Susan Hughes

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Woking, Surrey, GU24
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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.
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Understanding yourself and others better.
  • Emotional issues such as jealousy, hurt, upset, self sabotage or feeling sad.
  • 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 and teenagers.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling
  • NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Interpersonal Skills
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Bereavement Training
  • The Dying Process
  • Current Enhanced DBS

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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

Therapies offered


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Additional information

Currently not taking on any new clients

I offer a FREE 30-minute consultation to where we can meet and discuss your reasons for wanting counselling.  This gives us a chance to meet and I can answer any questions.

  • The fee is £55 per session (50 minutes), weekly.
  • Individual counselling: Adults and teenagers.
  • I offer short and long term counselling.
  • Charges will be made for appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

When I work

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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 and have a current, enhanced DBS.

Woking, Surrey, GU24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Susan Hughes
Susan Hughes