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Adv Dip PC, Dip Hyp Cs

About me

My name is Emily and I am a fully qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. I run a full time virtual counselling clinic, meaning all my sessions are carried out online. Having therapy this way provides flexibility and convenience for my clients, and I have clients of all ages and backgrounds enjoying receiving therapy this way. It is especially useful for University students, Teenagers and Parents. Having therapy from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you perfectly, adds a wonderful sense of ease and calm to your therapeutic journey and is particularly helpful if you would have trouble traveling out to an office for counselling, but really need some support. 

As my client, you will have the freedom to express whatever you feel you need to during our time together and we can work through the emotional issues this raises for you. There is no thought or feeling that is too big or too small to come to therapy with and your sessions really are your time to be seen, heard, supported and understood. 

In your first session with me, your initial consultation, we will both be learning. First and foremost we will be learning if we are a match. For me to be a match for you, it is important you feel a certain level of trust and a have a comfortable feeling of ease, something I make sure I prioritise at all times. For you to be a match for me, I need to feel you are willing to work with me with an open mind and committed approach, so we can achieve your goals together.  To help with this, during your initial consultation, I will be learning as much about you as possible in order to create an effective therapeutic plan that we will use to guide us. You will also be able to ask as many questions as you feel you want to about Therapy.

So who do I typically work with? I work with a wide range of people and issues, from stress management through to addiction, eating disorders, OCD, depression, grief, and everything in between. However, the area I most commonly deal with is Anxiety. Anxiety disorders are complex and very different for each person. I therefore adapt and combine all my therapeutic skills to educate, guide and support my clients to be able to work through the root cause of their anxiety and to manage both the emotional and physical symptoms that come with it. Many of my clients have been able to come off their anxiety medication as a result, and have instead made small yet effective lifestyle changes which have put them back in control.

I also find that low self esteem can be at the root of not just anxiety but lots of emotional disturbances people come to therapy with, so I am experienced in helping people build their sense of self worth, their confidence and greatly improve the relationship they have with themselves. Looking at past experiences, belief systems, old pain, learned behaviours, subconscious patterns and many other elements can help to build an understanding of yourself, your emotions and your thought processes on a deep and meaningful level which is like building the foundation of a successful therapeutic journey.  

I believe combining techniques such as Person Centered Therapy, CBT, the Psychodynamic approach, Relationship counselling, Transactional Analysis , Bereavement Counselling, Mindfulness, Philosophy, Spirituality and working with the Autonomic Nervous System via the breath is the perfect blend to making lasting and meaningful change and is the flexible and adaptable approach I take in my work. 

I FULLY COMPLY WITH THE MOST UP TO DATE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION REQUIREMENTS (GDPR) AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE A COPY OF MY PRIVACY POLICY WHICH INCLUDES MY CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY PLEASE JUST ASK.

I look forward to meeting you :)

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Counselling skills

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Dream Therapy

Working with Mindfulness

Working with Adolescents

Working with the Chakra system and energy healing

Working with the Inner Child

Working with The Mind Body Connection

Pranayama and Transforamtional Breathing Training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

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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

National Counselling Society

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National Counselling Society

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

Initial Consultation: £45 (40-50 mins)

All follow up sessions: £60 (one hour)

Bundle of 6 sessions: discounted from £360 to £295

Bundle of 10 sessions: discounted from £600 to £525

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays - Wednesdays from 12pm - 7pm at The Wellness Barn

Thursdays - online clinic from 12pm - 7pm 

Emily Hughes is also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Little Hyde Lane, Ingatestone, Essex, CM4

Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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