Hannah Zdanczuk MBACP

Hannah Zdanczuk MBACP

38 Barnstaple Road
Thorpe Bay

90 Thorpedene Gardens

07387 851201

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About me

Welcome to my profile and thank you for taking time to read through what I hope, will be the start of your therapeutic journey.

Realising that you need support is not always a straightforward process and you may have been thinking about this for a while. This first step of considering therapeutic counselling is, I appreciate a hard one, so I am not going to bamboozle you with long texts and fancy wordplay, instead, will express what I feel I can offer to support you.

Let me tell you a little about myself, my training and my experience.

I am trained as an Integrative Counsellor, meaning, I have knowledge and skills in various forms of therapeutic support, this truly allows for an individualistic support plan, tailored to your needs and works in a way that always puts you in the drivers seat.

I have worked in supportive capacity with both adults and young people for over nine years now and more recently and have been fortunate enough to have worked in the further education sector in a mental health and well-being role.  My continued charitable work has allowed me to provide counselling support services to a variety of users in the local community from the age of 12, who present with a variety of concerns such as loss, bereavement, fear and sadness.

Alongside my counselling work I also provide teaching and training as an associate lecturer in counselling for a local FE and HE educational establishment, bringing my knowledge and experience to assist new trainee counsellors to become qualified therapists.

I specialise in working with individuals with hidden disabilities such as M.E and as a fellow sufferer of the condition I can truly empathise with the difficulties and constraints that conditions such as this can have on your world,  whether that be aspects of your worklife, homelife,  relationships, or dealing with the physical and psychological affects.

So how does it work?

The aim of the therapy is allow you to gain back the control on your life, which you may feel is currently lost, whether that be through confidence building, decision making or processing unresolved issues. This is done by allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a safe and non-judgemental environment without fear of rejection or repercussion.

Counselling is a confidential service and as a registered member of the BACP, I ensure that I work within the parameters of their ethical framework, this allows the work to remain safe and ensures your well-being is paramount. There are some exceptions to the rule in regards to confidentiality but this will be fully explained at your initial assessment.

The working relationship is key to a successful counselling experience, so I offer a fixed fee initial assessment at £20.00. It is here we can establish your wants and needs, your expectations of therapy, discuss the types of therapy on offer and answer any questions you may have. Should you feel you would like to continue, then you can decide how often you would like to attend  weekly,  fortnightly or even monthly.  It is recommended that initially, weekly sessions are more beneficial and this can help us establish together that you feel comfortable working with me and I feel I am the right person to support you moving forward, remember, counselling should only be in the interests of you!

How much does it cost?

I firmly believe that financial constraints should not be a barrier to obtaining therapeutic support, so I offer initial assessments at a fixed rate of £20.00 for 50 minutes.

Further sessions are £40.00 per 50 minutes with concessions available for those on a low income.

I currently have availability at The London Road Westcliff , Barnstaple Road Thorpebay and Thorpedene Gardens Shoeburyness.

(please note the London Road suite is on the first floor with no lift access)

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FDA in Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Pathway)
  • CPCAB Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Studies
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • AQA Level 2 Certificate Counselling Introduction
  • NCFE Level 4 Advanced Diploma in Developmental Psychology
  • CACH Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
  • Level 3 Designated Person for Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Level 2 Safeguarding Adults in Counselling

I have attended many CDP events covering various aspects of specialism such as

  • Working with survivors of domestic violence
  • Understanding and Working with anxiety and panic disorders
  • Working with hidden chronic conditions such as M.E
  • Understanding and working with self-harm and many more

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Accredited register membership


Initial Assessments are fixed at £20.00 and will last anything up to 50 minutes.

My normal fee is £40.00 per 50 minute session, however, I believe financial circumstances should not be a barrier to therapy, so am open to negotiate fee's at your initial assessment.

Student/trainee counsellor Concession available

Further information

Home visits can be arranged for housebound individuals or those that find travelling difficult due to health related issues.

Please be aware that this would entail completion of a satisfactory risk assessment.

Maps & Directions

Thorpe Bay, SS1 3PA
Southend-on-Sea, SS3 9JD

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Evening and weekend appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults