Cheryl Hughes

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MBACP, MNCPS (Accred)., BA. Hums., Dip. Couns
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 8ED
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety or feeling out of sorts and a little tearful at times, but you cannot put your finger on the reason as to why?  Do you find it hard to motivate yourself to get out of bed in the morning - or sleeping more than you "normally" would?   Having therapy is the first step to finding out the answers to these questions.

Hello and welcome to my profile page. I am Cheryl and I am an experienced and qualified Psychotherapist & Counsellor and I provide face to face and online counselling.  I understand that entering into therapy can feel a little daunting, especially if you do not like using the phone or sending an email, and the thought of meeting a new person may feel overwhelming. However, I can give you the space to be heard without feeling judged; a space where you can learn to understand yourself and your feelings.  

We can  all have difficult periods in our lives, and times where we feel overwhelmed or like there is nowhere to turn.  I provide a safe and confidential space for you to talk through your issues, to explore your thoughts and feelings and enable you to develop a better understanding of who you are and why you feel the way that you do.  

The kind of therapy I provide gives you the space and time to talk about things at your own pace and within  your agenda.  I will listen, and hear you in a non-judgemental, safe and confidential environment, where you and your feelings are at the heart of what matters.

You may feel that you do not know where to start or what to say.  I am here to enable you to find your place to start, and walk with you until you feel that your journey is at its end.  I am passionate about counselling and abut helping people to understand their past, their present and their future. 

Making that first enquiry is an opportunity to ask any questions, learn more about counselling and see how you feel when talking to me. 

I am ready if you are.

Next Steps

I am happy to talk to you about your needs and explain how I work.  Call or message, whatever you feel more comfortable with.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling       
  • BA Arts and Humanities                             

Additional Certificates 

  • Anxiety Disorder, ADHD & Recovery
  • Working with Trauma in a time of trauma
  • Working with Trauma that has become stuck
  • Psychology of Mental Health: Beyond Nature and Nurture
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Dreams interpretation
  • Bereavement and Loss

Experience of working with complex PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression and other similar difficulties

Member organisations

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Following an initial assessment, sessions will run for 50 minutes and cost £45 per session. The initial assessment will give us the chance to talk about your individual difficulties and where you would like to be in your life, and give us the opportunity to consider whether we would be comfortable working together to enable you to reach your goal. If you call and I am unavailable, please leave a message and I will call you back within 24 hours. 

When I work

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Working hours can change weekly depending on availability.  If you need a specific day or time then please call and check.

Hygge House, 659 Melton Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 8ED

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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