Pauline Hannon, Psychotherapist & Counsellor, PG dip. Psych, UKCP, MBACP, FPC
I am a fully qualified and experienced BACP & UKCP registered counsellor & therapist offering a calm, safe and supportive space to talk.
I have many years experience working with people around a wide range of presenting issues including identity, self esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, loss & bereavement, bullying, addiction, self harm, parenthood and pre/post-natal depression.
You may be seeking therapy following a significant life event or change you are struggling to reorganise yourself around. You may feel stuck in negative patterns of behaving and relating that you do not seem able to change. You may have become aware of events in the past that you have been unable to let go of and that are preventing you from moving forward. It may be that you are just not feeling your optimum self and wonder what this might relate to.
Whatever the reason that is making you think about therapy, I understand the process of finding a therapist you feel comfortable working with can sometimes seem daunting .
I believe we have all the contents to become our fulfilled selves.
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist I also believe that early childhood experience effects how we see things as an adult. Negative patterns of relating can get set up for us in childhood which we continue to repeat into adult life, often unconsciously.
By meeting weekly with a trained professional to explore and understand this, over time we can develop the capacity to relate to our personal experiences, memories, feelings, beliefs and relationships in a more reflective yet active way, leading to greater awareness, self-acceptance and the possibility of new ways of being and relating.
As a beginning, I usually suggest meeting for an initial consultation where you can tell me about yourself and your expectations of therapy and we can begin to think together about your therapeutic needs.
It is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and get a sense as to whether you would feel comfortable working with me going forward.
If following an initial consultation, you decide you would like to start therapy with me, we would then agree an arrangement together based around your therapeutic needs.
I usually suggest an open-ended therapy arrangement where you can come for as long as you feel you need to and which allows time and space for issues to unfold and to be worked on in depth.
I also offer time limited arrangements , usually over 12 sessions which are helpful if you would like to work with a focus on a specific issue or where perhaps there are practical reasons why you cannot commit to open-ended work.
Therapy sessions take place at a mutually agreed time every week lasting for 50 minutes .
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a rigorous 5 year professional training at WPF Therapy, one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for psychotherapy in the UK and hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy accredited by Roehampton University.
I am an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and a professional member of the Foundation for Psychotherapy & Counselling and uphold, promote and work within the strict codes of ethics of these organisations.
I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend seminars, workshops and lectures and undertake reading around emerging issues in the field in order to deepen my understanding and inform my clinical practice.
I am currently working in private practice and have previously worked in the voluntary sector.
I have experience of working with men and women from a diverse range of backgrounds in terms of age, sexual orientation, ethnicity & cultural background.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I charge a set fee of £75 for an initial consultation.
Fees for ongoing therapy range from £65 - £85 per session and are linked to income and ability to pay.
I am sometimes able to offer at a concessionary rate dependent on individual circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is 1 step to my practice rooms in Fulham SW6. In EC4 there are stairs only to the 1st floor and then a lift to the 2nd floor.
Weekdays: morning, daytime including lunchtime and evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|