Hanni St. John
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Experienced therapist with an international upbringing, working in private practice with couples and individuals on Harley Street and in Cambridgeshire, as well as internationalIy online. I also offer intensive, extended therapy sessions for couples, families, groups and individuals in crisis. For details of this, please book an initial session where we can discuss.
My aim is to provide high quality individually tailored therapy to all of my clients. I specialize in working with complex trauma, childhood wounds and relationships.
During my career, I have been fortunate to gain a wealth of experience supporting people of all ages and from various walks of life through their difficult times. Working online as well as in person has made it possible for people from all over the world to reach out to me including people who's work means they are often away from home.
People tend to find their way to working with me when they are in crisis, when they’ve hit a wall of some sort or when they feel disconnected as a couple. I have supported my clients through suicidal periods, complex PTSD, big life transitions, affairs, changes in their relationships, BPD, sexual abuse, narcissistic abuse, anxiety and other acute or ongoing situations.
Some people need a therapist to be with them through current life events, others want to work through past life events, some need a long term therapist to be their constant in a complex and chaotic work, life or mental health situation. Some others just want one or two sessions to vent or seek clarity on a specific issue that's been niggling at them. I offer both long and short-term therapy to suit individual needs, as well as ESA assessment and letter writing services. I welcome anyone to make initial contact with me.
I have often been told that I make therapy an enjoyable, empowering and insightful experience for my clients. I place a lot of emphasis on getting to know my clients and giving them space and the time they need to explore, be silent, express and most of all, to be heard. In my work with couples, I help guide them in to a conscious, intentional relationship. One where all their needs can be met if they commit to doing the work. Working with family members, I help them gain an awareness of the dynamics between them and together we work towards tolerance, being heard and listening to each other. I use the Imago relationship therapy model in all of my couples and families work. I find it to yield the most successful outcomes for my clients. It creates a feeling of safety, predictability and mutual understanding and healing. For more information on Imago therapy, book a first session with me and I will send you an introduction contract to help you prepare and know what to expect.
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“I can understand another soul only by transforming my own, as one transforms one’s hand by placing it in another’s.” (Bachelard 1986: 118)
Training, qualifications & experience
PG Dip Integrative Counselling since 2013.
Vast amount of further learning/ CPD
ESA letter and assessment.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£180.00 per session
£180 per 50 minute session
ESA letter writing service £350 (includes assessment)
When I work
Mondays I am available to see clients in London.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays I am available to see clients in Cambridgeshire.
Online, phone and text sessions on all four days.
My counselling rooms are spacious enough to observe social distancing. Hand sanitizer is available. Masks are not required to be worn.