All About Hanneke Lee


    • Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

    • BACP Certificate of Proficiency

    • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

    • Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Theory and Skills

    • Level 2 Introduction to Counselling

    • Drawing and Talking Therapy Foundation Course

    • Qualified Teacher Status

    • Degree in Psychology and Education

Member of Professional Associations:

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


Hanneke provides psychotherapeutic counselling and training. She works both face-to-face and online, with adults, teenagers (14+) and groups. She is qualified to work with a broad range of issues and offers a free initial consultation to discuss your needs.

Hanneke can provide psychotherapeutic counselling for:

· Difficult and overwhelming life events: bereavement and loss, family and relationship difficulties, pregnancy and infertility, parenthood, life transitions, illness and diagnosis, work related issues and retirement, settling and living abroad.

· Difficult thoughts and emotions: thoughts and feelings linked to anxiety, low mood, stress, burn-out and perfectionism. Or those that are harder to define; something has felt ‘off’ for some time, a general sense of dissatisfaction, confusion around your sense of self, or feeling stuck in patterns which keep repeating themselves.



Neurodiversity and SEND informed counselling can be provided for:


· Adults and teenagers whom are either diagnosed or self-identify as neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, AuDHD, Sensory Processing Differences). She also supports to those who identify with the personality trait of heightened sensitivity or HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) or SPS (Sensory Processing Sensitivity).

· Parents, carers and siblings (14+) of children with additional needs. Support can be offered as individual counselling sessions or as part of a therapeutic support group for parents and carers.

· Training for counsellors and therapists who wish to broaden their skills and understanding of working therapeutically with neurodiverse clients.

About Hanneke:

Having grown up in the Netherlands, Hanneke first visited England during her university years. Work experience as part of her degree developed into a job opportunity and she subsequently settled in the Bedfordshire area from 2004 onwards.

Hanneke’s background is in the education sector where she provided support and consultations for a diverse range of professionals, children, young people and their families, helping them to navigate difficult and emotional challenges often linked to anxiety, autistic spectrum disorders, neurodiversity, sensory processing differences and emotional wellbeing.

In her thirties, Hanneke sought counselling and hypnotherapy to work through unresolved issues from her past which had started forming barriers and limitations in her family, personal and work life. Experiencing the powerful impact of working with a professional that can provide a safe space to talk and be alongside us when we feel vulnerable and in need of support guided her towards her next vocation.

Hanneke’s approach to counselling was born out of the emphasis she places on developing a strong relationship and understanding of the unique perspective and experience of the individual. Hanneke places the client at the centre of her work and draws from different therapeutic modalities, adopting an accepting and non-judgmental stance.

Studies and research in the field of environmental sensitivity (Michael Pluess) and/or heightened sensitivity (Elaine Aron) are one of Hanneke’s passionate interests. Sensitivity is a personality trait (just like introversion and extraversion) affecting about 20% of the population and related awareness and understanding can prove to be an influential discovery towards increased wellbeing, self-care and acceptance of self.

Mobile: 07942 287813


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