Alison Hughes . MBACP Registered NCS Accred - Magherafelt Counselling Services

Alison Hughes . MBACP Registered NCS Accred - Magherafelt Counselling Services

Magherafelt Counselling
8B Union Road
County Derry/Londonderry
BT45 5DF

07561 801047

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About me

I offer a professional, warm and confidential counselling service to help people resolve their issues, enabling them to live a more effective and satisfying life without anxiety.

I have experience working in different Health Trusts with adults and young people who are experiencing Anxiety/Depression through issues such as work-related stress, bullying in the workplace/school, low self -esteem/confidence, social anxiety, relationship difficulties, abuse through neglect, physical, sexual, or financial, grief with loss/bereavement, addictions and trauma.

The testimonials from my clients confirm that they have felt safe to explore their deepest fears. They also expressed that they had built a relationship with me, which invited them to share their story without fear of judgement. I feel the relationship that is created in the counselling room must be built on equality and trust and from that, we begin the to take the first steps of letting go.

The Wellness Clinic was established in 2012.

Alison identified a need in the local area for a private counselling service due to waiting lists within the NHS being so long. Alison felt that people were not receiving help at the right time when it was needed most. People could then make the choice to either wait on the services provided by the NHS or they could be seen within a matter of days after making contact.

The ethos at the Wellness Clinic is to offer you a space to explore, process and reflect on your needs through counselling. This personal process will empower you to make informed choices and move forward in your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

National Counsel Society Accredited member
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy member (Reg)

FDSC in Counselling - University of Ulster
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (Level 5)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy

Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP)

Level Three in Alcohol and Drugs awareness

Eye Movement Desensitisation  Reprogramming (EMDR) Qualified.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT- Tapping)

Qualified Cruse Bereavement Support Worker

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.

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Registered / Accredited


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Fees & Terms

An initial consultation will explore your current issues, explore background history and establish the focus of treatment plan.

Fees for counselling sessions

£50 per counselling hour.

Fees for skype counselling sessions

£50 per counselling hour

Fees for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapy designed to help people recover from traumatic events in their lives.

EMDR is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

£75 per session

Fees for students

£40 per counselling hour

Further information

Please see our Facebook page Magherafelt Counselling Services.

Maps & Directions

Magherafelt, BT45 5DF

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme