Welcome! I want to first take a moment to admire the strength and courage that it takes to begin a counselling journey. I know that it can feel overwhelming, uncomfortable and vulnerable at first, so remember to be gentle with yourself. Taking the deep dive to explore your inner world can be both challenging and terrifying, but it can also be extremely rewarding when done with proper support. That is where I come in, offering my expertise through the use of evidence-based strategies to support you as we navigate this process together.
A few of the areas I am passionate about working with:
- Life Transitions
When looking to understand our current struggles, it can be helpful to look back at our previous life experiences and how we learned to move through the world around us. Exploring how we learned to express, share, and regulate our emotions is a key piece of information that it is not always obvious at first.
I bring previous experience offering counselling to individuals ages 12 and up, as well as experience working with couples and families, and offering parent consultations. I have also co-facilitated a dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) skills group to adults which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am comfortable working with many presenting concerns, and actually find that many overlap with each other in a beautiful complicated web. I also know that there is no one size fits all approach to counselling, so a few of the theories and modalities that I pull from regularly are:
- Internal family systems (IFS)
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT)
- Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Narrative therapy
- Attachment therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Experiential and humanistic therapy
- Existential therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Bio-psycho-social-spiritual balance
- Mindfulness meditation
Overall, I am both thrilled and honoured to be here and to be considered as a potential counsellor to work alongside you in your journey towards self-discovery. If you feel like we would be a good fit, I would love to sit down and have a chat about what brings you here today.
Hannah English ReachesWhite Rock BCDelta BCSurrey BCMaple Ridge BCLangley BC