Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes

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PhD, MSc, MEd, BMsc, DipCOT, DipCBT, UKAHPP (accred)
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Martock, Somerset, TA12
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About me

Hello there! My name is Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes. I am a Psychotherapist who works holistically and integratively. My original (starting point) training was as an Occupational Therapist (OT), qualifying back in 1991. I retired as an OT in 2019 in order to focus solely on my Psychotherapy practice.

I believe that there is no difficulty in life that cannot be overcome! ​I provide a compassionate and holistic approach to help people recover from past traumas and current emotional difficulties; so that they can move into the future in a positive and hopeful way. Achieving post-traumatic growth (PTG) following treatment is an important part of my approach. I am a highly empathetic, experienced, and educated professional, who genuinely cares.

I have over 30 years of successful practice experience with adults, young people and children in hospitals, clinics, social care, voluntary organisations, education settings and television.

I see people either face to face at my tranquil practice in Kingsbury Episcopi in South Somerset, or online via Zoom.

​I offer a holistic and integrative psychotherapy service. Each person I work with is unique, and so is their therapy! Therefore, there is no such thing as a "one size fits all" approach. I am trained in a wide range of different psychological modalities, several of which are also core approaches recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence): Person Centred/ Humanistic Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Flash Technique (FT), Rewind trauma therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Meridian Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Meditation, Shadow work, Inner Child work and Transpersonal Psychology (Metaphysical Sciences).

​​I am an accredited member of the UKAHPP which holds PSA regulation. I am fully insured to practice and I receive regular monthly supervision from a fellow experienced supervisor, who is also educated to PhD level.

I have won awards for my work. In 2015 I was named as one of Newsweek Magazine's "21st Century Professionals" across two editions!

In addition to my therapy work, I am a published author. My seminal work on working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse (which was published in 1998), continues to be an influential piece of research, which has helped many people. My holistic self-help book "REMIND- The Prescription for Happiness, Success and Fulfilment in Life" was published in 2023.

I was involved in developing the hugely successful (twice BAFTA nominated) global children`s television series, Tree Fu Tom, at the BBC. The show was screened in over 120 countries around the World (my name is credited on every episode).

I have many years of experience as a clinical supervisor. I offer supervision to qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

Get in touch if you feel I am the right "fit" for you!

Training, qualifications & experience

UKAHPP accredited

My Qualifications:

PhD, Doctoral degree, Doctor in Philosophy Medicine: Child Health (2001) University of Liverpool, Faculty of Medicine.

My work was directly supervised by the former Chair of The Royal College of Paediatricians (Professor RWI Cooke). My work won awards and was published extensively in top quality peer reviewed journals.

MEd, Master`s degree : Faculty of Health and Social Studies (1996) -Counselling for Health Professionals and Health Psychology

University of Liverpool, Hope University College. This was a 3 year degree course for health professionals, working in full time practice. Attendance was on a weekly basis at Hope University College. Modules studied were in Health Psychology and Counselling for Health Professionals.

My final year (year 3) Master`s research thesis was a large scale national study which focused on: "The Educational Needs of Occupational Therapists who Work with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA)". This work was published in 1998 (Foulder-Hughes, 1998) and continues to be an influential, and pioneering, piece of work; cited in multiple books and research papers.

MSc, Master's degree: Metaphysical Sciences (2023) 
UMS University, Arcata. Multiple subjects focused on Transpersonal Psychology and Metaphysics. My Master's final project focused on the Psychology of Mindfulness.

Dip COT, Professional training in Occupational Therapy (1991) (3 years full time training leading to former, full State Registration and membership of the HCPC, BAOT-Royal College of OT) (Equivalent to BSc)
https://www.rcot.co.uk/about-us/our-history/rcot-diplomaLiverpool Institute of Higher Education, Hope University College (now: University of Liverpool). My training included over 1,000 hours supervised clinical practice in hospitals, social services and special schools.

Bachelor`s Degree (BMSc) in Metaphysical Sciences from UMS University, Arcata (2021). This focused on Metaphysical Sciences and Transpersonal Psychology (including Meditation, Jungian Analysis and Mindfulness).

Diploma in Psychological Therapies from the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) UK (2020-22). This was a post-qualifying diploma for mental health professionals in: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (CBT,DBT, SFT, ACT, MI).

Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy  (2018) Quality Licence
Scheme (QLS) Level 4. 

Certificate in Humanistic Counselling (2024) Chrysalis Online, NCPS Approved.

Rewind Technique, PTSD and Trauma Treatment (2024).  Trained in person by Dr David Muss (creator of Rewind Technique). International Association for Rewind Trauma Therapy (IARTT). Birmingham.

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2018). QLS Level 3.
Master Class in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (2022). University of Surrey, Dr Sharif El-Leithy.

Master Class in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) (2021). University of Surrey, Dr Chris Irons.

Diploma in Counselling Skills (2019). QLS L3.

Diploma in Meridian Psychotherapy (2019). QLS L3.

Practitioner Certificate in EMDR (2020)(training via Dr Dominc Beirne-PhD).

Diploma in EMDR Therapy (2020) ( QLS L3).
Delivering Effective EMDR Therapy Online. April 2021: Implementing recent lessons learnt during the Pandemic. Dr Jamie Marich. (NScience) 

Both Advanced Flash EMDR Technique and Standard Flash Technique (2020) (Trained directly  by Dr Phil Manfield the founder of  Flash EMDR Technique and Dr Lewis Engel).

DBT Skills Training (2022)
12 Week Course. I received this training directly from Dr Marsha Linehan who founded DBT. All 7 exams passed. Psychwire.

DBT Diploma (2023) (QLS L3).

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy -DBT Essentials (L2)
(2020) Association for Psychological Therapies (APT): Dr William Davies.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Essentials (L2) (5 Factor CBT)  {2021) Dr William Davies Association of Psychological Therapists- APT.

Acceptance and  Commitment Therapy (ACT) Essentials (L2) (August 2021) Association for Psychological Therapies -APT: Dr William Davies.

Motivational Interviewing (MI) L2) (2021) Association for Psychological Therapies -APT: Dr William Davies.


Major therapeutic interventions in mental health: The RAID approach
Webinar. May 2021 Dr William Davies Association of Psychological Therapists- APT.

Getting Good Sleep Webinar (2 parts) (March 2023):  Association for Psychological Therapies (APT). 

Compassion Fatigue Webinar (March 2024: Association for Psychological Therapies (APT).

Vicarious Trauma Webinar (April 2024): Association for Psychological Therapies (APT).

Publications by Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes

Foulder-Hughes, L. (2023) REMIND The Prescription for Happiness, Success, and Fulfillment in Life. Austin Macauley Publishers UK.https://www.amazon.co.uk/Remind-Prescription-Happiness-Success-Fulfilment/dp/1398490083

Foulder-Hughes, L. (2021) Mental Well-Being During The Covid-19 Pandemic Adopting a REMIND Approach. National Council of Psychotherapists. 

Foulder-Hughes, L. (2020) Treating traumatic memories in cyclists following road traffic accidents and close vehicle passes using flash technique. An exploratory research project. The Journal of Cycle Coaching. 3 (20). p18-20.

Foulder-Hughes L (2020) Helping Adults and Children to Recover from Trauma with a Gentle Flash. National Council of Psychotherapists. 

Foulder-Hughes L (2020) The importance of hope in young disadvantaged people post-A-level. National Council of Psychotherapists.

Foulder-Hughes L, Prior C (2014) Supporting pupils with DCD and ASD with the transition to secondary school. Research in Education. 92, 79-92.

Foulder-Hughes L, Payne S, Bays D, Kellington N (2014) Tree Fu Tom: Helping children to develop their motor skills. Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal. 12, 3-11.

Foulder-Hughes L (2013) Developing motor skills: how to improve handwriting and PE skills in children with dyspraxia. Special Children. 213. 40-42.

Foulder-Hughes L (2013) BBC Website page: Tree Fu Tom. Developing Movement Skills. Available at (until 2015): http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/article/tree-fu-tom-movement-skills

Foulder-Hughes (2013) Book Review: - Special Educational Needs: A Guide for Inclusive Practice. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 76 (2) 115.

Foulder-Hughes L (2011) Convergent validity of two visual motor integration tests (letter). The British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 74 (7) 261.

Evans S,  Foulder-Hughes L  (2011) Cycling specific first aid. Journal of Cycle Coaching. 1. 5-6.

Foulder-Hughes L, (2010) Cycling as an inclusive sport: The inspirational case of Alan Braley. Journal of Cycle Coaching. 1. 12- 14 

Foulder-Hughes L, (2009) Do cyclists like Tom Boonan possess enhanced proprioceptive acuity? Journal of Cycle Coaching. 2. 16-17 
Foulder-Hughes L, (2009) Can cycling based activities help children with dyspraxia/ developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD)? Journal of Cycle Coaching. 1. 9-11 

Foulder-Hughes L (2007) Book Review:- Child Neglect. Practice Issues for Health and Social Care. Journal of Children Young People and Families (CYPF) Summer. 

Foulder-Hughes L. (2006) Book Review:- Medical Statistics Made Easy. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 69 (12) 584 

Cooke RWI, Foulder-Hughes L, Newsham D, Clarke D (2004) Ophthalmic impairment at 7 years of age in children born very preterm.  Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition.  89: F249.

Abernethy LJ, Cooke RWI, Foulder-Hughes L (2004) Caudate and hippocampal volumes, intelligence and motor impairment in 7 year old children who were born preterm. Pediatric Research. 55: 884-893. (USA). 

Abernethy LJ, Klafkowski G, Foulder-Hughes L, Cooke RWI, (2003) Magnetic resonance imaging and T2 relaxometry of cerebral white matter and hippocampus in children born preterm. Pediatric Research. 54: 868-874. (USA). 

Cooke RWI, Foulder-Hughes L, (2003) Growth impairment in the very preterm and cognitive and motor performance at 7 years. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 88: 482-487. 

Foulder-Hughes LA, Cooke RWI, (2003) Developmental coordination disorder in preterm children born < 32 weeks gestational age.  Dyspraxia Foundation Professional Journal. 2. 2-11. 

Foulder-Hughes LA, Cooke RWI (2003) Motor, cognitive, and behavioural disorders in children born very preterm. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 45: 97-103. 

Foulder-Hughes L, Cooke R (2003) Do Mainstream school children who were born preterm have motor problems? British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 66 (1) 9-16. 

Foulder-Hughes L. (2002) Book Review:- The Use of Art in Counselling Child and Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 65 (11) 529.

Foulder-Hughes L (1998) The educational needs of occupational therapists who work with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 61 (2) 68-74. 

Foulder-Hughes L. (1998) Book Review:-  " Sexual abuse- the child`s voice. Poppies on the rubbish heap". British Journal of Occupational Therapy.61 (12) 572.

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United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)

UKAHPP is a national accrediting organisation for all those who apply the theories of Humanistic Psychology in their work. The UKAHPP is an independent member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the UK Register of Counsellors.

The Association is made up of a number of different membership classes e.g. Associate Members, Affiliate Members, Full Members, each with different requirements for entry. Full Members may use the initials 'MAHPP' after their names, and have undergone a rigorous accreditation procedure relevant to their discipline.

All members of the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners must commit to acceptance of the UKAHPP Code of Ethical Principles, the UKAHPP Code of Practice, the UKAHPP Ethical Review Procedure and the UKAHPP Complaints Procedure.

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United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners
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United Kingdom Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners

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£60.00 - £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

For those who are self-funding their own therapy the cost is £60 per hour (including initial appointments).

A 10% discount is available for student counsellors/psychotherapists who are in training, and require therapy.

​Group therapy from £95 per hour.

​Medico-legal, court, police, insurance, and compensation therapy work £100 per hour.

​Supervision for therapists is £75 per 90 minute monthly session.​

When I work

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My hours of working are 10 am- 6.30pm Monday to  Thursday.

Sessions last for 1 hour.

Please note that EMDR sessions may last slightly longer than 1 hour.

Further information

I see people on a weekly basis, on the same day and time, for continuity.

Kingsbury Episcopi, Martock, Somerset, TA12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
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I provide supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes
Dr Lynda Foulder-Hughes