Vanessa Hammond

Vanessa Hammond

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Plymouth

Plymouth PL5
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates


I work all week except Wednesdays, and have morning, afternoon, and evening appointments. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and Welcome to my Coaching Profile

I work with online platforms such as Zoom, so it doesn’t matter where in the world you are.

I work with adults, so you would need to be at least 18 for us to work together.

I'm so pleased you are considering making an investment into your well-being. 

 A coaching approach would be suitable if you wish to explore what you want from your life, how to make it more rewarding or fulfilling. This approach would focus more on the ‘here and now’, rather than delving deeply into what makes you, you.

The process of coaching is to enable you to become more authentically yourself and less driven by external conditioning.

In the first session you will be given the time and space to consider your goals. Then we would explore them in sessions of counselling or coaching, or perhaps a combination of the two. 

Practice description

Coaching would help you explore what you want from your life, so that it becomes more rewarding and meaningful. This approach would help you work towards your desired future, accessing your resources and working towards your goals.

Coaching will help you feel more motivated and is ideal if you want to make effective changes in your life, career or personal circumstances. My experience as a hypnotherapist and careers adviser means I can offer a solution focused approach, ideal for personal development work.

Often my therapy work overlaps with well-being coaching, life coaching and mental health management.

My first session

I offer a free 30 minute meeting to see if we could work well together. In the time you will be given the time and space to consider your goals. Then we would explore them in sessions.

These areas may warrant a coaching approach:

• Lifestyle changes / habits

• Starting that project you’ve been meaning to work on

• Coping with change in your life

• Defining success and meaning for yourself

• Developing confidence, self esteem and a positive body image

• Developing your spirituality

• Finding the motivation to move yourself into action

• Finding your career direction

• Finding your purpose in life, and your potential to make a contribution to the world

• Fulfilling your potential in the work place

• Introducing more fun into your life

• Maintaining momentum for study

• Managing stress and finding ways to relax

• Managing your energy and time

• Overcoming blocks and moving towards your goals

• Reviewing your life and your priorities

• Setting up as self employed

• Making new friends, dating and finding a partner

Therapist - EAST LOOE

Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Available for home visits
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello and Welcome,

I work on line, usaully ZOOM, so we can meet regardless of any access issues, or where you are in the world.

I work with adults so you would need to be 18 or above.

I offer sessions throughout the week except Wednesdays.

I look forward to meeting you.

As a BACP accredited therapist I can provide a regular time and space for you to talk about your troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment that is dependable, confidential and free from intrusion. I will respect your viewpoint while supporting you to deal with specific problems, cope with crises, improve your relationships, or develop easier ways of living. We may explore what might be holding you back and discover ways of being that are more in tune with what you need. You might see this as a journey with me alongside you.

Sessions usually take place once a week. Making this regular commitment to work together gives you a better chance of finding out why you are having difficulties.

About me

Since completing a degree, I have over twenty years' experience in various roles as an English teacher in Colombia, a Spanish Teacher at a secondary school, Employment Facilitator, Careers Adviser, Carer for a terminally ill family member, Lighter Life Group Counsellor, NHS Counsellor and Private Counsellor, Coach and Hypnotherapist. I find it rewarding to work closely with individuals on various health and emotional issues to promote their well-being and achieve their goals.

Practice description

By using a blend of counselling, coaching and by being in tune with what you are feeling, you can then take time to choose how you wish to respond and behave. You may even decide that you don't have the resources right now to make the changes you wish for, or you may start a process of accepting yourself as a fallible human being who does not get things right all of the time. That process of understanding may help you to live more comfortably with yourself.

My first session

I offer a free half hour consultation for us to meet and ensure we think we can work together. Alternatively, we could meet for an hour for the usual fee and you would then experience some counselling.

What I can help with

Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited