Samantha Hughes. Dip. Coun. MBACP
Sometimes it doesn't feel possible to work things out on your own. You might be overwhelmed by challenges you are facing in the present or hurt and confused by feelings that are still with you from the past. Or perhaps you feel you are not living your life to its' best potential.
Therapy is a space in which to talk, work through difficult feelings, and make changes were you need them. It is a safe, confidential and non judgemental space in which to explore your feelings and through that exploration I hope to help you find what you need to be able to move forward. I believe that therapy should be transformative and provide a solid base for change and progression. There are times when we all get 'stuck' in our thoughts and need help to push through to new ways of thinking.
I am an experienced counsellor and have worked in GP surgeries and at a London Prison. I work with a wide cross section of people from very different backgrounds and different ideas about what they need from counselling. I treat every client with the same respect, regard and desire to help.
I work from a strong theoretical base, I am trained in both Psychodynamic and Person Centered counselling and I integrate elements of both in my work. I find it helpful to look at past and formative relationships and patterns of behaviour, in the hope that gaining insight will help you move forward in the present. Above all though my priority is to have a truthful, meaningful and caring relationship with each client and from that foundation great things can be achieved.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its' ethical code. I am currently working toward accreditation by the BACP.
I am fully insured and have regular supervision for my work with clients.
I offer a free introductory session for us to see if we feel we would like to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 2 Cert. in Counselling Skills, Level 3 Cert. in Counselling Studies, Level 4 Diploma in Theraputic Counselling. Awarded by Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Level 1 training course in Child and Adult Safeguarding.
CPD studies: Domestic abuse.
CPD studies: Understanding Patterns of Relating
I have several years experience seeing adult clients at at GP surgery with a wide variety of presenting issues.
I worked for some time at a large London prison counselling male inmates.
I am always seeking to expand my knowledge and undertake ongoing studies through workshops and professional development courses.
I come from a creative background, I studied at Central St Martins and have a BA (Hons) in Design. I worked for many years as a designer.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
I charge £50 per 50 minute session.
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client