DR HANNAH MAKARSKI
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
I have been working with people in turmoil for around 15 years now, throughout the lifespan and across a variety of contexts. This includes work with children and families who experienced difficulties in relation to schooling, young people at risk of, or who have been, homeless, and military veterans, including those who have had contact with the criminal justice system. I have worked as a therapist as part of an Employee Assistance Programme, supporting a number of Northeast organisations and their employees, and I now compliment my work at Select with a role in the NHS working with people who experience eating difficulties.
I work from a person-centered perspective and will use our assessment time to establish how best to tailor my approach to meet your needs. This could include drawing from the fields of psychodynamic theory or cognitive behavioural therapy, while always prioritising your experience and our relationship.
I believe that within each of us is the potential for a fulfilling life, however sometimes the challenges we face can feel like very real barriers to this. I will work alongside you to explore what might be most helpful in your unique situation. My hope is that by providing a warm, compassionate and safe environment I will create with you opportunities to explore other perspectives, and develop new approaches to meeting your goals.
Training and qualifications
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Teesside University
- BA(Hons) Psychology, Essex University
ACCREDITATION TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
- Eating disorders
- Veteran’s Mental Health
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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR THERAPISTS
We carry out rigorous checks and vet all our therapists before they join the team. They must meet with our high standards of professional specification which includes:
- Accreditation to the relevant professional body:
- Clinical psychologists are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
- CBT therapists are British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) accredited
- Counsellors are British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited
- Degree-qualified to Masters or PHD (doctorate) level for clinical psychologists
- Full indemnity insurance
- DBS criminal record clearance
This means that the mental health professional you see will be qualified, experienced and competent.
We are a private mental health clinic and have a number of therapists with different specialities. Because of this, we can offer therapies to help with a wide range of mental health issues from Anxiety to PTSD and child psychology.
First, we carry out a triage step during a 15-minute free initial telephone consultation. Depending on the challenges you’re facing, we will then recommend a counsellor, CBT therapist or clinical psychologist.
We also have clinic locations throughout the North, so there is usually one not too far from you.
As a result, we can usually offer an appointment quickly and at a time and place convenient for you. But, above all, tailored to your needs.