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Hannah

INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST
CRIMINOLOGY & HMPS SPECIALIST

After developing an interest in psychology during her A levels, Hannah completed her degree in Psychology with Criminology – knowing she wanted to somehow work and help people who had found themselves in the criminal justice system.

The initial goal for Hannah was to become a Forensic Psychologist, to help people understand their offending and more importantly gain awareness around stoping reoffending. However, that path was not as smooth as she had hoped and after working for two years in a prison Personnel Department, she finally took on a role in Rehabilitation within a Category C Male Prison.

Hannah had found her vocation and carried on working in this role for over 13 years. Her passion for helping people then saw her start her Psychotherapy training. This opened the doors for Hannah to work with many categories of prisoners, on vastly different length sentences and all with different but usually heartbreaking reasons for ending up behind bars.

Hannah specialised in working with perpetrators of domestic abuse and sexual offences – some of the hardest to reach offenders. Working with these clients serving long sentences confirmed for Hannah her passion was for helping offenders understand their own potential and live a full life outside of prison.

Hannah believes the critical work completed in prisons is vital in helping individuals manage their offending behaviour. But Hannah wanted to go further and help in so many other areas of their lives. This drove her to complete an MSc and become a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and then volunteer at a women’s refuge during her training.

Being an integrative therapist, Hannah works with three different therapeutic modalities – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred Counselling. This provides Hannah with the flexibility to work in a way that is totally comfortable for the client whilst providing an informal, safe therapeutic environment.

Since becoming aware of her own ADHD symptoms, Hannah has realised the amount of offenders who also have the condition and is joining forces with Headstuff ADHD Liberty to bring her wealth of prison experience to those on the outside fighting to retain their freedom.

She has much experience in working with anxiety, depression, Low self-esteem, Relationship problems, Domestic abuse survivors and perpetrators, Sexual abuse survivors and perpetrator, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Disassociated Identity Disorder, attachment problems, trust problems, family issues, stress, trauma, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

 

Qualifications

  • MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 2020
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health 2017
  • BSc Psychology with Criminology 2005

Hannah

INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST
CRIMINOLOGY & HMPS SPECIALIST

After developing an interest in psychology during her A levels, Hannah completed her degree in Psychology with Criminology – knowing she wanted to somehow work and help people who had found themselves in the criminal justice system.

The initial goal for Hannah was to become a Forensic Psychologist, to help people understand their offending and more importantly gain awareness around stoping reoffending. However, that path was not as smooth as she had hoped and after working for two years in a prison Personnel Department, she finally took on a role in Rehabilitation within a Category C Male Prison.

Hannah had found her vocation and carried on working in this role for over 13 years. Her passion for helping people then saw her start her Psychotherapy training. This opened the doors for Hannah to work with many categories of prisoners, on vastly different length sentences and all with different but usually heartbreaking reasons for ending up behind bars.

Hannah specialised in working with perpetrators of domestic abuse and sexual offences – some of the hardest to reach offenders. Working with these clients serving long sentences confirmed for Hannah her passion was for helping offenders understand their own potential and live a full life outside of prison.

Hannah believes the critical work completed in prisons is vital in helping individuals manage their offending behaviour. But Hannah wanted to go further and help in so many other areas of their lives. This drove her to complete an MSc and become a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and then volunteer at a women’s refuge during her training.

Being an integrative therapist, Hannah works with three different therapeutic modalities – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Attachment Theory and Person-Centred Counselling. This provides Hannah with the flexibility to work in a way that is totally comfortable for the client whilst providing an informal, safe therapeutic environment.

Since becoming aware of her own ADHD symptoms, Hannah has realised the amount of offenders who also have the condition and is joining forces with Headstuff ADHD Liberty to bring her wealth of prison experience to those on the outside fighting to retain their freedom.

She has much experience in working with anxiety, depression, Low self-esteem, Relationship problems, Domestic abuse survivors and perpetrators, Sexual abuse survivors and perpetrator, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Disassociated Identity Disorder, attachment problems, trust problems, family issues, stress, trauma, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.

 

Qualifications

  • MSc Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 2020
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health 2017
  • BSc Psychology with Criminology 2005