Originally from Ireland, I've lived here in the UK for 20+yrs now, having previously lived in North America and the Middle East. It has been from my own life experience, living in various countries, that I'm able to connect with a wide range of diverse and interesting people. 

Similarly, I recognise there are times throughout our lifespan, when we all need a kind and supportive relationship, that can help us go beyond, to see ourselves truly, and understand more deeply. 



I've experience working with a diverse range of difficulties, from anxiety, bereavement, depression and addiction to abuse.


Having specialist training working with trauma and sexual abuse, I work at a pace, led by you. I understand the ripple effects of these experiences and I work supportively and sensitively, cultivating a mindful and inquisitive approach, along the way.

Although I enjoy working creatively, I have a deep appreciation for Eastern healing practices, and being inquisitive about how we come to be in the world. Being mindful, sensing the connection between mind and body, can open a path towards a deeper creative wisdom.

Work with me



Registered Member


I'm a fully qualified, registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, working within a framework that is responsible and accountable. I hold full insurance and DBS checks.

I attend regular supervision and continued professional trainings, that

keep me well resourced and supported.. 

Please click below, to view my professional standards membership..

  • Training with trauma & sexual abuse

  • Group Facilitation & co-facilitation  

  • Working with Shame PODS

  • Internal Family Systems; trauma & loss







Ivana Hardy 

   07961 006083    ivana@ivanahardy.com

Ivana Hardy   Mary Carpenter Hse   Kingswood   BS15 8DB