Kirsty Hughes

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Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2
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About me

Hello, I'm Kirsty, a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. With extensive experience working with clients from diverse age groups and backgrounds, I have supported individuals facing a wide array of challenges. These include depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, relationship dynamics, body image concerns, confidence and self-esteem issues, miscarriages, adolescent issues, OCD, phobias, assertiveness, and boundary setting. I also have significant expertise in supporting survivors of domestic abuse and have worked extensively with clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

As an integrative therapist, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs of each client, drawing from various therapeutic techniques to provide the most effective support. My goal is to create a safe, empathetic space where clients can explore their concerns and work towards healing and personal growth.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree, Integrative Counselling 

BA Hons degree gaining a 2.1 upper class.

Registered MBACP

Hundreds of hours of CPD learning.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

£45 pound per hour 

Free telephone/online consultation

Online session £40for 50 minutes 

Home therapy sessions can be arranged at my discretion.

Discount for low income families, students, OAPs, unemployed, teens and carers,

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me regarding appointments. I will try my very best book you at a time and date convenient to you. 

Further information

I pride myself on offering a bespoke service tailored to the unique needs and preferences of each individual client. I firmly believe that everyone deserves access to help and support, regardless of financial circumstances. If you are on a limited income, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am committed to exploring options and finding arrangements that work for both of us.

To ensure flexibility and convenience, I offer online face-to-face sessions as well as telephone therapy. This allows clients to engage in therapy from the comfort of their own space and at times that fit their schedules. My goal is to create a safe, supportive environment where clients feel empowered to explore and work through their challenges.

Businesses and insurance organizations are welcome to contact me regarding Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).

Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Google Meet