HD COUNSELLING CORE VALUES
To care when others don't
To listen when others are unable
To provide stability and safety in times of uncertainty
To allow for healing and change
To create a place where you belong and are meaningful
To offer a trusting relationship which enables you to to find answers
My name is Hannah Dyson and I am a fully qualified counsellor based in Woodley, Reading. I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP), which means my qualifications have been verified and I work within a framework of ethics and guidelines.
I have experience of working with a range of ages from 13 up to 60 years old, including issues around relationship breakdowns, anxiety, depression, identity issues, low self-esteem, sexuality, family break-ups, divorce and victims of abuse.
I have worked in private practice for the last 10 years, alongside working as a secondary school counsellor and behaviour specialist. I have previous experience of working as a substance misuse worker for the Youth Offending Team, youth worker and teenage parent support worker.
"I would say it was life changing in shaping who I am today and hopefully will be for the rest of my life"
"Deep, revealing, shockingly open, no preconcieved ideas of perfection, success or sexuality. Professional"
"I started seeing Hannah after suffering a recent bout of severe anxiety and depression. From our first session Hannah made me feel comfortable and her easy going yet direct style made talking to her about what I was thinking and feeling very easy. By the end of our sessions I found that I was more in touch with my feelings and emotions and able to manage my anxiety"
A relational approach
Support That Makes a Difference
one to one - face to face
Come to counselling and you will experience a confidential space in which you can share and explore any aspect of your life. There may be a particular issue that needs resolving, or there may be an underlying feeling of emptiness, sadness or confusion about life. As a counsellor, I will create a trusting relationship in which you will feel the freedom to fully explore yourself and your world view. Counselling is a journey during which you may experience greater awareness of yourself, the world around you and the choices available to you. Relationships are often where we experience thee most hurt, but equally they can be the vehicle for a great deal of healing, leading to a more enriched way of life and a renewed sense of freedom.
Bringing you together
Conflict is commonplace in relationships between a parent / carer and a young person. At times these relationships can become stuck in a negative state, with those involved struggling to hear one another, preventing a way of moving forward. Coming together for family counselling can offer a safe space for you to explore your relationship and find new, more effective ways of communicating and problem solving.
The essence of mindfulness is learning how to be fully present in the here and now of our experience, whilst holding an attitude of openness and acceptance. Mindfulness is widely used to help with a range of issues such as managing stress, anxiety, low mood, helping concentration and feeling more connected to our self, the people and the world around us. The .b project (pronounced dot.be) is a 10 week classroom based programme aimed to teach secondary aged pupils mindfulness techniques to help with the following;
- to improve concentration and focus
- to experience greater well-being
- to work through difficult mental states
- to cope with everyday stresses
- to fulfil potential
I am fully trained to teach this mindfulness programme in secondary schools. If you are interested in the delivery of this programme or want more information, please use the contact details below.
For feedback from students who have completed the course, please visit- https://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Website-Feedback-for-.b-NP-1.pdf
For research outlining the benefits of mindfulness practices for young people, please visit -
Schedule a Session
Coming to an initial session does not mean you have to commit to counselling for a set number of weeks. During the first session I will need to take some general information about you and we will need to discuss your reasons for coming to counselling, whether you have had any previous experience of counselling, what support networks you have in place and what you hope to achieve from our work together. It is important that you have time to reflect after the initial session and decide whether you want to commit to working together. I ask that you get in contact with me a few days after our initial session to let me know that you want to proceed.
Further sessions last 50 minutes and generally take place on a weekly basis. You decide what you want to bring to the sessions. Price will be agreed together, but will be approximately £50 per session (family work is extra).
Making the decision to come to counselling can provoke feelings of anxiety and it may take time for you to feel able to trust me. As with any relationship, it takes time to build.
Kingfisher Dr, Woodley, Reading RG5 3LQ, UK
07815 559 993