Hugh Mayers

Hugh Mayers

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49 Effra Road
The Eurolink Business Centre
Brixton
London
SW2 1BZ

0203 701 2265 / 07908 205 575

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49 Effra Road
The Eurolink Business Centre
Brixton
London
SW2 1BZ

0203 701 2265 / 07908 205 575

About me

I have a vast and varied background in Mental Health which has given me valuable experience and insight into many different and complex issues. I volunteered for victim support Lambeth before being recruited by HMP Feltham to work with some of the country’s most volatile young offenders in their outreach team. I supported those at risk of self-harm due to mental health concerns, drug and alcohol addictions or them being victims of bullying. After completing my Counselling training I then also went on run an anger management clinic within the prison.

How I Work
I do not work from a strict template, or use just one specific approach to counselling. We 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.

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

I aim to be sensitive to the cultural and ethnic origins of individuals and their religious beliefs. Due to the amount of different cultures it would be impossible for me to say I have detailed knowledge of them all, I therefore base my Culture 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.

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Hugh Mayers image 1
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  • The counselling process

Fees

Individuals
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - £60 per session

Psychotherapy - £60 per session

Existential / Person Centred Counselling - £50.00 per session

Couples
£75.00 per session

Groups
Negotiable, please contact me to discus in more detail.

Life Coaching
Sessions start at £55.00

Workshop Presentations
Negotiable, please contact me for more information.

Concessions for low income and unwaged available.

Maps & Directions

London, SW2 1BZ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: No

Availability

8:00 am - 8:00pm Monday to Friday & 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturdays

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
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