Alison Hughes . MBACP Registered NCS Accred - Magherafelt Counselling Services

Alison Hughes . MBACP Registered NCS Accred - Magherafelt Counselling Services

16-18 Queen Street
BT45 6AB

07561 801047

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16-18 Queen Street
BT45 6AB

07561 801047

About me

Adult and Adolescent Counselling Service for Magherafelt, Cookstown, Dungannon and throughout Mid-Ulster.

Are you feeling Anxious?  Do you often feel your anxiety is overwhelming and you cant cope with the symptoms such as your heart beating faster, shaking, stomach in knots, avoiding all the things that you feel you can't cope with?

Through my experience of counselling I have been able to show people that what they are experiencing right now is normal when you have Anxiety.  Anxiety can happen for anyone but what matters right now is what is happening for you!

I have helped many people to learn about anxiety and what is actually happening for them. I have also taught Cognitive Behaviour Approaches  (CBT) to student counsellors on degree level in college.  Through counselling and the techniques I use, working together, you will learn how to manage your anxiety or let go of it.

My approach is to give you back your power and enable you to take control of your life again.

If you would like to hear more, feel free to either call or email for a brief confidential, safe conversation and from that you can decide if you would like to work with me.  Warm regards Aliso

Training, qualifications & experience

National Counsel Society Accredited member
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy member

FDSC in Counselling - University of Ulster
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural therapy
Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Diploma in NLP

Currently training in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT- Tapping)

Qualified Cruse Bereavement Support Worker
Level one in Alcohol and Drugs awareness

I have worked in a GP surgery for a number of years helping people with a variety of different issues. Some people may find it difficult walking through the door for the first time. It can be a daunting experience. I see it as a sign of strength, they have taken the first step to working through what is going on for them. From my first meeting with clients I feel that they will see a person in genuinely interested in hearing their story. It is very important for me that the client feels that a trust is built within the first session, enabling them them to begin to tell their story. Together we will work collaboratively using techniques that will empower the client to take some new learning from each session.

Due to waiting lists within the NHS, I felt that sometimes people were not being seen on time when they most needed it. Therefore I opened a private practice in Magherafelt so that people could make the choice to wait on the services provided by the NHS or they could be seen within a few days.

People that have come to my practice, say that there is a peaceful feel about the rooms. My aim is to provide an environment that is private comfortable and easy accessible for each client. Offering specialised processes, and practical and effective tools & techniques, I work with all clients to find solutions to issues of all kinds, please feel free to call or message for a free telephone consultation to hear more about my service.

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£50.00 one to one counselling
£40.00 for Students

Further information

Please see our Facebook page Magherafelt Counselling Services.

Maps & Directions

Magherafelt, BT45 6AB

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Counselling Practice is open Mon to Fri From 9am to 7pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults