Hatty Hughes UKCP Reg.

Hatty Hughes UKCP Reg.


0117 954 1843

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About me

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and music therapist (UKCP and HCPC registered)

We can all experience times in our lives when things become very difficult, or needing of attention and understanding, causing us pain and unhappiness.  This could be due to things that happened a long time ago, more recently, or current unexpected life events.

Talking about things in a confidential setting, without judgements or expectations that you should be any particular way, can help to relieve difficult, confusing and painful feelings.  The awareness gained can help you to make creative choices and move on with your life.

I respect the individual's unique experience and treat all information with confidentiality.

I have been working as a psychotherapist in Bristol for the past 27 years, in a wide variety of settings. These include natural health centres, occupational health, a Bristol- based charity, and independent practice.  I also offer supervision, and am a training therapist, and training supervisor.

I recently qualified as a music therapist; I have an enhanced DBS certificate and HCPC registration.

The therapeutic relationship that the client and therapist engage in can provide a secure base from which difficulty of all sorts can be explored and understood. Difficulty may include, for instance:

  • depression
  • loss and bereavement
  • anxiety
  • obsessive difficulties
  • eating problems
  • parenting
  • relationship issues
  • sexuality
  • trauma
  • chaotic or disturbing feelings and experiences
  • work stress
  • feeling that your life is out of control
  • feeling lost, directionless.

I work just off Stokes Croft, near the centre of Bristol, easily accessed by bus, and currently with ample parking for cars.

I work with individuals in both short and longer term therapy and counselling; also with counsellors and therapists in training.

I also offer supervision.

I trained at the Bowlby Centre in London, and find Attachment Theory a very useful and insightful way of understanding human experience.  Attachment Theory considers that our attachments and relationships in early life set the foundations for how we experience things later on.  We have needs for secure attachment throughout our lives.  Understanding what difficulties may stem from earlier on, or more recent experiences, can give us the tools to make changes in our lives that can be very beneficial.

I am particularly experienced in working with bereavement, the legacy of abuse and trauma, relationship issues, loss, depression and anxiety.

Please feel free to contact me by phone (0117 954 1843) or email if you would like to find out more, or to arrange an initial session. I will respond to your enquiry as quickly as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

1989 - 1993 I trained at the Centre for Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Bowlby Centre, 1 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RN

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and abide by UKCP ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£48 per session. I try to be as flexible as possible in accommodating your needs and making counselling and therapy accessible and available.

Sessions are 50 minutes long, usually once a week; sometimes clients may wish to increase frequency to twice a week for periods of time.

Maps & Directions

Bristol, BS6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults

Supervision & training

Supervision available