About me

Beginning therapy can be one of the most positive steps we ever take and finding a therapist we feel comfortable working with is an essential part of that process.

I have many years experience working with people around a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, feeling sad/depression, relationship/family difficulties,  trauma, low self esteem,  identity.

As a therapist, my starting point is a belief that we all have the contents to become our fulfilled selves.

As a psychodynamic therapist, I also believe that in response to difficult, often traumatic early life experience we can set up unhelpful patterns of being and relating which we continue into adult life, often unconsciously.

By creating a space in therapy to explore and understand this, 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 positive and lasting change.

As a beginning, I usually suggest meeting for an initial consultation where you can tell me about yourself, why you are seeking therapy and get a sense as to whether you would feel comfortable working with me going forward.

If you decide you would like to start therapy with me, we would agree an arrangement based around your individual therapeutic needs.

I usually suggest an open-ended therapy arrangement which allows time for issues to surface and be worked on in-depth.

Time limited arrangements are usually offered over 12 sessions and are helpful if you wish to work with a specific focus.

Therapy sessions take place at an agreed  mutually convenient 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.


I am currently working in private practice and have previously worked as a clinical assessor and time-limited therapist 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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.

UK Council for 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.

Fees

From £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP

Additional information

I charge a set fee of £90 for an initial consultation.

Fees for ongoing therapy start from £80 per session and are linked to income and ability to pay.

I have some concessionary places on enquiry, dependent on individual circumstances.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekdays: morning, daytime including lunchtime and evenings

10 Harley Street
Marylebone
London
W1G 9PG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

In Harley Street there are 2 shallow external steps, a lift to 2nd floor and then 2 short flights of stairs. There is 1 step up to access my practice rooms in Fulham SW6.

Pauline Hannon

Pauline Hannon