Are you struggling with low mood? Do you feel you find yourself struggling with anxiety or stress? Or have experienced trauma? I am a BACP registered, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked in a G.P medical practice for over 14 years now, this given me experience in dealing with a lot of different issues that are important to the individual who is looking for some resolve and ways of coping with whatever is going on in in their lives that is causing them to look for some support.I am an experienced counsellor working with a range of clients who present with many different issues, these stresses can cause emotional triggers, panic or crisis. If you are in conflict, inner or external it's good to seek professional help. It's good to talk to a professional who will listen and work with you for your highest good, and best interests. I work towards helping clients to experience emotional freedom. I am experienced in working with a lot of different issues including anxiety, sexual orientation, transgender and relationship issues, full list of areas of expertise below.
My work is confidential, non-judgemental, empathic and professional, as a unique individual your therapy needs will be tailored to meet your requirements by using an integrative approach, which allows you to get the best from your sessions.
If you need to talk with someone, I can offer you a safe and professional service. I can help you to explore and look at your thoughts and find a way through whatever difficulties are facing you in life. We will work together towards building an appropriate working relationship throughout our counselling sessions. I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for good practise and commit to having monthly supervision sessions this ensures that I am practising safely.
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR Therapist, Member with EMDR Association UK & Ireland.
- BACP registered and accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling & Psychotherapy.
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Gestalt therapy, CBT
- Many years of experience of working with adult survivors of sexual abuse
- PTSD and trauma.
- Working with war veterans and trauma.
- Emergency services personnel.
- Relationship issues.
- Sexual orientation
- Transgender issues
- EAP work
- Mindfulness techniques
I have extensive experience of working as a NHS counsellor within a GP setting I also work as a therapist for EAP work, Apollo Medcare, BUPA and Axa recognised provider
My counselling is integrative and we can discuss the best approach for your needs so you get the best you can from our sessions.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am an experienced counsellor working with a range of clients who present with many different issues, these stresses can cause emotional triggers, panic or crisis. If you are in conflict, inner or external it's good to seek professional help. It's good to talk to a professional who will listen and work with you for your highest good, and best interests. I work towards helping clients to experience emotional freedom.
I have done extensive work with adult survivors of sexual abuse and its effects, working with war veterans, sexual orientation and transgender issues, anxiety and relationship issues.
I currently do work for the;
BUPA recognised provider - http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/mrs_darlene_hughes
Psychotherapy/Counselling Sessions are for one hour from £45.00.
EMDR sessions are for 90 minutes from £70.00
Face to face or telephone counselling.
Choose a time when you are free or unhurried to make initial contact by phone or e-mail to arrange for a consultation. If I am unable to answer your call you can leave a message with your name and contact details and I will get back to you at the first opportunity. When I return your call I will speak only with the person named in the message for confidentiality reasons.
If you are contacting me by e-mail you can include a summary of what you would like counselling for, as long as your comfortable leaving this information via e-mail. All calls and e-mails are strictly confidential.
Once we have arranged a date/time for you to come to counselling we can explore your needs, and whether this type of counselling will meet those needs, and whether we can work together during this process. There are many types of counselling and some suit clients better than others it all depends on what fits and what works best. I am more than willing to answer any questions presented to me during this initial session to help you make a decision. Once the decision has been made we can begin the counselling process. The initial meeting will last for 30 minutes and thereafter sessions will be for one hour. EMDR sessions are one and a half hours.
Referrals are welcome from G.P.'s, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP).