Jason Hanson MA Psychoanalytic Studies Dip Relationship Therapy MNCS Prof Accred
So many of us experience life challenges every day, but when these become too much to handle we can often feel confused as to where to turn. It's not always easy to talk to friends or relatives because sometimes they are too close to us and the situation. At times like these it can be beneficial to talk a professional, somebody who is impartial, non judgmental and can help you to gain a little perspective on the things in your life which may be causing you emotional unrest.
Choosing the right therapist
Choosing the right therapist is an extremely important part of the therapeutic process. After all you are trusting somebody with your most intimate feelings and fears, so it has to be somebody you feel comfortable disclosing to. You can read a few of my testimonials here...
Alternatively some of my clients have been kind enough to share their experiences on Google. You can find those here...
My background is analytical which means I am committed to helping you to explore and address the root cause of the things causing you upset. We will work together every step of the way until you feel comfortable you have the right tools to cope moving forward.
What I offer
It's not always about the situation we find ourselves in, it's more about how readily we can locate and develop our own coping tools. Together we will look to make sense of your current situation and the range of emotions you may be experiencing as a consequence. We will work together to help you locate your owning coping strategies.
I offer a relaxed and respectful environment where you can feel safe to explore any concerns, worries and hopes for the future. I put the client at the centre of all therapy and will tailor the sessions to meet the needs of you the client. The frequency and direction of each therapy session will be decided by you to ensure you get exactly what you want and need out of therapy.
I offer a flexible approach to my counselling hours to meet the needs of my clients and accommodate any other commitments you may have. I therefore offer evening appointments most weekdays up until 10pm and weekend appointments up to 8pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip - Relationship Counselling
MA - Psychoanalytic Studies
B.Sc (Hons) Applied Social Studies
I completed my Diploma in Relationship Counselling, but have experience in other forms of Counselling such as grief and bereavement, depression, anxiety, phobias to name but a few.
I have experience in both couple therapy and individual counselling, gained through my time working for Relate and previously at a medical practice. I have also been seeing clients privately since opening my practice early 2014..
In addition I have experience within the mental health field and facilitated training on a national level for over 350 front line staff and managers in 2011. I have also trained external organisations highlighting how they can better support their employees and colleagues who may be experiencing mental health problems.
I developed and maintained a Mental Health site for a UK company which also included a surgery where I would field questions and support people with mental health concerns.
I am an experienced Mentor supporting people with disabilities and health conditions in a range of areas of which emotional support is one of the most common.
I have co-written a book on relationships published in 2015 and contributed to another book which won a highly commended award from the British Medical association (BMA) in 2013. For the last 2 years I have been a guest columnist for the Mansfield Chad where I write articles around a variety of topics under the umbrella of mental health. As of 2018 I have commenced writing a book on domestic abuse in men, which I aim to publish in the middle of 2019.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling carers or those who are supporting people with health problems or disabilities
Employment related counselling
I believe your income should not have a bearing on whether you are able to receive therapy and my prices reflect this notion.
Couples £50 per 1 hour session
Individuals (face to face or telephone) £40 per 1 hour session
Students/unemployed £25 per 1 hour session
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and adhere to their ethical code of practice and guidelines.
I am a published author of a book on relationships and also a guest columnist in the Mansfield Chad on a monthly basis. In addition to this I have been interviewed for a national magazine and am currently penning a book with a colleague on domestic abuse in men.
I have a brand new, purpose built, which is based at my home in Forest Town, Mansfield where I offer a comfortable and relaxing setting. It is located just a few minutes from the centre and also has free parking on site.
I have a Facebook page dedicated to my practice where I regularly discuss media and social media articles around important topics within the mental health field. Please feel free to like my page and get involved in the discussion.
You can find my page by simply typing Jason Hanson Counselling into your Facebook search page. I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am flexible with my availability, tailoring the sessions to suit your needs. I offer appointments most evenings as well as at the weekends as and when required.
Types of client
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