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Hannah Zdanczuk MBACP

Thorpe Bay SS1 & Southend-on-sea SS3
07387 851201
Thorpe Bay SS1 & Southend-on-sea SS3

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!

I hope you have gained the information to help you decide the right option for you, however, if you are still left with any questions then 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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


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 concessions available at £25.00 per 50 minute session.

Key worker concession available from £15.00 per 50 minute session (conditions apply)

Concessions available for the over 65's, who can travel to my therapy room in Thorpe Bay from £20.00 per 50 minute session (conditions apply)

Please get in touch for more details

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

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.

Due to the current Covid -19 pandemic, home visits have been cancelled until further notice.

38 Barnstaple Road
Thorpe Bay

90 Thorpedene Gardens

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Evening and weekend appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Hannah Zdanczuk MBACP

Hannah Zdanczuk MBACP

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