About me

My name is Emma and I work with clients in two locations, central Exeter and the Lyme Regis area. Due to COVID-19 I currently offer telephone or online sessions at a reduced rate.

I am a BACP registered Counsellor experienced in working with adults and older adolescents. My aim as a therapeutic counsellor is to help you manage and cope with difficult feelings. People contact me for many reasons including anxiety, stress, relationship issues, overwhelming feelings or more specific problems which are hard to manage without support. My approach is not solely talking about problems but to explore solutions to help enable you to gain more control over your life. I offer both short and longer term therapy, depending on what you need. The beauty of counselling is a calm and confidential space where you can talk openly with someone impartial who won’t judge or give advice but actively listen and understand your life from your perspective.

I am experienced in working with a broad range of areas, including anxiety, relationship issues, family breakdown, bullying, eating disorders, people who have been through the care system, adoption/fostering, perfectionism, grief and loss, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, self-harm, addiction and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working in three different counselling agencies across Devon and Dorset including grief and loss therapy within a G.P. surgery. I have also worked for an adoption support agency.

Dip Couns, BA (Hons)

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and my details can be found on their website.

After obtaining my Certificate in Counselling, I completed the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, a two-year course, encompassing a range of therapeutic approaches.

I have carried out further training in:

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (level 1)

Eating disorders

Working with the risk of suicide

Safeguarding and child protection

Sexual abuse

Boarding school syndrome

Decoding gender identity and LGBT awareness

Gambling addiction.

  • Full enhanced DBS clearance
  • Full indemnity insurance

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Lyme Regis

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 usually see clients Monday - Friday. 9am-6pm. Contact me for alternative options

Emma Hughes

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