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Hanna Venton-Platz
Clinical Psychologist

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Working with peoples existing strengths, and helping them explore, understand and manage their distress underpins my approach in therapy.

I'm passionate about supporting neurodivergent young adults and adults manage the impact of trauma and adversity. I have over 15 years of experience of working with and learning from autistic adults, parents of autistic children and autistic young people.    Together, we can consider how therapy can be adapted to reduce barriers to attending  that Autism and ADHD can create, so that you can get the most out of each session. My priority is creating a non-judgemental space where people feel safe to explore past and current relationships and to work through trauma.

 

I believe that there are multiple and varied causes of distress, such as life experiences, the environment we live in,  discrimination and marginalisation. And believe that changes within society to reduce poverty and prejudice are a hugely important part of reducing mental health experiences within a community as well as supporting individuals.  

 

I draw on a range of psychological models to suit each persons needs individually.  I can combine approaches like EMDR, Cognitive Analytical Theory (CAT), narrative therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). And incorporate body-based strategies into sessions. I have experience of delivering therapeutic groups in creative settings which allow participants to use their bodies, such as forest schools and climbing centres. I have also worked with artists to deliver therapeutic workshops to adults. I love creating supportive communities and providing a space for individuals to do the things that improve their well-being.  

 

I enjoy being outdoors, especially swimming outdoors. I’ve been learning to surf for a while and enjoy paddle boarding.  I am completing my Forest School training so that I can improve my practical skills when outside and can continue to incorporate this into my therapeutic work. And am always happy with a book to read.   

Highest levelQualifications:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

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