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Hanli Schmidt
Women's Mental Health

I am based in Cambridge (UK) and I provide online sessions via zoom or other platforms. I have a Holistic Approach which means that I look at the whole person to see what is going on inside the Mind and the Body.


 I hold a qualification in Coaching, and I have years of experience in coaching both men and women. I have worked with women who have experienced childhood abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, narcissistic abuse, loss of a parent early in life, parental abandonment, childhood trauma, relationship breakdowns, infidelity and problematic relationship dynamics. I can help with anxiety, depression, PTSD symptoms, low self-esteem, low self-awareness, lack of boundaries, people pleasing, attachment issues, abandonment fears, and finding your voice and direction in life.

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I am somewhat directive in my approach, but I believe that people know within themselves how to progress forward and that it is my role to help them find their way.

(I cannot offer support or advice for the following: attention deficit disorder (ADHD & ADD), autism, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), hearing voices, hoarding, hypomania & mania, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), paranoia, phobias, psychosis or addictions.)

I offer a FREE consultation.

Follow on sessions are charged at £50 per 50-minute session.


Re-establishing Balance

In order to heal and move forward, it would be necessary to look at the following 7 areas:

Self-Esteem - How highly do you value yourself?

Self-Awareness - Are you aware of what your place is in the world, how you feel at any given moment and what your authentic-self looks like?

Relationships - Are you satisfied with the quality of your relationships?

Childhood - What were your relationships like with your parents, siblings and peers? Were there traumatic events in your childhood? What was your environment like growing up? Were you a part of the community?

Environment - Does your home, work and broader area contribute to your overall wellbeing or is it a hindrance?

Nutrition & Movement - Are you doing the best for your mental health by adding the right nutrition and movement to your life? 

Presence - If you are depressed or anxious, it means that your mind is spiralling into the past or into the future. In order to be free, you will need to learn to be present, in the moment that we are in right now.

20-Minute Consultations are FREE.

 Follow-on sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £50 per session.

Special rates for students and those under financial difficulty.

Please contact me to enquire about the special rates.

Opening hours

Mondays 6pm to 8pm

Wednesdays 1pm to 7pm

Fridays 6pm to 8pm

Saturdays 10am to 2pm


More about me

Let me share a little bit about me.  I came to the UK by myself when I was 18 and I had to navigate this sensitive time by myself.  Like a lot of other people there were many challenges along my path, such as suffering physical and emotional abuse, the loss of my first child, divorce, depression, insecurities, low self-esteem, anxiety and attachment issues to name a few. I learnt to not let these challenges get the better of me, but to use them as stepping stones to strength, resilience and real joy! 

I enjoy eating healthy, being in the outdoors and looking after my emotional and physical wellbeing as well as those of others.  I care about the people around me and I have a genuine concern for the people that enter my life needing my assistance.  If you meet with me you will be met by a warm, patient and understanding person who will want to know the whole you, so that we can get you onto the right path.

Client Testimonials

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At first when I met her I had self esteem issues, I was really unhappy and I also used food as a comfort; binge eating and feeling remorseful and guilty afterwards. After starting a journey with her, my life started changing, I recovered my self esteem, got my energy back to start projects that fulfilled my life, started taking an active role in my life to create the life I truly wanted. Today, I’m so grateful to say I no longer binge eat, I don’t feel urges to satisfy myself with food as I’m truly satisfied with what I have created in my life so far, and the journey is still long ahead. Talking with Hanli has made me feel empowered and stronger than ever. Has helped me changed limiting beliefs that used to hold me back to positive thoughts and a positive mindset that make me know that I can achieve anything in life with a good strategy, resilience, hard work and patience. I’m so grateful I can count with Hanli’s support, I would highly recommend her services to anyone that needs to change or improve in any way.

R Jean, United Kingdom

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Looking at my life I knew I needed help, the 6 week course of counselling with my GP achieved nothing. I tried a couple of private councillors unfortunately I didn't feel any better. I came across Hanli and discovered that it wasn't just a case of talking it was about looking at my life as a whole including my diet. Can't thank Hanli enough, I really feel that there is light at the end of the tunnel and my family relationships are now something I treasure. Thank you so much Hanli you have helped me to get my life back on track.

E Bressington , United Kingdom

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One of the best things I could ever do for myself, The therapy has help me through a difficult time and overcome obstacles I thought I could never do on my own. My Coach has been supportive and non judgemental which can be scary to bare all to a stranger. I highly recommend anyone who is struggling, no matter how small or big your problems are, Hanli will guide you through your journey.

J Shaw, United Kingdom

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it"


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