How I work

Upon initial contact I will offer you a free telephone consultation; this provides an opportunity to discuss your needs and how we can work together.

In our initial conversation I will determine if I have the relevant skills and experience to help you. Whilst we talk, you can in turn decide if I am the right counsellor for you and ask any questions you might have.

Your counselling sessions will be tailored to your needs. We will think about what would be best for you: short or long term counselling, face-to-face or online sessions, weekly or fortnightly support.

As an integrative therapist I offer psychotherapeutic talking therapy and enhance my approach with creative and CBT-based strategies, such as; working with nesting dolls, images, therapeutic writing etc.

Once your sessions have started, we will review our work and your process at regular intervals. Together we can decide when it is time for your support to come to an end.

My approach

My approach to counselling is rooted in the belief that each person is unique; as an integrative counsellor I therefore draw from different therapeutic modalities to align with my clients and place them at the centre of my work.

Most clients feel nervous or unsure upon starting counselling. I would therefore like to reassure you that I will receive you and what you would like to talk about with understanding, sensitivity and without judgement.

Our sessions will provide a safe and confidential space. They will be centred around that which you wish to explore and in this I will seek to understand your unique experience of your thoughts, feelings and difficulties.

Your engagement with counselling can support you to arrive at new insights and perspectives about yourself and your situation; it can help you identify how you can move forward or let go off that which may be entangled in the roots of your experiences, beliefs and issues.

Counselling is not about giving advice or telling you what to do; it is about helping you to find your own solutions and empowering you to move forward in making the changes you desire.

''I sought professional help some seven years after leaving a forty two year difficult and emotionally demeaning relationship. Following some online research I came across Hanneke’s profile, and after

an initial telephone consultation I knew I would feel comfortable talking to her.

I saw Hanneke weekly for three months. Her consulting room was a beautiful calm space in lovelysurroundings. This also made me feel at ease from the onset.''

Female client

''The first weeks were spent with Hanneke listening to my story, without comment or judgement. I was surprised finally being able to speak about my feelings and fears, which had built up in me over many years. Over time I was able to disentangle the emotions which I had locked away inside. With Hanneke’s gentle way of talking I was able to process what had happened in the past, and finally deal with it all. I finally feel at peace; I have recognised and dealt with the reasons why I was so angry with myself and no longer resist letting people into my life.''

Female client

“I can finally be myself knowing that is all I ever need to be, and that despite what I believed, I had a strength which no one could see. I know I would never have achieved this without the compassion and support I received from Hanneke. She has enabled me to finally be the person I want to be.''

Female client

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to arrange an initial phone call. You can reach me via email ( or can complete the contact form on my site.

All enquiries are usually answered within 24 hours and any information shared remains confidential.

A short conversation might be all that is needed to get you the support that can help you to move forward.

©2024 Hanneke Lee

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