Hania Maclagan

Hania Maclagan


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07486896155

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Therapist - BRISTOL

BRISTOL BS3
07486896155
Sessions from £48.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

available from September 2020

About me and my therapy practice

I offer individual child, and family counselling and psychotherapy, and individual adult therapy. With children and families, this can take the form of an initial assessment session with parents followed by individual sessions with the child; individual child sessions combined with separate parent sessions; whole family sessions or any combination that we agree is useful. With adults we agree a working contract of how frequently we meet and build in regular reviews to track progress.

I can offer support with, (amongst other things): bereavement, relationship issues, trauma, bullying, lack of self esteem, depression, relational difficulties failure to thrive in school, family arguments, sibling difficulties, issues connected to fostering and adoption, the affect on children and families of parental/family ill health/mental health/substance misuse. 

With children and young people, I use play and art materials as a way of communicating and accessing emotions and narratives that are difficult to put into words. Making a good connection with young people is very important, and I ensure that the work is lead by them, and progresses in a way that is attuned to their developmental stage. I am able to provide information and support to parents and carers about issues the child and family may be experiencing, as well as strategies and techniques to manage emotions and behaviour.

With adults, I try to make connections between past events and relationships, and current difficulties. Through exploring the dynamic connection between early life events and current behaviour patterns, some relief and understanding of painful feelings can be found, and behaviour patterns can change.

Practice description

Work is confidential, meaning that I do not share information unless agreed by the client. However, as I work within Child Protection and Safeguarding frameworks, there are exceptions to this; for example if I become aware that a child may be in danger. Confidentiality will be explained in full in our initial meeting. I am happy to liaise with other professionals, such as schools, social workers or health professionals if it is agreed by the client and deemed helpful.

I am supervised regularly by a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist for my work with both children and families and adults,  with whom I have been working for a number of years.  This is to ensure that I maintain ethical standards and that I give the highest standard of service to my clients. Confidential material is not shared during these meetings. Again this will be explained in full during our first meeting.I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, which means that I have significant post-qualifying experience and have had my professional ethos and commitment to ethical principles assessed. 

I have worked in statutory services, working clinically in various Social Services departments including Leaving Care and Fostering and Adoption. I also work within schools, providing individual child and family counselling, as well as acting in a consultative role to teachers and staff, and providing training and supervision to staff. I have also worked within the fields of homelessness and substance misuse.I have experience of working with adults, children and families from a variety of ethnic and social backgrounds, and I am committed to maintaining principles of equality and diversity within my work.

My first session

Our first session is a chance for us both to find out whether we are a good 'fit' for working together. 

With children and young people, especially younger ones, I usually start with an initial meeting with a parent or carer. We can decide in our initial phone conversation whether the child should also be present. This meeting is to help me find out a bit more about what brings the family to therapy, and whether I might be of support. It is also a chance to discuss confidentiality and safeguarding, with plenty of opportunities to ask me questions. After this, we can make a 'working agreement' together, which is both of our commitment to how we will work together going forwards.

For individual adult clients the process is similar; the first session is a time for us to explore what brings you to therapy and what your hopes and expectations might be, and for me to go into a bit more detail about how I work. We then make a 'working agreement' that covers frequency and duration of sessions, payment and missed sessions. Again, there is plenty of opportunity to ask me questions throughout this process. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Family therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Bristol

Bristol BS3
07486896155
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

available from September 2020

About me and my therapy practice

I work psychodynamically and using reflective practice to help supervisees think about unconscious processes, organisational dynamics, safeguarding, best practice and ideas and strategies. I work with individuals practising therapy who would like a psychodynamic viewpoint; with school staff who are working therapeutically or have a therapeutic element to their work; with therapists in honorary or voluntary placements; with students undertaking  psychodynamic therapy training. 

Practice description

Having worked within schools and a psychodynamic therapist for over 7 years, I am well placed to supervise therapists who work in this challenging environment. I am Assistant Clinical Manager at the Bridge in Schools in Bristol, and as such supervise other Child Therapists in my team who are working in schools. I am also a Child Therapist within a school myself, and am very aware of the difficulties and stresses the role can bring. I have also worked in Social Care and the NHS as a therapist, and can bring my knowledge of working in statutory and healthcare settings to my supervision practice. 

Supervision with me can be a place to bring individual cases for consideration, where we can think about the psychodynamic processes at play, and generate ideas together. It is also a place to consider the impact of the environment the work takes place in, and what organisational dynamics might be at play. The session can also be place to think more broadly about the organisation you work in, and what impact this has on your therapeutic work. It can be a place to bring specific safeguarding issues to be thought about, with the shared understanding that safeguarding procedures within your place of work will need to be adhered to.

If you are a studying to be a psychodynamic therapist, I can offer supervision for your placement that can link the theory with your practice; a containing and safe space to explore the challenges of beginning this kind of training and work, and an active thinking space where we can build on ideas together. 

The supervisory relationship is an opportunity to make use of a psychodynamically trained mind to work through issues together. I consider the relationship between myself and my supervisee as an important and exciting space to generate and hone psychodynamic practice, provide containment and professional boundaries, and link theory to practice. 

My first session

What you bring to supervision is up to you. It may be an organisational issue, a piece of individual work or thinking more broadly about a number of issues. 

In our first session,  I will go through issues around confidentiality, safeguarding time and payment and between us we can then make a working agreement. This will outline what we have discussed,d the frequency of meetings, how to pay, missed sessions etc. 

This will be a space for you to ask me questions and to find out whether we are the right 'fit' for working together. 

Types of therapy

Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Bristol

Bristol BS5
07486896155
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

available form September 2020

Types of therapy

Family therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited