Angela Hughes

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Reg. MBACP (Accred), FdA Humanistic Counselling
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Waterlooville PO7 & Cosham PO6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hi and Welcome to Marble White Counselling.

Do you wish to feel empowered and be in an environment that promotes equality, acceptance and values you positively as a person?

I offer a professional service working with:

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Young People
  • Children - from 5 years.

I am a BACP Accredited, Registered Counsellor. This means my practice has been deemed to meet the standard for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner (BACP, 2014). My training has also met the standards required to gain entry onto the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapies Voluntary Accredited Register. This Register is approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and provides assurance to clients that the counsellor offers good quality care. 

I am also a Senior Accredited Counsellor with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and have obtained entry onto their Accredited Register for Children/Young People. Therefore, I have been assessed as having the skills and competencies to work professionally with both Adults and Children/Young People. 

I have over fifteen years' of experience and I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate. I am Data Protection Registered as well as a Qualified Supervisor of Counsellors, so I am able to offer Supervision as part of my practice. 

Whilst my core approach is Humanistic, I can supervise counsellors from other modalities, as I am able to translate theoretical language across models.

I have particular experience working with issues such as:

  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Anger
  • Dementia
  • Loss of a Child
  • Anxiety
  • Exam Stress
  • Autism
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Domestic Violence
  • Self-Harm
  • Abuse
  • Eating Disorders/Body Image Issues
  • Bereavement
  • Addiction
  • Workplace Conflicts
  • Bullying

About the Sessions

I am working online and via the telephone.  Research by Batastini et al. (2001) shows that counselling online is just as effective as face-to-face counselling. Home visits can be arranged in the Waterlooville/Cosham areas if no access to online mediums/telephone or online/telephone is not suitable due to psychological/emotional reasons.  For students requiring face-to-face therapy for their course, home visits in the above areas can also be arranged.

I am a qualified online counsellor and have many years' experience of working online and over the telephone as a counsellor and supervisor.  Appointments can be offered from as late as 9pm to accommodate clients whom are parents and have children at home.

Counselling online and via the telephone has the benefits of accessing therapy in the comfort of your own home. There is no travel, no parking and clients have a range of different mediums to choose from, so they can decide which one is best for them.

Online counselling or supervision can be via Skype Webcam, Whats App Video Call or Psychology Today Video Call.  These Video Platforms are very similar to face-to-face counselling.

I appreciate it can be difficult to make the change to online counselling or the telephone, however my understanding is that once the first session has been experienced, it isn't as nerve racking as initially expected.

So, how about giving online or telephone counselling a try? There is no obligation to continue if after the first session, you feel online or telephone counselling is not for you. Give me a call on 07716 124 328 to see how I can help.

Sessions are fifty minutes long for counselling; however, these can be reduced to thirty minutes for young children in order to account for their level of concentration and processing ability. Counselling can be short or long-term and daytime and evening appointments are available.

How Can Counselling Help?

It is normal to experience emotional difficulties during life and counselling is one way of supporting you at such times. Counselling can provide an opportunity to explore issues that may be preventing you from leading a more rewarding and fulfilling life. You can free yourself from past issues/behaviour and grow into the unique person you really are!

Goals of Counselling May Include:

  • Increase in self-esteem and confidence.
  • Helping you to gain clarity of your thinking, feelings and/or behaviours.
  • Accessing your inner resources to promote further trust in your decisions.
  • An increase in personal awareness, which can help you to make more informed choices for the future.
  • Working through experiences you feel 'stuck' or 'confused' with. This could include integrating childhood issues or trauma.

How I Work

I am passionate about supporting individuals with the issues they bring to counselling. I am caring and respectful when working alongside my clients. I first began my journey into counselling via my own personal development. Having experienced the benefits and changes within me, I subsequently began training as a counsellor. 

Although my core approach is Humanistic, integrating Person-Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy depending on the needs of the client, I also work in a Solution-Focused way. This means I offer a safe and confidential environment where I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience. Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance. 

Throughout our relationship (which I believe is the key to successful therapy), you will learn more about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your full potential. I will support you to draw upon your own coping strategies. This is hugely empowering and will enable you to find a way forward. I can also help individuals to look at how they interact and act, based upon their behavioural patterns learnt as a child. This helps release old feelings and expresses emotions in the present. Once self-awareness evolves, individuals then have the choice of changing the way they relate to the outside world.

In addition to the 'talking therapy', (if requested by you) creative methods can be used such as art materials, puppets and stones. These stimuli make it easier to communicate deep issues, fears and worries. They provide a medium through which ideas and feelings can be expressed freely.

This poem by Theodore Roszak (1981) sums up what I aim to offer as a counsellor:

"You and I….
we meet as strangers, each carrying a mystery within us.
I cannot say who you are; I may never know you completely.
But I trust you are a person in your own right, possessed of a
beauty and value that are the Earth's richest treasures.

So, I make this promise to you:
I will impose no identities upon you but will invite you to become
yourself without shame or fear.
I will hold open a space for you in the world and defend your
right to fill it with an authentic vocation.
For as long as your search takes, you have my loyalty."

Client Testimonials

"I was able to talk about a lot of things that I could not really have shared with anyone else" (Anonymous Client).

"I am far more relaxed and in control of my emotions" (Anonymous Client).

"We are so much more in tune with each other.  We hadn't realised how much we were set in our own ways" (Anonymous Clients).

"I found you personable and friendly, which was important in a choice of counsellor" (Anonymous Client).

"You used sound professional aptitude at all times and understood me as a client; allowing me to explore things at my own pace" (Anonymous Client).

"I am more confident and can cope with my anxieties" (Anonymous Client).

"My daughter has processed the problems she was having. I'm sure the sessions played a part in her moving forward positively" (Anonymous Client).

"I no longer beat myself up over things that are not under my control. My mind is no longer the tangled mess of thoughts and feelings" (Anonymous Client).

How To Book A Session

If you would like to book a session, then I welcome you to either call or text me on 07716 124 328.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling with Commendation - Level 5 - Accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (Masters Level) - Level 7 - Accredited by The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision of Counsellors (Masters Level) - Level 7 - Accredited by The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society - Grade B
  • Advanced Certificate in Eating Disorders
  • Certificate in Online Counselling Skills - Level 3 - Awarded by The Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
  • Level 5 OCN London Course in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling - Level 2
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling - Level 1
  • Introduction to Safeguarding Children - Level 1
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Primary Teaching - Level 6
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory - Level 3
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory - Level 2
  • Introduction to Counselling – Level 1

BACP Accredited, Registered Counsellor - Registration Number: 034248
Senior Accredited Member and Senior Accredited Approved Supervisor - The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
Member of Hampshire Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Some Subject Areas Covered In Workshops Attended

  • A Short Guide to What Every Psychological Therapist Should Know About Working with Psychiatric Drugs
  • Working with Complex PTSD
  • Disordered Eating
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Binge Eating
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Working with Complex Grief
  • Anger Management - A Transactional Analysis Perspective
  • Relational Depth & Emotional Connection in Online Therapy
  • Working Creatively with Relationships Online
  • Working Online with Children and Young People
  • Resilience - Helping Children & Families Develop an Emotional Shield
  • Loss of a Stillborn Baby
  • Stuck in Grief
  • Narcissism
  • Working with Trauma
  • Working with Couples and Boundaries
  • Personality Disorders & Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • CBT & Depression
  • CBT & Insomnia                         
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Safeguarding
  • Objects of Desire - An Attachment-Based Approach to Working with Addiction
  • Transgender & Inter-Sex
  • Supervisory 20/20 Vision - Vicarious Trauma
  • Working with Death & Dying
  • Understanding Anger, Depression & Anxiety in Young People
  • Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Supervising Through Digital Media in Times of Crisis - A Supervisor Resource
  • Trauma & the Body
  • From Trauma to Trouble - The Dramatic Effects of Early Childhood Experiences on Social, Emotional & Behavioural Development
  • Working Creatively with Adults & Young People
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Supervising Clients who Work with the Risk of Suicide & Self-Injury
  • Anxiety, Phobias & Attachment Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Autism & Asperger’s
  • Working with Groups
  • Difficult Behaviours
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment, Consequences & New Research
  • Working at Relational Depth
  • Sexuality, Diversity & Prejudice
  • Relationships
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Abuse
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Life Balance
  • Play Therapy
  • Working with the Body in Counselling
  • Managing Risk in Children and Young People
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence & Alcohol Counselling
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy


I have a background in Education, Training and Adult Mental Health. In addition to working with Adults, Young People, Families, Couples and Children - from five years, I have worked in a Secondary School as a School Counsellor. I have also worked in a primary school dealing with children who have behavioural and special educational needs. Therefore, I am experienced in managing challenging behaviour and have specific expertise in Autism and Asperger's.  

Other specialist areas include Relationship Difficulties, Depression, Bereavement, Addiction and Abuse. I embark upon monthly supervision to ensure I am offering you a professional service and attend regular training to keep my practice current.

I worked for several years as a Voluntary Counsellor at Off The Record.  I supported both Young People, Adults and Parents and supervised support workers in managing the above issues. I helped assess candidates who were transferring into a counsellor role and delivered a workshop on Depression. I also trained new volunteers entering the service, offering information on how to deal with Relationship Difficulties, Suicidal Intentions and Abuse.

My work at Portsmouth Counselling Service with adults gave me valuable experience in working with individuals suffering from addictions. I received training on Domestic Violence and Alcohol Counselling, so this has helped me understand the issues involved in such situations.

I also volunteered for over two years at The Rowans Hospice.  I worked alongside patients, staff and visitors on the Ward, Day Centre, Reception and Coffee Shop. Therefore, I have much experience and knowledge in dealing with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have delivered training to a variety of organisations and professionals working in Mental Health. Some of this training has involved an element of Personal Development, so I am able to facilitate individual and group processes.

Topics have included Depression, Attachment, Self-Harm, Relationships with Food, Depression in Young People/Children, Eating Disorders, Dealing with Difficult Behaviours, Suicide, Building a Successful Private Practice, Co-dependency and Mental Health Awareness.


£65.00 - £85.00

Additional information

  • £65 per counselling session for Individuals.
  • £75 per session for Couples
  • £85 for Families.

Supervision Fees: £75 for an hour and a half session per month.

All appointments are to paid 48 hours in advance via bank transfer.

Failure to pay for your appointment 48 hours' before each session may result in cancellation of your appointment or referral on.

Cancellation charges can be viewed on my website.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday to Thursday - Daytime and Evening Appointments.

Further information


Waterlooville is located close to towns such as Cowplain, Horndean, Petersfield and Denmead.  Main roads and motorways in the vicinity are the A3 and M27.


Cosham is located near to towns such as Portsmouth, Fareham & Southampton. Main roads include M27 & A27.

Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7

Cosham, Hampshire, PO6

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms



In person
Home visits

Welcome to my supervision page, I am a qualified Supervisor and have a Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision of Counsellors (Masters Level) and an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Masters Level); both of which are accredited by The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society.

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Angela Hughes
Angela Hughes