Meg Hughes BSc PGCE Dip.TA Psychotherapy MBACP Registered

Meg Hughes BSc PGCE Dip.TA Psychotherapy MBACP Registered

Labyrinth Business Centre
43-47 Middle Hillgate

07989 153321

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Labyrinth Business Centre
43-47 Middle Hillgate

07989 153321

About me

I am a fully qualified, BACP registered psychotherapist specialising in working with grief, anxiety and depression, relationships, childhood trauma and abuse. I can help you to explore and understand the issues that are difficult in your present and past so that you can live the life that you want.

Can counselling help me?

When people are experiencing hard times it can be incredibly daunting to take those first steps towards help and support. This is where counselling or 'talking therapies' may be able to help. Here are some testimonials from my clients past and present so that you can see what they have gained from coming to therapy with me.

'I have changed so much. Therapy has been a fantastic experience. Meg has helped me to explore what I was finding so difficult in my marriage and I am now much happier, calmer and living more fully'

'It was great to be really listened to without judgement. I could see everything much clearer and that helped me to decide what I wanted to do'

'I have started looking after myself, I didn't even realise I wasn't doing that before therapy. I'm trying to put myself first more often'.

'After having therapy with Meg for just a few months I can honestly say that I have made more progress within myself than ever before in my 42 years of life. Meg has helped me to deepen my understanding of who I am and with her support and guidance I have expanded my self awareness and started upon a path that I have been searching for my whole life.'

About Me

I utilise a branch of psychotherapy known as Transactional Analysis (TA) which can be modified and used in many different ways depending on your individual needs. I trained for 4 years at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and became clinically endorsed in 2009. I have extensive experience of working in a variety of setting such as private practice, secondary schools and Stockport Women's Centre. I work with clients of all ages and backgrounds:

  • Adults
  • Children and Young People
  • Couples
  • Families and Groups

Why choose me?

I provide a professional, confidential service for you in a safe and calm environment. I am warm, supportive and caring whilst helping you to express yourself freely and get where you want to be.

My areas of interest and expertise are :-

  • Relationship & Family Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement, Loss & Grief
  • Childhood & Adult Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Anger Management
  • New Parenting Issues
  • Work Stress

The initial session

I can offer you a free 30-minute no-obligation session. This is an opportunity to meet and talk through the difficulties you are currently experiencing. I will ask you some questions to get an idea of the issues and explain how I work. This session is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions and we can decide if we wish to work together. I am happy to refer you to other therapists if necessary.

How long will I need to come for?

I offer both short, medium or long term therapy to suit your needs. The number of sessions that you might have varies from person to person. It is entirely up to you to decide the longevity of your therapy and we will regularly review our work together so that you can get the most out of your sessions.

Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly.

Please feel free to contact me to arrange an initial appointment or to ask any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Education

  • Current DBS for my school and voluntary work.
  • Registered Member No: 048321 of the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register.
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy following 4 years extensive training (480 hrs) at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, Chorlton 2007- 2011
  • PGCE Secondary Education. My teaching roles included Head of Geography, Second in Humanities, Geography Teacher, Head of Year and Primary Links Coordinator in three schools over ten years, Manchester. 1997-2007
  • BSc( Honours) Geography

Recent Short Courses & Training

Certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies and Therapeutic Skills - completed Dec 2011

Children, Young People - Loss, Death and Grief 2014

Focusing Skills Level 1 Certificate Course 2015

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 2015

Working with Relational Trauma - Disassociative Identity Disorder 2015

Sand Play Therapy 2015

Working with Self Harm 2016

Being Transgender 2016

Certificate in Supervision 2016 ongoing

Trauma & Childhood Sexual Abuse 2016

Freedom Programme Training & Safeguarding Vulnerable Women 2016

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Children and Young Person's Counsellor in Secondary Education Sector- April 2012 to the present.
Volunteer Assessor & Counsellor at Stockport Women's Centre - September 2012 to the present.

Photos & videos

  • My therapy room
  • My therapy room


I can offer daytime and evening appointments.

My room is conveniently located within easy walking distance of major bus routes and train/tram station.

  • Individual sessions         £40 per hour
  • Couples                             £50 per hour
  • Reduced rates for students / trainee counsellors / low incomes - please ask

Payment is to be made each session by cash, cheque or BACS.

Further information

I have been a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) since 2011 and Registered on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register since 2014. This register is accredited by the Professionals Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. In order to maintain and develop my practice I receive regular supervision, ongoing personal therapy, and attend continuing professional development training events.

I have full and comprehensive indemnity insurance with Oxygen, Hiscox.

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to hearing from you.

Please do contact me if you would like to arrange an initial appointment or have any questions.

Maps & Directions

Stockport, SK1 3DG

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Daytime and evenings available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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