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About me

Over the past 10 years I have found myself in the privileged positon to be able to help my clients work towards dealing with a wide range of issues and supported them as they work towards a better quality of life.  I am passionate about the work I do as a counsellor. As a counsellor I work to provide a warm, supportive environment for you to explore what is going on for you and what you want to achieve.   I will provide the time and space to feel comfortable with the process without feeling judged as we work together to help you adapt and cope better with the stresses that life is throwing at you.

As a nurse who worked in the NHS I have extensive knowledge of how the physical health impacts upon the emotional and psychological health of not only the individual, but also on their relationships with partners, their children and the whole family.  As a counsellor I have worked with Mind, providing counselling therapy to emergency services workers.  I offer discounted sessions to NHS and other emergency services workers for both couples and individuals therapy.  Contact me for more information.   

I offer outdoor sessions (if appropriate) Spring- Autumn, online via Zoom and telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) working towards accreditation. I am on the Professional Standards Register.

As a humanistic integrative counsellor I have been trained to use a number of different counselling methods and theoretical approaches including Person Centred, CBT, TA and Emotion Focused Therapy. I am a qualified Emotion Focused Couples therapist and an associate member of ICEEFT.  I have experience as a counsellor working with Dorset Mind Blue Light service, a counselling service dedicated to meeting the needs of emergency services personnel.


I work with both individuals and couples.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Chronic Illness/health issues
  • Coping with Cancer - after diagnosis, during treatment and life after recovery.   Individual and couples work
  • Body Image post surgery/treatments
  • Couples/relationship therapy
  • Support for families/individuals affected by suicide
  • Grief
  • Comfort eating

Fees

Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

Due to Covid-19 I have limited face to face sessions in the form of outdoor sessions (Spring-Autumn) if appropriate.  Telephone and Zoom counselling available. Evening and weekend sessions with some daytime sessions available.

Discounted sessions available to Blue light card holders or NHS, frontline and other emergency services workers.  Contact me for more information.  Flexibility of session times available to accomodate shift patterns.

It is important for you to feel comfortable with the counselling process. A free initial 30 minute session is available via phone call or Zoom.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Some evenings and weekend sessions available.  Daytime sessions available on request.

Bournemouth
Dorset
BH4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

Due to moving online during the Covid-19 crisis, I am able to offer Zoom sessions to clients anywhere in the UK.

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Charlotte Hughes

Charlotte Hughes