Hello and a warm welcome to my profile.
My name is Hugh James Clarke, I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor that holds a professional qualification, MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I work in an integrative and relational way which means I draw from a range of theoretical approaches. My therapeutic model is based on a humanistic integrative approach in which I integrate, Existential, Gestalt, phenomenological, neuroscience and developmental theories.
I have over 25 years of extensive experience working with people in various roles. I worked as a Careers Adviser for the Connexions Service, this job involved giving advice and guidance to young people. Also, I worked in the Local Authority with Looked After Children in the Leaving Care Team, this role involved supporting vulnerable young people, carers and their families with a range of social and emotional issues,
I have undertaken 5 years of extensive training on a Masters Degree programme form which I have gained a wealth of knowledge to work therapeutically with people in psychological distress. As a Psychotherapist, I have had 4 years of clinical practice experience working with a range of clients. I am passionate about my work, supporting and empowering people to make changes, improve their well-being and life.
Psychological distress can take many forms and usually manifest as stress, depression, anxiety, addictions, sleep problems, and many other relational issues. Psychological trauma can often be the root cause of issues people have and sometimes people are unaware of specific life events but they have a significant impact on their mental health. Identifying and understanding these issues and treating the root cause can lead to transformational long-lasting personal change.
I offer an empathetic, nurturing non-judgemental and confidential space for you to come and talk. My aim as a Psychotherapist is to help you understand yourself better in a unique way so you can move forward in a more constructive way.
If you have a particular obstacle in your life you are trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a certified expert is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed professional Psychotherapist, your well-being and mental health is my number one priority. I’m happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.
Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy
- BA Honours Degree in Sociology
- Diploma in Welfare Studies
- Connexions Personal Advisor Diploma
- Diploma in Careers Advice Part 1 and 2; Information, Advice and Guidance
I am committed to Continuous Professional Development and have taken a wide range of additional training courses.
I am an accredited member of the British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I subscribe to their Ethical Framework.
I hold the recent 2020 enhanced DBS to work with adults and young people.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
A therapy session is 50 minutes away from the pressures of everyday life where you can explore whatever challenges that are impacting on your life today. I am happy to guide you through all of life’s challenges with the attention and care you deserve.
A therapy session is £40, you can pay cash or by bank transfer. The first meeting is £30.