Aine Hayes

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Hammersmith W6 & Fulham SW6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I have 25 years experience as a qualified therapist working with individuals and groups.

I have a particular interest in trauma and attachment issues although I have experience of helping clients explore a wide range of issues.

As an accredited counsellor and therapist I am a genuine, warm and accepting person who believes that a trusting therapeutic relationship is central to the work.

I am trained to work relationally using an integrative approach. What this means is that our work together will draw upon the main therapeutic traditions of psychodynamic and humanistic therapy as well as the body to explore relationships with significant others in your life. In addition, the relationship between us can also offer insight into old patterns and behaviours and allows for a mutual and dynamic rather than passive approach to the experience.

I believe that anxiety is at the core of so many difficulties. My approach is strengths based: exploring the impact of past experiences and events whilst also focusing upon future goals. My orientation allows me to work both verbally and creatively with clients to help them to tell their story and to explore issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family and early childhood issues
  • Personal development
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Trauma

The work can be time limited or long term depending on your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a full accredited member of BACP. I am also a clinical supervisor and a registered Arts Therapist and member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) UK.
I have also done some additional training in CBT, EMDR, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Trauma Therapy. I also hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment Focused therapy and a Diploma in Supervision.

I also see trainee counsellors and therapists for personal therapy and clinical supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer counselling and therapy to students/trainees and I am a qualified clinical supervisor.


£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Vitality

Additional information

I charge £75 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Face to face and online daytime and evening appointments. I work in West/South West London. In Hammersmith and Fulham, and close to central London via local bus and tube links.

Hammersmith, W6

Fulham, London, SW6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
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In Hammersmith

Online platforms



In person

I am qualified as a clinical supervisor working with individuals and with groups including trainee counsellors and therapists.

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