Andrea Hughes P.G Dip; Reg.BACP
I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working within the Halifax area and online, providing both short term and long term therapy for a range of issues.
I am here to help you work through your difficulties within a warm and understanding environment.
I work integratively which means I am trained in a range of theories and approaches which I can draw on to provide support which is meaningful and helpful to you as an individual. However, more important than the theories, is the development of the bond between the two of us within the safe space of the therapy room. I will work with you to help you make sense of your issues and to find your own answers.
I maintain my professional development and have additional training in areas such as Borderline Personality Disorder; Trauma/PTSD; Dissociative Disorder; Creative Therapy for Adults and Children; Family Constellation work; Online therapy; Loss and Bereavement.
My therapy practice offers clients a safe and confidential space to work face-to-face, or online in certain cases.
Areas of counselling I deal with:
- Abuse, including domestic, emotional, physical and sexual abuse
- Anxiety and Phobias
- Bereavement and Loss
- Child related issues
- Eating Disorders
- Low self esteem/self worth
- Panic attacks
- Relationship issues
- Self harm
I offer counselling and psychotherapy from a home based practice in the Halifax area and online. Daytime and evening appointments are available, please feel free to contact me for any enquiries.
Training, qualifications & experience
York St John University:
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2011),
Certificate in counselling (2009)
In recent years I have worked for the charitable organisation, Survivors Hull and East Riding. As such I have experience of a wide range of client issues, and have worked with clients long-term for up to four years, as well as over brief periods of just six weeks. I have experience of working therapeutically with children and young people and have a creative way of working in these areas.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have full professional indemnity insurance. I receive regular supervision and ensure I undertake regular additional training to maintain the ethical standard of my work.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees are £35 for a fifty-minute session and offer a free half hour initial consultation.
I am open to discussion concerning special circumstances.
My former career was in the police service where I have worked and trained extensively with victims of serious crime as well as several voluntary roles including specialised support in murder and manslaughter, with child victims and also mediation and conflict within the workplace. Safeguarding, confidentiality and dealing with trauma, abuse, loss and other highly sensitive issues have threaded through my work over the past 28 years. I trained and qualified as a counsellor as a natural progression both with my self development and to help make a difference to others.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Other accessible counselling offered via web -based, online service.
Daytime and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|