My name is Hanni and I am an experienced therapist working in private practice.
Some people want a counsellor to be with them through current life events, others want to work through past life events, and 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 counselling to suit individual needs and welcome anyone to make initial contact with me.
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 depression, eating disorders, loss, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTS/PTSD, self-harm, self-esteem issues and coping with major life changes.
I have worked with clients through their suicidal periods and supported referrals to mental health teams, medical professionals and safeguarding teams on child protection issues. I have often been told that I make counselling an enjoyable, empowering and insightful experience for my clients. I place a lot of emphasis on getting to know my clients and giving them the space and time they need to explore, be silent, express and most of all, to be heard.
My clinical supervisor works regularly with me on my case load and has been a fantastic source of knowledge, support and guidance since the beginning of our professional relationship in February ’13. I have learned so much from all the different clients I have worked with and know for sure that I will never stop learning!
I am passionate about the work I do and the people I work with.
On a more personal level, I feel that my international upbringing has helped me to develop a natural ability to understand and connect with people. I am resilient, intuitive, a deep thinker and possess excellent interpersonal skills. I strive to meet the BACP personal qualities guidelines both at work and in my personal life. I speak a number of European languages and I enjoy expressing myself through art, cooking and the music I listen to. Learning and expanding my mind is very important to me. I enjoy reading the works of learned authors, socialising with a few close friends, and remaining open to new experiences.
“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)
I speak English (native language), Luxembourgish, French, German and Finnish. I would be happy to work with clients using any combination of those too.
I always look forward to new enquiries. Warm regards,
Training, qualifications & experience
- As a therapist offering both long and short term options, I am fully trained in integrative psychodynamic counselling with the CPCAB.
- Currently studying L6 Course in clinical supervision.
- MBACP working towards accreditation.
- Working in partnership with a systemic counsellor to offer family sessions.
I have extensive experience working with young people aged 16-25 and also enjoy working with adults. In my practice, I use an eclictic mix of tools and therapeutic styles to suit my individual client.
I have worked in secondary schools, youth cantres and family centres working with parents. I have set up and currently manage a counselling service for a company in Hertfordshire and I also work with trainee counsellors to line manage them in their work placement. I am looking forward to being able to provide supervision to counsellors localmly in the near future.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
- Humanistic therapies
My fees are £50 per 1hour sessions and £70 for 90 minute sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||French, German, Finnish, Luxembourgish|
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 9.30pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Hi! My name is Hanni, I have been working as a counsellor for six years now and have been supervising counsellor for two.