Dr Hannah Cruttenden Psychologist and Psychotherapist for West London, Cheltenham and Online

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Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology: A safe and confidential space

So many of us try to cope with life's challenges on our own - perhaps believing that nobody can help, or that friends are too busy with their own lives to listen.

Talking about our experiences with someone who will not judge us can gradually transform feelings of isolation, hopelessness or doubt.

Personal change

Considering alternative perspectives within a trusted and confidential relationship can result in genuinely new ways of relating to ourselves and the people around us. Neurobiologists now recognise that psychotherapy can change the brain, strengthen our ability to regulate emotions, and help us live with greater purpose and peace. 

What I offer

I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Psychotherapist, registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), BPS (British Psychological Society), the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). 

I am committed to an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive and ethical way of working.  

Seeking professional psychological help may feel like a big step. If you would to talk to me about psychotherapy (including EMDR), I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation.  Please get in touch.

I work with clients in the UK and internationally, mostly offering weekly 50-minutes sessions. Longer sessions are available for more intensive trauma work.  If you prefer to meet in person, my Ealing base is easily accessible from Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Shepherds Bush.  Cheltenham is accessible from Gloucester, Bishops Cleeve and surrounding areas. 

When working online, you will need access to the internet, and a quiet space where you can have privacy.

I am registered with several private healthcare providers including Aviva, AXA PPP and Vitality Health.

Who I work with

I am a psychotherapist and counselling psychologist working with individuals aged 18+ to 100+ (I strongly believe personal change is possible throughout life).

There is no need to come with a specific, well-defined aim for therapy, although some people do. The range of issues I address with my clients include:



Trauma and PTSD

Bereavement and loss

Relationship issues

Childhood trauma and neglect

Complex PTSD

Low self esteem

Family estrangement

How psychotherapy can help

Being able to speak freely and be heard by another person can provide powerful relief from unbearable feelings. This may include reducing distress around traumatic memories, and identifying any patterns of behaviour that are no longer serving you well. 

Over time, you will uncover fresh perspectives on your life.  Techniques involving mindfulness, imagery and body awareness can enhance your experience of the present moment.  Therapy opens up possibilities for deep personal change.  

Together with talking therapy, I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), an approach recognised by NICE (the National Institute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and internationally by the World Health Organisation. This proven approach has been widely tested in people who have suffered trauma, but can also be useful for other issues.

What kind of therapy?

I draw on a number of different psychological approaches, including humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and EMDR (for trauma).

Read more about how I work.

Get in touch

I work online via Zoom, and in person in West London, covering Ealing, Hanwell, Acton, Greenford, Brentford, Chiswick and Shepherds Bush, and also in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. 

Please get in touch and I can arrange to phone you back - free of charge - to help you decide if online psychotherapy and counselling might suit you. For fees, please see FAQ.

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