What is the star beyond?
Bear with me, I’m going to have to make a quick detour via Greek mythology for this to make sense…….
You will probably know the story of the Minotaur. Half man, half bull he was imprisoned in the Labyrinth and portrayed as an evil monster. But that isn’t the whole story, the Minotaur’s name was actually Asterion, meaning ‘ruler of the stars’ and when he was sacrificed he returned as a god, known as the ‘starry one’. He wasn’t unkind, vicious or cruel, instead a victim of his family circumstances, a prisoner, isolated and abandoned. In lesser known tales he is portrayed as a star, luminous and bright at the heart of the underworld (the labyrinth), Asterion was the star beyond the darkness.
We are all shades of light and dark, we feel a vast spectrum of emotions based on our beliefs, morals, expectations, hopes and dreams. Sometimes, based on events in the past or in our present we can feel misunderstood, uncared for, or simply shrouded in ‘darkness’. My role is to help you untangle these feelings that are keeping you feeling stuck and help you move forward based on your goals, dreams and desires.
How it all began
My beloved Nan used to say to me that I see something in a person that no one else sees. That I see their ‘star’ when they can’t, but with my support and love, in time, they will see it too.
Why I want to work with you
The one thing that brings me the most joy is to help others uncover their true desires, identifying what brings them simple happiness, that helps their star to rise so they can live the fulfilling life they deserve. Sometimes this means untangling ourselves from the past and I will work with you to resolve uncomfortable memories and experiences so that you feel like you have found the resolution you need to move forward.
I have experienced anxiety and depression too.
I didn’t wake up one day and decide to become a therapist, I’ve walked the walk too. I had a breakdown at 27 and it completely changed my life. My body responded and it gave me the time I needed to heal my depression and anxiety. At the time I had just started working with a therapist to uncover what was going on and it empowered me to make new lifestyle choices. This meant I waved goodbye to my career in London and a daily four hour commute.
It was the best thing I ever did.
This experience taught me to trust the obstacles that had been set out in front of me and those that had fallen behind me. That all of the challenges, the hard times and our grief are always lessons and opportunities to learn. These experiences nudge us to review and re-think our direction, empowering us to open doors we may have missed before.
I made the decision to re-train as a solution-focused hypnotherapist and psychotherapist over four years ago and here I am. I adore what I do. When I witness that break-through, when I see them letting go, watching their healing taking place, the relief wash over them, the hole once full of angst, now filled with a soothing tranquility, peace and anticipation for a beautiful future, it reminds me that I never, ever, want to stop doing this work.
Why work with me?
I work from a gentle, heart-centred place. Weaving together a blend of techniques, compassion and love to create a space for you that will enable you to resolve the issues and create your own freedom from the original problem.
I cannot recommend a session with Hannah enough. I have worked with Hannah through a few EFT sessions and I must say she is one of the most beautiful and warm people I have ever met. Her approach and genuine care for individuals is visible in each session as well as in her aftercare messages.
Whether you wish to be happier or simply overcome past trauma, she will enable you to work through past experiences and truly make peace. Her attention to detail is unmatched as well. There is no need to repeat things several times as she is attuned to what she hears and will move you through past or present memories, feelings, and emotions with ease.
Hannah is a gifted healer and empath and I would strongly recommend her without hesitation.