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

Seaham, Durham County, SR7 7TT
07935 162765 07935 162765

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 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

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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy

Photos & videos


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.

Tidal Therapy Services
Room 3
Durham County

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

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


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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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

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