Hugh Howe MA MBACP
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Hello, I am qualified counsellor and therapist and I strongly believe that our experiences can be explored and worked through when they have impacted our lives. These may evoke feelings of anxiety and depression which may affect how you feel and live your life. For me it is important that clients have the freedom to explore experiences in a private, warm, safe space.
I work in private practice in Clapham Common and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
My beliefs strongly underpins my person-centred non-directive approach but will use psychodynamic approach and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) if and when required. As a counsellor I am aware of the difficulties clients face and the stigma attached to seeing a counsellor, but I strongly feel that through these pathways and steps forward into counselling positive changes will occur in client’s lives.
I am passionate about helping clients explore and work through their difficulties and issues they may be experiencing or have experienced in their life. I have extensive experience of working as counsellor with the following issues such as anger, loss, low self-esteem, and self-confidence. Prior to this depression, substance abuse, anxiety, bereavement, domestic abuse, eating disorders, sexual violence, self-harm, feeling sad, panic disorders and relationship issues. My approach enables clients to be aware of the strengths they have and through this process develop and build trusting relationship where clients can freely explore your feelings where I support positive long term change.
I believe counselling can help clients explore and work through those experiences that impact upon them as an individual and with my warm, empathic and non judgemental approach I am sensitive and committed in supporting clients work towards making positive steps of change in their life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working with children, young people, adults, and families for over 20 years. My journey provided me with a pathway to work abroad in Boston, Massachusetts, USA for 2 years as a senior Residential Counsellor within a mental health unit. I have also worked in schools for the past 15 years providing therapeutic support for children and families for the last 4 years. Having trained as a counsellor I graduated with my postgraduate diploma in counselling in 2012 with Place2Be and University of East London. I then went on to graduate with my Masters of Arts in counselling.
My own pathway into counselling and as a counsellor has provided me with belief that counselling can help to clarify the problems and challenges in life and help to explore and heal those experiences that impact upon our lives. I believe that every client is unique and I can use creative materials if necessary by the client in therapy to help explore and come to terms with the problems. By this way of working I feel that clients will be able make the steps for positive changes in life.
My desire is to help clients find their self worth and true potential in life and society. There are moments which change our life forever. Through my work as a counsellor I endeavour to enable clients to find their opportunity for change.
(Currently studying) Postgraduate Diploma in Children and Young People, Improving Psychological Therapies (CYP-IAPT) Therapy, Parent Training Programme.
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
I currently work in the Clapham area which is suitably close to Balham, Tooting, Brixton, Streatham, Vauxhall, and Stockwell locations. I offer a reduced rate for an initial consultation session and there on after sessions are £55 per session.
If counselling interests you , I would be able to offer a reduced fee for an initial consultation session to talk further about your concerns and what you have been going through and experiencing ( how counselling will benefit you). We can explore and gain a sense of whether therapy is what you would like and what you want from the therapy. We can look at a day and time that suits you best and whether it will be short or long term work.
I work weekdays and I am available weekends Saturday and Sundays until 9pm.