Clare Hughes

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Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4
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About me

I offer individual weekly psychotherapy for adults. I am a qualified psychodynamic therapist, trained with the UPCA on the Master's Programme in Psychodynamic Practice at Oxford University, an in-depth and rigorous personal, theoretical and clinical training. I am a member of the UPCA and UKCP and an individual practitioner member of BACP. I follow their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGCert Psychodynamic Practice, Oxford University 
  • PGDip Psychodynamic Practice, Oxford University 
  • Mst in Psychodynamic Practice, Oxford University (ongoing)

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.

Therapies offered

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Thursday and Friday mornings currently, but please enquire. 

Further information

I will work with you by helping you to think about the issues you are facing now or have gone through in the past, to help you make sense of them and to process painful or difficult feelings. Working psychodynamically means that we will think about your current feelings or symptoms and see how these may be affected and shaped by your past experiences. Over time we will work together to locate and connect patterns of thinking or behaviour which had previously been kept hidden away. In bringing these feelings and experiences to the fore there is the possibility of finding clarity and moving out of a stuck state of mind or repetitive patterns of thinking and behaviour.

The aim is to get to the root of things to make long-lasting change. You might be unsure about what you are feeling or what you need to think about. You might feel stuck and the work may be challenging at times.  I will work with and alongside you to explore and unravel complicated thoughts and feelings in a secure, safe and confidential space. 

106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Clare Hughes
Clare Hughes