Let me introduce myself – my name is Hannah de Vall and I began my working life as a nurse in the NHS. Later, after raising a family, I started counselling training and qualified in 1995. I am well travelled, and have an enthusiasm for finding out about people and a wealth of life experience. I also have a depth of cultural awareness to draw upon.
I have over 25 years experience working first as a counsellor in the NHS and now in my own private therapy practice. I see many different people who ask for help with a diverse range of issues.
I will see you as an individual with your own particular challenges and will work empathically with you to obtain the best possible outcome. We will work to find ways for you to become more effective.
As you can see from the picture of my therapy room we normally sit comfortably in a small private space where we can discuss the issues you choose to bring to therapy. [Currently our sessions have to take place as video calls on FaceTime or WhatsApp, these require you to have a safe confidential space where you feel free to talk. Face to face sessions will be resumed as soon as Covid restrictions allow.]
I particularly enjoy working with people in the Arts and am happy working long or short term, the duration is determined by you. I will enjoy working with you to help you make changes which can positively impact your life and the lives of those around you.
I have both daytime and evening appointments available Monday to Friday up to 8pm in the evening. I am based in Clapham about 5 minutes walk from Clapham South tube station. The 155, 249, 50 and 355 buses stop very close to Lynette Avenue.
I am a Registered counsellor and have been in practice for over 25 years, I have been an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2001.
An Advanced Diploma in Interpersonal Skills from The Institute of Education, London University 1995.
An Extra Mural Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling from Birckbeck College, University of London 1998.
An Advanced Certificate in Applied Transpersonal Psychotherapy from Sussex Centre for Psychosynthesis 2000.
An Advanced Diploma from the National Centre for Eating Disorders 2006.
I am a BACP Accredited Registered Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.