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INTEGRATIVE CHILD PSYCHOTHERAPIST
Integrative Child Psychotherapist
Hannah is not currently taking on new clients.
I am a Child Psychotherapist. I trained within the ‘Integrative’ model of psychotherapy. This approach draws from a number of different theoretical models, including attachment theory and contemporary psychoanalysis; person-centered and creative therapies and developmental neuroscience.
In Integrative therapy the psychotherapist integrates aspects of different theoretical traditions to create a care plan that will best support the individual client’s present difficulties and their hopes for the future.
I completed a four-year post-graduate clinical training in Integrative Child Psychotherapy at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, London, graduating in 2017. Since this time I have worked with schools, family support agencies and in private practice. I have supported children and families impacted by a wide range of experiences including disrupted attachment, trauma, displacement, grief and loss. I have worked with a breadth of presenting difficulties including anxiety, specific phobias, self-injury, aggressive behaviours, somatisation, overwhelming feelings, relationship difficulties, depression and loneliness.
I am passionate about linking up systems of care - nurturing relationships within families that support positive parent-child communication and connection. I also work consultatively with health, education and social care professionals to increase understanding and ameliorate the isolation that can trigger or perpetuate psychological distress.
I have worked with children from a wide range of backgrounds and with a variety of presenting problems including:
Bereavement and attachment loss
Secondary trauma/familial trauma, including working with refugee families
Impacts of domestic violence including psychological abuse
Learning and developmental disabilities, including FASD and LD associated with cousin marriage
Gender and sexual diversity
MA Integrative Child Psychotherapy, Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, University of East London
PG Cert. Therapeutic Arts, Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, University of East London
Foundation Cert. Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London
BA Hons Theatre with Textual Practices, Dartington College of Arts, University of Plymouth