Hannah Rees, UKCP, Trauma & EMDR, Supervisor
I am an experienced UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist. My approach is relational and experiential with an emphasis on body process. I listen carefully to you and I finely attune myself to your individual needs in order to identify how best to help you move forward and live your potential.
Opening up about yourself takes courage. Respectful of this process I offer a warm and welcoming, therapeutically creative and completely confidential space for you to engage in the process of growth and healing.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to healing. I understand that we can struggle to express our thoughts and particularly our inner feelings to others, especially if we fear judgement or being misunderstood. As you explore your thoughts and feelings you can gain greater understanding and awareness. This in turn allows you to respond flexibly to life's challenges and let go of any unhelpful patterns and open yourself up to a wider range of options and exciting possibilities.
I hope to walk alongside you on this journey of self-discovery.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc and Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy with over 11 years experience in private practice and over 6 years in work-place counselling.
I also work with student psychotherapists and trainee counsellors.
I work long-term and short-term work.
Further training includes
- Clinical Assessments
Other approaches include
- Body-based Psychotherapy
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Family Constellations
- Inner Child Work
- Creative Approaches
Key professional experiences includes:
- Senior Counsellor supporting survivors going through an Inquiry process
- Clinical Lead at North London Rape Crisis
- Case manager & affiliate counsellor for an Employees Assistance Provider(EAP) - workplace counselling
- Counsellor for a family centre, a university counselling service, clinical assessor at MCPS, Metanoia
- Assistant trainer on the MSc Gestalt Programme at Metanoia Institute
- Counsellor for singers and performers - performance anxiety
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer voicework combining my experience as a Natural Voice Practitioner and body-orientated psychotherapist.
I charge £75 per session at Margaret Street, Oxford Circus.
I charge £60 per session in Nunhead, SE15.
Each session is 50 minutes in length.
I am a BUPA registered practitioner and I am also on the register of a number private health insurances.
Please note that there is no obligation to continue after the initial session. The initial session is good way for you to see if you would like to work with me and for me to tell you a bit about how I can help you. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
I am interested in our unique and intimate relationship to our "voice" and how we express and voice ourselves in the world. I listen out for the song we each have inside us which I believe is composed of the notes of our very own beauty and uniqueness.
I work with singers and performers to help them overcome performance anxiety or any other issues to do with the creative process.
I also work in sound healing and the healing power of the voice. I can carry out a Voice Analysis with VoiceBio for which toning is the prescription. Please see following webpage for more information:
I am a regular practitioner of Mindfulness Meditation and TM - Transcendental Meditation.