselling" M., (12)
"Before starting my sessions with Hannah I felt utterly lost and due to childhood experiences had a life long habit of keeping things bottled up, leaving me feeling very lonely and depressed. Hannah has helped me in so many ways, I have learnt and understand so much and now have reached a place of self acceptance and have a new found confidence in myself and in others. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you again Hannah, you have helped me find a happier and content place in life and I can't explain to you how much it means to me to be able to say that. Thank you Hannah!" S., (29)
" I am a young professional male, who initially went to see Hannah as I was struggling to come to terms with my mixed feelings following a relationship breakup. I went for 8 sessions over two months. Professionally, Hannah is a competent and knowledgeable counsellor. On a more personal level though, she is approachable, kind, empathic and easy to talk to about anything. She used these two differing skill sets perfectly to enable me to develop, express and talk about thoughts and feelings that I was otherwise unaware I had. I learnt so much about myself in the process, and almost certainly equipped myself better to deal with situations in the future as a result of our sessions. I chose Hannah because I wanted a counsellor of a similar age to me, and I knew that would give her a better and more understanding insight into my experiences. This proved to be so, and Hannah could relate easily to me, in a down to earth, positive way, and as such provided me with just the kind of counselling I needed. I would thoroughly recommend Hannah to anyone seeking counselling." S.,(33)
" At first I felt embarrassed about having counselling but Hannah made me feel completely relaxed and at ease. She enabled me to realise that I can be strong, positive and in control of my life. I now recommend others to seek counselling if they are struggling because it has helped my self confidence no end-thanks Hannah" P.,(30)
"My time with Hannah has been extremely beneficial. She has helped me understand that I have a voice and a right to be heard. I now have the tools to work with to build my confidence and to face difficult life challenges. During my counselling sessions, Hannah was very professional and supportive. She guided me throughout my time with her. She did not carry me, but gave me the awareness and ability to think for myself and about myself" M.,(42)
" I found my counselling sessions with Hannah very thought provoking and a great support in my training as a counsellor. I felt that I made significant changes in roads towards greater self-acceptance and knowledge in the 12 weeks I had with Hannah. It as a very worthwhile experience" B.,(44)
"I initially went to see Hannah because bringing up a child with a disability had really got me down. I felt I had lost my own identity & had lost my self-esteem. I immediately felt comfortable with Hannah & had no problem opening up & talking to her. As my weeks went on I began to work through some things which were deeply troubling me & felt very safe with Hannah. I felt supported at some of the most difficult times & the exercises we did with the shell placement was very helpful to use as a visual aid even months after my sessions had finished.
Hannah is a very warm caring person who sat & listened to me & really helped me to hear what I was saying. She wasn't pushy, she didnt ever make me feel uncomfortable & I felt very nurtured by her counselling skills.
I highly recommend her." S., (37)
"Many thanks for your time and efforts over the past 9 months. You have helped no end and it's very much appreciated" M., (34)
"I just wanted to write you this card to say thankyou for all the help you have given me over the past year. Our sessions have helped me so much and I am really going to miss seeing you" H., (25)
"Thank you for all your help and support over the past few months - I really appreciate it!" G., (40)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings. Ad-hoc evening and weekend sessions.
Types of client