Hannah Raine-Smith- Psychotherapist + EMDR Practitioner - MBACP accredited

Hannah Raine-Smith- Psychotherapist + EMDR Practitioner - MBACP accredited

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Windsor Place
Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF10 3BZ

Bristol
Somerset
BS4

074545 33341

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About me

                    'The wound is the place where the light enters you.' - Rumi

Recent discoveries in neuroscience have shown that new connections and pathways in the brain can be formed throughout our lives. In therapy we use the therapeutic relationship to create new emotional experiences that form new connections in your brain. These new neural connections help to re-integrate areas that have become fragmented as a result of adverse life experiences. This new way of being will ripple through other aspects of your life and change your relationship with the world around you.

​I have a practice in central Cardiff (Mon + Tues) and in Bristol (Fridays) as well as working at The Priory Hospital where I am an integrative therapist and EMDR practitioner (please see above for more info about EMDR). I work with a wide range of psychological issues and I have a particular interest in working with complex trauma where I use EMDR therapy to help re-process the different layers of trauma that build up over time and ease mental distress. I draw upon the psychodynamic modality theory which reflects on the potential impact of early relationships and experiences on mental and physical health.

​I am passionate about making counselling and psychotherapy more accessible and one way I can do this is by offering reduced rates for low income clients. This is negotiated on a case by case basis - give me a call on 07454533341 and we can discuss this. I also offer online therapy sessions which means that you can see me from your own house at your convenience. See my bookings information below for pricing.

​I use VSee a confidential, free video messenger app similar to Skype, that was developed by doctors to conduct consultations online. (If you don't have VSee don't panic it is also possible to use Wire,  Zoom or Skype but we can discuss this before you start your sessions.)

I work with a variety of issues including:

​- Anxiety
- Depression
- Bereavement
- Anger management
- Addictions
- Feelings of isolation/loneliness
- Relationship issues
- Exam stress
- OCD
- Life coaching

If you have any questions about the way that I work or the therapy process in general give me a call on 07454 533 341​ and we can have a confidential chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons Music and Visual Art, University of Brighton
  • BSc Hons Integrative Counselling, Middlesex University
  • Postgrad. Diploma in Neuroimaging (cognitive neuroscience), Cardiff University. (merit)
  • Postgrad diploma in EMDR Therapy
  • Level 4 EMDR therapy training (taught by Derek Farrell, University of Worcester)
  • EMDR with complex clinical populations (Distinction)
  • G-TEP- Group trauma intervention
  • R-TEP- Recent traumatic events protocol
  • Working with Ego States- Dr. Micheal Patterson
  • Safe-guarding training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generalized anxiety disorder

Depression

Anxiety

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  • MBACP accredited

Fees

Online therapy £50 per session

Face-2-Face therapy £70 per session

CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR LOW-INCOME CLIENTS

Maps & Directions

Cardiff, CF10 3BZ
Bristol, BS4

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I have appointments in Cardiff on Mondays and Tuesdays and in Bristol on Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults