Dr Julie Hannan DCPsych CPsychol HCPC Registered
Welcome to my website. I am Dr Julie Hannan, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Accredited Psychotherapist.
I have been working as a private practitioner for over 10 years with adults on an individual basis who are experiencing difficulties. I offer face-to-face therapy from my private clinic in Alvechurch and via Skype.
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What is therapy all about?
My clients are both men and women and tend to be very capable, professional and entrepreneurial people who have never been in therapy before, as they have successfully managed all that life has thrown at them in the past. When they contact me, life has become challenging perhaps as a result of a career burnout, loss, feeling stuck, a relationship breakdown, a singular trauma event, the ongoing impact of early life events and trauma often they feel that life has become a bit meaningless and they feel like they’ve lost their way. Some clients may have briefly visited a cognitive behavioural therapist or counsellor for a few sessions and have been disappointed with the results as they don’t feel any the wiser, their wallet is lighter and they still lack a deeper understanding of what’s going on for them and what they can do about it.
How can therapy help?
Therapy is not just a chat! It is a guided exploration of how and why issues are troubling you or continue to trouble you. Therapy helps you recognise and stop unhelpful patterns you may be repeating in your work, social or personal life. Therapy can help you to regulate yourself emotionally and increase your knowledge and awareness of how unresolved issues, beliefs or traumatic events may be adversely affecting your current enjoyment and quality of life and gives you insight and strategies to manage these difficulties more effectively.
Therapy helps to uncover and unlock any unhelpful and damaging aspects of your current and earlier life and head towards a more satisfying and happy life by finding the courage to be and act differently in the here and now with mindful insight into why you were held back in the past. At the end of the day, therapy helps you leave the past in the past (where it should be!) and move forward with a sense of freedom, positivity and the assurance of increased self-awareness.