Hannah began her counselling career training in 2003 at the MST College London and at the same time joined JBCS — Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service where she trained and practiced as a bereavement counsellor and continued that practice for over three years, during which she helped many clients overcome the most difficult time in their lives following trauma and anxiety with the loss of a loved one in different circumstances.
In 2004 she continued her training at Harrow College, London, as a person-centered counsellor, specializing in group behaviour and therapy.
In 2005 Hannah started a two year Diploma course at the College of North East London (Conel), Middlesex University. She went on to practice as a counsellor with two charity organisations in the voluntary sector; Raphael JCS, a Jewish counselling service, where she worked for over four years, and Mind in Barnet, a mental health counselling organisation, that provides counselling services in the community, where Hannah was still very much involved and had practiced for over seven years.
As well as her work commitments in the voluntary sector, Hannah started her own private practice, North West London Counselling in Hendon in 2010, which is developing rapidly.
Hannah works with individual clients as well as with couples. She trained in couples work at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) as well as with Raphael JCS.
My husband and I were going through a difficult time in our marriage and we were almost ready for separation when we decided to try counselling, although I was not sure it would help.
Right from the start Hannah made us feel very comfortable and safe to discuss our problems. She listened carefully to each of us without judgment and her challenges encouraged us to become more aware and understand what we wanted in this marriage, so that we could discuss new choices and new ways on how to improve our relationship, which is much stronger now.
We would say to any other couple who is in need of such help to go and see Hannah.
— Betty & Charles
As a result of her rigorous training over the years Hannah has incorporated both academic learning and a humanistic, person centered clinical practice. This has enabled her to offer help to a wider range of people with a broad range of concerns. She is happy to work in either Hebrew or English if requested.
She has extensive experience of both long and short term therapy, working face to face with clients and has considerable experience in working with diverse clients from different cultural and religious backgrounds. Her clinical practice is strictly in line with the BACP Ethical guidelines, keeping to professional boundaries and confidentiality.
As required by the professional authorities and as part of her professional development, Hannah continues to attend further training and integrates greater knowledge and skills into her clinical practice, with competence and effective results for the benefit of her clients.