Hugh Mayers MSc. (Reg BACP)
49 Effra Road
The Eurolink Business Centre
0203 701 2265 / 07908 205 575
I have a vast and varied background in Mental Health with more than nine years experience. I have proven competencies in dealing with people of all ages and a wide variety of life challenges such as anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
I am available weekdays, evenings & Saturdays
How I Work
I do not work from a rigid template, or use just one specific approach to counselling. People are all individuals so I tailor my approach and sessions to suit you and your needs.
The three main approaches I use are:
- Rational-Emotive behaviour Therapy (REBT) / Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Person Centred Counselling
- Existential Counselling
You can find further information about each of these on my website
Diversity Sensitive Therapy
I aim to be sensitive to the class, gender, sexual orientation, cultural and ethnic origins of individuals. Due to the amount of different cultures that exist in our society it would be impossible for me to say I have detailed knowledge of them all, I therefore base my Diversity Sensitive Therapy on the following framework:
- Being aware of the links between the problems a person may face and their social context.
- Valuing the idea that there is not one single idea of ‘ normal ’ that applies to all people, situations and cultures.
- Acknowledgement of the differences between individualistic and collectivist cultures.
- Taking into consideration the reality of racism, marginalisation and other forms of discrimination and how if at all these issues may have impacted the client’s life.
- The importance of support structures in the client’s community, e.g. traditional healing methods, kinship bonds or spiritual philosophies.
- Being attune to the concept of gender roles in the client’s culture.
- The necessity of appreciating the role of history when making sense of the client’s current experiences.
- Being sensitive to the use of language, be that of the spoken word and vocabulary or forms of non-verbal communication like body language.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a higher professional Diploma in Counselling which I obtained in 2007 when I was trained in person centred and existential counselling. In 2012 I obtained a MSc in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from Goldsmiths University I have also had training in a number of areas related to counselling as part of my ongoing professional development e.g. Life Coaching, Self-Harm, Gender & Sexuality, Mindfulness and Well being.
I have worked at two prisons and a mental health charity in the capacity of counsellor and psychotherapist and have more than 7 years experience of delivering talking therapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - £60 per session
Psychotherapy - £60 per session
Existential / Person Centred Counselling - £50.00 per session
£75.00 per session
Negotiable, please contact me to discus in more detail.
Sessions start at £55.00
Negotiable, please contact me for more information.
Concessions for low income and unwaged available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
8:00 am - 8:00pm Monday to Friday & 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturdays
Types of client