About me

My name is Emily and I am a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and Counsellor based in Ingatestone, Essex. As my client, you will be able to express whatever you feel you need to in that moment, and together we can work through the emotional issues this raises for you, in a supportive environment. Generally in my sessions I combine Hypnotherapy, Counselling, Meditation, Mindfulness, Transformational Breathing Techniques and a Holistic approach to your life style. Working this way is effective, all encompassing and perfect for lasting change.

I am based at my wellness company just 5 minutes from Ingatestone high street, ‘The Wellness Barn.’ I also have a virtual clinic on certain days of the week for those who can not make it to the barn. For these sessions I sue FaceTime/Skype/Zoom which allows my clients to have therapy in the comfort of their own home. This is perfect in particular for teens, parents, busy workers, anyone who is unable to travel for any reason and those with health complications. It’s the perfect solution for making sure therapy fits in to your routine perfectly. If virtual sessions appeal to you then please let me know in your enquiry. See more about The Wellness Barn here: www.wellnessbarn.co.uk And more about my virtual clinics here on my website: www.emilyhughestherapy.com/virtual-clinic

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 there needs to be a certain level of trust and a comfortable feeling of ease. For you to be a match for me, I need to be sure you are willing to work towards your end goal and come to each session committed and open minded. In the initial consultation, I will then learn as much about you as possible in order to create the most effective therapeutic plan for you, and you will be able to ask anything you feel you want to know about Therapy. So whatever your issue is, be it anxiety, confidence and self esteem issues, stress, a phobia, weight control problems, a bad habit, or something very specific, you and I will work as a team to help you move into a better place.

So who do I typically work with? Well, of course I work with a wide range of people and issues, from stress management through to addiction, eating disorders, OCD 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 tackle anxiety, enabling my clients to understand the root cause of their experience of anxiety and how to manage both the emotional and physical symptoms. 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 and lack of confidence is 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 generally improve the relationship they have with themselves. Looking at past experiences, belief systems, relationships and many other elements can be helpful here in building an understanding of yourself and your emotions, all of which is done using a combination of techniques such as Person Centered Therapy, CBT, the Psychodynamic approach, Relationship counselling, Bereavement Counselling and much more.

I also offer group therapy / workshops / classes / day retreats. Please feel free to ask for further information on any of these or visit my web site for more information.


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

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Prices vary depending on location and rage from £40 - 55 for your initial consultation and £50 - £65 for any follow up sessions.

Relaxation classes are priced at £10 per class and run on Monday evenings from 6:30

Day retreats are once a month and priced at £65 for four hours

Group therapy sessions and workshops vary

Also registered with Hypnotherapy Directory.

Unit 1B
Little Hyde Farm
Little Hyde Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I am available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The Wellness Barn from 12 - 7:30pm and for online session on Thursdays using skype/FaceTime/Zoom.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Emily Hughes

Emily Hughes