Violet Hakner

Violet Hakner

Hove Therapy Rooms
69 Church Road

East Sussex

07398 550 431

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About me

Life can be challenging and sometimes we need help understanding and processing the difficulties that come our way. I believe that we have the power to make our own meaning from life and that therapy can facilitate understanding, transformation and change.

I am a humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor, placing value on individuality; I believe that we are all different and unique, shaped from our own experiences in life. My sensitive and empathic nature means you will feel welcomed, understood and safe in the counselling relationship as we explore your thoughts and feelings.

Some reasons people come to see me include; abuse, addiction, anger, anxiety, bereavement or grief, chronic illness or disability, depression, eating disorders, fears, feelings of emptiness or numbness, loneliness, relationship issues, sadness, self-worth or self-esteem issues, sex and sexuality, stress and trauma.

We can focus on whatever is important to you and I will be beside you, supporting you, throughout your journey. With my supportive and non-judgemental approach, I can help you gain deeper self-awareness, become unstuck and start living again.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced counsellor trained at Masters level with a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I am committed to self-development and have completed additional training in a variety of areas, such as working with psychosexual issues, suicide, trauma, anger and creative interventions in therapy.

I am passionate about making sure that therapy is within the reach of everyone, which is why I also volunteer my time at a local low-cost counselling charity offering client assessments. I am also a Mental Health Specialist Mentor at the University of Sussex providing specialist, specifically tailored support, to students with mental health needs.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, panic and panic attacks, stress.


I offer the option of booking sessions individually or as a package for a discounted fee.

Introductory session (50 mins) - an opportunity for us to get to know each other and for you to see how counselling works - £20
Counselling session (50 minutes) - £45
Multiple session package - 6 sessions (50 minutes each) - £240 (£40 per session)

Sessions are usually weekly but we can discuss your needs at the first session. The amount of sessions you would like to have is entirely in your hands.

Maps & Directions

Hove, BN3 2BB
Hove, BN3

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client