Integrative Psychotherapist in London
If you feel low, anxious, stressed, angry or simply want to talk and share your feelings with a professional, I am here for you. Since 2015, I offer safe and confidential therapy to clients from across the globe.
Hi, and welcome to my profile page. I am Hannaa, a fully qualified Psychotherapist, counsellor and post-graduate psychologist.
My interest in psychology and the field of psychotherapy was awake from an early age. Growing up between Europe and Africa, I developed a passion and fascination towards cultures. And so over the past 15 years, I have been travelling, studying and collecting experiences and I felt enriched by meeting and working with clients from all over the world. I worked with trauma and abuse; domestic violence and sexual abuse, schizophrenia, and substance misuse. Since, I opened my private practice in 2016, I have seen clients dealing with
Depression and low self-esteem
Work related stress
Self-harm and suicide
Feelings of disempowerment and hoplessness
& cross-road decisions, among other.
Many clients also brought defined worries, such as
Cultural integration issues.
Questions on identity.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw from a wide range of theoretical backgrounds, including; person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, relational psychotherapy and body psychotherapy.
I completed 6 years of training in psychotherapy and counselling, building on my Bachelor and Master studies in Psychology. Using a person-specific and integrative approach means that I adapt therapy to your needs and goals. In a non-judgemental and safe environment there is space for you to feel free to bring what you choose. This can help you go deeper within yourself and find meaning or support you in sharing your experiences. The approach I use is relational. That is, I respect and value the uniqueness of each person's experience and identity, my presence is facilitative and supportive towards your expertise.
I work both on a short-term and open ended basis, and abide by the code of ethics of high standard professional bodies. My training is accredited by BACP and I am a full-clinical member of UKCP.
My usual fee is on a sliding scale between £65-£85 per therapy session, as per individual circumstances.
Qualifications And Experience
Since 2010, I have been collecting experiential and academica expertise in the rich psychotherapeutic field and psychology at different universities and countries, which led me to understand that there are a number of ways available to connect with one's own strength and ability to change and grow:
-Post graduate diploma / Integrative Psychotherapy and Counseling at Minster Centre, Middlesex University (2018-2020).
- Diploma / Integrative Psychotheray and Counselling at Minster Centre, London (2015-2019).
- Msc. / Trans-cultural Mental Health Care at Queen Mary, University of London (2013 - 2014).
- Bsc. / Psychology at University of Groningen (2010 - 2013).
I hold a special interest in narratives and literature having completed a Diploma in Spanish literature at the Faculty of Arts (2005 - 2009).
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at London meditation
- PTSD Master Class: Trauma Focused CBT with PTSD at The British Psychological Society (Division of counseling psychology).
- Trauma-focused therapy: Narrative Exposure Therapy at University of Konstanz.
- Mindfulness Teacher Training Level 1 at Bangor University.
- Tree of Life- Introduction and advanced level at BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network).
Private practice: seeing individual clients for 1-2-1 therapy with a range of presentations (Since 2016). I currently also offer online one-to-one therapy to an international NGO employees across the globe in various languages.
At the Minster Centre low-cost counselling serivce: providing long term 1-2-1 therapy (Since 2016).
Part-time group therapist at Room to Heal: Co-facilitating group therapy (Since 2019).
Counsellor at Hestia - An integrated and diverse Mental Health Service: Providing evening and night counselling sessions to Grenfell tower survivors residing at various hotels across London and at the Grenfell inquire (two years).
Mindfulness Group acilitator: Co-facilitating and culturally adapting the 8 week mindfulness program for international groups (two years).
Therapist at Refugee Trauma Initiative at different refugee camps in Northern Greece: Individual Supportive and holistic therapy (Summer 2017).
Trainee Therapist at Helen Bamber Foundation, London: working with multi-ethnic groups using Narrative Exposure Therapy (3 years).
Honrary Counsellor at Waterloo Community Counseling, London: Multi-ethnic integrative counselling (3 years).