Hannah Pollard - DipHE Couns. Reg. MBACP
Hello and a warm welcome to you… How are you feeling right now? Perhaps a little anxious at taking your first steps to finding a counsellor. That’s completely normal. Well done for getting this far! Life can feel difficult at times but if you are struggling, you don’t have to face your worries alone. I believe that people have the ability to solve their own problems, but can sometimes feel stuck and need some help. My role is not to advise but to help you to see your own situation more clearly. We will work together to find the solutions that are right for you. Counselling could be the best gift you ever give yourself.
My passion lies in helping people like you to improve self-worth and esteem. This is because I believe how you view yourself can have a huge impact on how you experience the world around you and your relationships with others. Our time will be directed by what’s a priority for you and I will be there to support you in your process.
Many of us experience times in life when we feel sad, lost, empty, stressed, worried or stuck and sometimes it may feel like it will never get better. I can help you to manage your anxiety, ease feelings of guilt and shame, feel more comfortable in asking for your needs to be met, more confident in saying no, and feel happier within yourself.
Training, qualifications & experience
My core training is a DipHE in Humanistic Gestalt Counselling.
I have experience of working with adults, children and young people experiencing a variety of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, anger, low self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and relationship/family issues.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free introductory session to all new clients. Thereafter, my fee is £40 per 50-minute session.
I offer a variety of session times between 10am and 7pm, Wednesday-Friday. Please contact me to book a free introductory appointment
To protect your health and mine, due to Covid-19, currently I am seeing clients only via Zoom, my hope is to resume in-person sessions in Summer 2021.