Your Source for Personal Growth
Hannah Roberts Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Journeying through life can be hard. Increasingly, more and more children, young people and adults are suffering with how they are feeling, and it can be really difficult to open up to friends and family. Counselling can help you to explore how you are feeling in a safe environment, confidentially and with no judgement. All people can come into the therapy setting knowing that they can speak in total confidence and be heard.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I have a passion for working with children and young people from ages 8-19 years of age, however also have a heart for adults too, in journeying with them in their experiences. I am a counsellor at 4 high schools and use a range of therapeutic methods depending on the needs of the individual. I believe each person is different and therefore focus my work on the individual need. I base my practice on the Person Centred Approach and also incorporate my training in Emotion Focused Therapy.
For 12 years I worked in the primary school setting, assisting children with additional learning needs and as an emotional well-being practitioner, working with young people with behavioural and emotional issues, and those in the care system. Through my relationship with young people, it has also given me opportunity in developing a connection with the family. Building relationships with them and working together as a team to support the young person is of huge importance.
I also have experience working with the online counselling service.
My heart is to journey with the person in whatever they are experiencing, to help and support them through things and to assist in helping them process whatever they feel is going on for them. Each individual has the right to experience emotional and mental freedom and healing...
I have worked in variety of settings;
Youth work, day nurseries, group work, high schools, primary schools and individual face to face counselling.
Emotion Focused Therapy/Person Centred Therapy
What I can help with:
Self-harm, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, ADD / ADHD, Asperger syndrome, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Child related issues, Adoption issues, Relationships, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
BA (Hons) (1st class) In Social Inclusion and Inclusive Education
CertHE in Counselling Skills
PGdip in Psychotherapy - Emotion Focused Therapy
APT -DBT training - DBT practitioner
Registered member of the BACP
Advanced Specialist Training in Counselling Children and Young People
Additional professional training includes:
Attachment theory; Suicide and Risk; Domestic abuse; Child Sexual Explotation; Ithrive; Eating disorders; Trauma, shame and pride; Grief and Loss; Human Development; Introduction to Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Practice (DDP) - Attachment and PACE Model; Gender and Sexual identity
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotion-focused therapy (EFT), also known as process-experiential therapy, integrates active therapeutic methods from gestalt and other humanistic therapies within the frame of a person-centred relationship (Greenberg, Rice & Elliott, 1993). It is based on the idea that emotions are not the only important factors in our lives, but the key to who we are. The theory behind EFT posits that we construct our very selves based on emotion (Greenberg, 2004). Emotion-focused therapy is based on three empirically supported therapeutic principles. These three principles form a guide to working effectively with emotions:
Increasing awareness of emotion
Enhancing emotion regulation
Transforming emotion (Greenberg, 2004)