Hugh Trethowan

Hugh Trethowan

Flat 4 Riverside House
19 Osborne Road

01225 330007 / 07791 117276

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Flat 4 Riverside House
19 Osborne Road

01225 330007 / 07791 117276

About me

I qualified as a counsellor through the University of Bath and have long term experience working with those in addiction or brought up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional home (ACOA).

Please feel free to call me and ask whatever questions you like. Perhaps then we can arrange an initial appointment. A first session gives us the opportunity to talk and to see whether you feel my counselling is for you or not. There is no obligation to continue but many clients go on to arrange weekly sessions of 50 mins lasting 6-12 weeks. We would mutually agree on the number of initial sessions and confidentiality is assured throughout your treatment.


  • Addictions, substance abuse and dependence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Confidence/ Low Self-Esteem
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics issues (ACOA)
  • Gender dysphoria.
  • Living with Tinnitus
  • Internet porn addiction
  • Quitting Smoking

I run a small private practice and have worked in both daycare (DHI) and residential (Clouds House) centres and have long experience in 12 Step methods (abstinence) and Harm Reduction models of treatment (cutting down). We will work collaboratively together in seeking solutions, and in the case of an addiction, relief from a growing problem over which you may feel you have little or no control.

I am under regular & professional supervision and am committed to developing and expanding my counselling skills to better help you.

I am an Accredited Drug & Alcohol Professional and a member of FDAP (The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) and I work from lovely rooms by the river in Newbridge, Bath (with free parking).

Training, qualifications & experience

FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) accredited.

FDSc in Addictions Counselling (Action On Addiction/ University of Bath).

Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills. (Bath College)

Person-centred counselling (Rogerian Approach)
Abstinence Based Approach (12 Step)
Harm Reduction (Relapse Prevention)
Motivational Interviewing MI (Miller & Rollnick)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Egan's Skilled Helper Model

As therapists, we are strongly encouraged to advance our own personal development as counsellors on a continuing basis These are some of the CPD modules that I have attended:

Security (re)gained - Attachment as a therapeutic modality.
The Music of Being - Becoming a self through the therapeutic qualities of music.
Introduction to Pesso Boyden Psychotherapy - A New Approach to Healing the Past.
The Long Goodbye - A Psycho-social investigation of endings in life and therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

12 Step.
Motivation to change (Motivational Interviewing).
Tinnitus support (ringing in the ears).
Cross-dressing, transgender and gender dysphoria issues.
Internet Porn and masturbation (Fapping) issues.

Photos & videos

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I charge £40 per 50 minute session.

I can offer some concessionary rates for students and for those on a low income or income support. Please ask.

Further information

Hugh has worked for many years in the music industry as a musician/composer with at least one West End show to his credit. He spent 20 years in Hong Kong writing music for Chinese Theatre and TV Advertising before returning to live and work in the lovely city of Bath.

His counselling studies started at Bath College followed by a two year Addictions Counselling course at the University of Bath under the auspices of Action on Addiction. 

He also still finds time to compose, create ceramic designs, and produce audiobooks for the BBC.

Maps & Directions

Bath, BA1 3JS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Day & evening sessions available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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