Tidal Therapy Services - Andrea Hughes reg MBACP BA (Hons)
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 a registered 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
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
Therapeutic Story Writing
AIM assessment training
Attachment Theory and Practice
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Gestalt therapy
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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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
Easily accessible building by local or private transport, extensive parking available.
Evening and Daytime appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
Within my supervision practice I support my supervisees to explore all aspects of their working practice, in an accepting and respectful way.