A warm welcome to you.
I’m a qualified therapist involving Humanistic and integrative counselling. I have professional and personal experience working in and through Anxiety, Chronic or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Stress, Low Self-Esteem, Depression and various associated issues. I have also worked with drug and alcohol addiction, issues around geek/nerd culture,as well as, PTSD and trauma.
I work in establishing a supportive and therapeutic relationship, through building trust and within creating a space in which you can explore and grow. I believe that therapy can be the excavation of ourselves, that it is important you are treated with care, respect and move at a pace with which you are comfortable.
If you feel that it is time to begin or continue with counselling and feel that I would be a good fit for you then you can give me a call or send me an email and we can arrange an initial session. When we meet for the first time it will be an opportunity to get to know each other, we can discuss what it is you would like to bring to therapy and what you would like to achieve. Then if you decide to continue we can agree on a regular weekly slot.
I work both fixed, short, or long term and open ended.
I practice in accordance with the BACP ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a level 5 professional diploma in humanistic and integrative counselling from the City of Bristol College as well as further training in Addiction, co-dependency, motivational speaking, shame, and grief & loss.
I have experience working in and through anxiety, chronic or generalised anxiety disorder, stress, low self-esteem, depression, phobias and addiction. I also have experience working with vulnerable people, people who have suffered emotional, physical and sexual abuse, eating disorders, addictions to alcohol, drugs and prescription medications, compulsive behaviours and processes.
I have experience addressing various issues such as domestic violence, bullying, relational issues, and working with clients who have experienced emotional trauma.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My fee is £40 per session.
"Ian Hughes is a counsellor with great caring and empathy. I worked with him during a vulnerable stage in my life and he offered me a safe, friendly and insightful place. He approached me without judgement, allowing me to examine my thinking and behaviour at my own pace. I highly recommend him as a counsellor."
Natalie Farr, 2015
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays (Mornings, afternoons and early evenings), Thursdays (Early Mornings and Evenings), Fridays (all day) and Saturdays (Mornings only) subject to availability.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|