About Hanna

Hanna Kotava

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

My name is Hanna. As a TA therapist I draw on the approaches that best suit the issues that clients bring into the therapy room. I work through relational therapies with clients. I am member of BACP, UKCP and EATA. I work both English and Russian with understandings of other Slavic languages.

I aim to provide an empathic, supportive space where clients can open up and feel seen and heard for who they truly are. While counselling helps clients to process difficult or painful thoughts and feelings, I believe that therapy can also focus on the potential of the clients. I work with people to identify and draw on their inner resources to live a fuller, more satisfying life. I use Transactional Analysis approach to help clients identify patterns in their thoughts and behaviours and to help clients manage their relationship in a healthier way. My approach is tailored to the individual client.

With background as Fitness Coach I bring my understanding of body and spirit to psychotherapeutic interactions. I understand the internal and external pressures people can put on themselves, which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies. I work to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress. I also specialise in anxiety, depression, relationships and has a special interest in self-esteem issues.

Please contact me at kotava2005@gmail.com or 07432608649 to discuss details of how we might work together including times and fees.