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About me

I am a warm and enthusiastic humanistic counsellor with an empathic, non-judgemental and creative approach. I specialise in supporting clients to cope with anxiety and depression and to understand its root causes. Whether you're feeling stressed and anxious or just plain flat, talking it through can really help. When you put your thoughts and feelings into words and someone well-trained really listens and offers empathy and insight in return, something magical can happen. Little flashes of self-understanding and enlightenment can propel you forward - giving you a better understanding of yourself and others. It can make so many more things possible in life.

This safe and growth-spurring space is what I can offer you. Whether it's something circumstantial, linked to Covid perhaps, or maybe you can't quite put your finger on it - I can help you find some understanding and move forward. No problem is too big or too small - what matters is that it is important to you.

If you come and see me, we will work together to disentangle the spaghetti of confusion and distress than can leave us feeling overwhelmed and even immobilised. And we will find some ways to alleviate your distress and find all-important peace of mind. We might even have some fun along the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as humanistic counsellor at the Metanoia Institute after a long career in journalism. I have a BSc in Humanistic counselling and a BACP-accredited counselling diploma, and lots of life experience as well as working knowledge of 12-step programmes.

As well as my private practice, I work two days a week in the NHS and also in a local, low-cost counselling service.

I have been working with clients for a couple of years and am MBACP which means I am approved by the UK's main professional body for counsellors and psychotherapists. I have an excellent supervisor who oversees and supports me with my work.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.


From £40.00 to £60.00

Additional information

£40 to £60 per session

Free introductory phone call.

First session is half price to see if we are suited to working with each other.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Subject to availability

Further information

I practise from a comfortable office in a private part of my own home and am now offering face-to-face sessions again. I also offer sessions via Zoom. Please check out my website for a more detailed understanding of what I can offer.

36 Waverley Avenue

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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DBS check

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Hannah Richardson

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