Andrea Hughes

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Tidal Therapy Services, Reg MBACP BA (Hons)
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Seaham, Durham, SR7 0PY
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read this profile, I believe that the relationship between an individual and their counsellor is of paramount importance and i'm hoping that this information provides you with a brief understanding of who i am and how i work, and maybe help with what can be a very hard decision about starting counselling and whom to choose to start this journey with.

Being a skilled, experienced counsellor, that has been qualified and has worked with individuals and groups for over 9 years, has provided me with the opportunity to gain extensive experience of supporting clients with a variety of issues and problems including, but not exclusive to; depression, self harm, anxiety, identity, bereavement, anger, trauma and so much more.

Counselling is an opportunity to work through what is happening in your life in a safe, therapeutic space, where you are welcomed and supported. I am a friendly, approachable individual that provides a warm, empathic experience. I am able to work within a short term or long term basis, i have skills within a number of therapies, therefore i would tailor the counselling provision to suit your needs, whether it is to gain strategies and techniques to manage something within your life or a more wider look at an element of your life that is impacting you, we can work together at identifying what form of therapy is right for you.

I am a trauma informed counsellor, which means that I am aware of the complexities of trauma, and the wide range of impact upon an individual. Supporting individuals with levels of trauma have provided me with the ability to be with an individual whilst experiencing levels of psychological distress and support them with developing strategies and techniques to manage daily living needs.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I fully adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.

Feel free to give me a call to talk further and raise any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training

BA (Hons) Counselling

Foundation Degree Counselling

OCNW Bereavement Care

NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory

NCFE Counselling Skills

Couples Therapy Training

Emotional Freedom Technique

Suicide Preevention

Safeguarding Children

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills

Lego Therapy

Sandplay Therapy

Therapeutic Story Writing


Rewind Technique

Trauma Awareness

AIM assessment training

Play therapy

Attachment Theory and Practice

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 - £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fee per individual session:

Individual : £40

Couples Therapy : £45

Supervision : £40

Children and young people : £40

A reduced rate of £30 is available for the first session to enable you to decide if the counselling relationship and style is appropriate for you.

Discount rates available for students.

Please give me a call to discuss in more detail.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening and Daytime appointments available

Tidal Therapy Services, Suite 3, Byron House, Hall Dene Way, Seaham, Durham, SR7 0PY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Easily accessible building by local or private transport, extensive parking available.


In person

Within my supervision practice I support my supervisees to explore all aspects of their working practice, in an accepting and respectful way.

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Andrea Hughes
Andrea Hughes