Susan Hughes FdA MBACP

Susan Hughes FdA MBACP

About me

Life experiences can overwhelm us.  They may leave us feeling confused as to how to move forward, or unable to cope with a past or present day situation.  Counselling offers clients the opportunity to explore these troubling situations in a non-judgemental and safe environment, free from criticism.

I believe everyone is unique, therefore sessions are tailored to each individual.  They are taken at your pace, allowing time for you to process your thoughts and feelings.  Counselling is formed through a good working relationship, and once trust is gained, it allows you to feel comfortable to share your innermost thoughts, aware that your words will remain private.  It allows you to be understood, and heard, and helps YOU find the answers - counsellors do not give advice.

What issues are treated?
People come with a wide range of issues, such as:
- Anger, Stress, worry, anxiety, negative thinking patterns, unresolved issues/unfinished business from the past.
- Repeating life patterns/staying in unhelpful relationships/not knowing how to manage your relationships with family, parents, partner, work colleagues etc.
- Poor self confidence/self esteem.
- Depression/meaningless/emptiness.
- Feeling trapped/confused.
- Losses, grief or bereavement (including through tragic accidents, suicide, loss through miscarriage or stillbirth, infertility). Alopecia.
- Understanding yourself and others better.
- Emotional issues such as jealousy, hurt, upset, self sabotage.
- Adjusting to major life changes (such as disability, retirement, redundancy, having children).
- Nothing specifically wrong, however things not feeling quite right either - wanting to feel happier and more fulfilled.

Remember - it is not so important that we give the problem a name or a label, but rather that we get on with helping you with whatever is bothering you and affecting your life.

My practice is based in Bisley, Woking, Surrey.
I work with adults, teenagers and children.

Training, qualifications & experience

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling

Bereavement Training

The Dying Process

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Bereavement: Loss of someone close, or caring for someone with a terminal Illness.  I also counsel people who are terminally ill.

Therapies offered


The fee is £50 per session (50 minutes), weekly.

Individual counselling: Adults, teenagers and children.

I offer short and long term counselling.

Charges will be made for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Further information

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.  Details of which can be found on their website.

I am fully insured.

Maps & Directions

Woking, GU24

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults