Tidal Therapy Services - Andrea Hughes reg MBACP BA (Hons)

Tidal Therapy Services - Andrea Hughes reg MBACP BA (Hons)

Tidal Therapy Services
Room 3
Durham County

07935 162765

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About me

I am a skilled, experienced counsellor that has been qualified and working with individuals and groups for over 9 years, i offer counselling from a calm, peaceful seaside location.

Counselling is an opportunity to work through what is currently happening in your life in a safe, therapeutic space. I am a professional that is able to offer a non-judgemental, empathic service, where I am able to support you with what you would like to focus upon and possibly work through within your life.

I am an enthusiastic and dedicated practitioner with extensive experience of working with children, young people and adult clients of all backgrounds and support needs.  Knowledge, understanding and experience of working within various client issues and problems including: depression, self harm, anxiety, identity, bereavement, self esteem, anger management and so much more.

I am an approachable, friendly individual, that is committed to Continued Professional Development, I feel that it is essential for a counsellor to focus upon extending their skills and knowledge of all aspects of counselling and counselling services to enable them to fully support their clients in the best way possible, as such i dedicate a lot of my focus to attending and participating within various training and professional development activities.

As a person-centred counsellor I believe that, when we are provided with the right conditions, we are able to develop and grow; that we all have resources that we can utilise to help with managing challenging circumstances. Providing a relationship where you feel considered and heard enables you to access your inner resources in the way that you would like to.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I fully adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.

I am also currently employed by a local authority to provide counselling to children and young people within various education establishments.  In addition I work within various voluntary organisations as well as privately.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree (Merit) in Counselling                                                                           BA (Hons) in Counselling
Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development                                                     
OCNW Bereavement Care
Information, Advice and Guidance
CACDP Sign Language Level 1 and 2
NCFE Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Counselling Skills


Couples Counselling Training                                                                                            Emotional Freedom Technique                                                                           Safeguarding Children
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
Mental Health and Physical Activity
Child Abuse and Neglect
Attachment Theory and Practice
Play Therapy
Emotional Well-being
Cruse Bereavement Support Training
Solution Focused Interviewing
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Equality and Diversity Training
How To Manage Conflict and Confrontation
Assertiveness and Managing a Positive Outcome

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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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.

Maps & Directions

Seaham, SR7 7TT

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: Yes

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


Evening and Daytime appointments available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme