Meg Hughes

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Counselling, Psychotherapy & Supervision-UKCP Reg, MBACP
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Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3DG
Limited availability
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

How can therapy help me?

When we are experiencing hard times it can be incredibly daunting to take those first steps towards help and support. This is where counselling, psychotherapy or 'talking therapies' may be able to help.

My aim is to provide you with a professional, confidential service in a safe, calm and compassionate environment. Here I can help you to fully explore your experiences and difficulties, identify what you would like instead and the options available to you to reach your goals so that you may live a happier and more fulfilled life.


Why choose me?

I have worked as a psychotherapist since 2009 and before that as a secondary school teacher. I have extensive experience of successfully working face to face and online with adults and couples in private practice and children and young people in secondary schools. I am particularly experienced and interested in working with:-

  • Relationship & Family Issues
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Recovery
  • Bereavement, Loss & Grief
  • Childhood & Adult Sexual Trauma
  • Neurodiversity
  • Low self-esteem
  • Low self-confidence
  • Parenting 
  • Work related stress

I primarily utilise a branch of psychotherapy known as Transactional Analysis which can be modified and used in many different ways depending on your individual needs. I also draw upon and integrate different techniques from my Continual Professional Development training so as to tailor my approach to you as a unique individual.


I am very passionate about empowering you with more knowledge and understanding about your experiences and increasing self-awareness/self-care through a holistic approach enabling you to have healthier perspectives of your life.

What to expect - The initial session?

I can offer you a free initial phone call and then a no-obligation first session. This is an opportunity to meet and talk through the difficulties you are currently experiencing. You can ask any questions and I will explain how I work. We can then decide if we wish to work together. I am happy to refer you to other therapists if needed.


How long will I need to come for?

I offer both short, medium or long term therapy to suit your needs. The number of sessions that you might have varies from person to person. It is entirely up to you to decide the longevity of your therapy and we will regularly review our work together so that you can get the most out of your sessions.

Sessions are usually weekly or fortnightly.

Please feel free to contact me to arrange an initial appointment or to ask any questions.


Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Education

  • UKCP Full Clinical Member Registered & Accredited 2024
  • Certificate in Supervision 2016 (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
  • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies and Therapeutic Skills 2011 (Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)
  • Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy from an Integrative Perspective; following 4 years extensive training (600 hrs) at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, Chorlton 2007- 2011
  • PGCE Secondary Education. Manchester Metropolitan University. My teaching roles included Head of Geography, Second in Humanities, Geography Teacher, Head of Year and Primary Links Coordinator in three schools over ten years, Manchester. 1997-2007
  • BSc( Honours) Geography

DBS and Professional Membership

  • Current Enhanced DBS.
  • Full Clinical UKCP member - registered and accredited 
  • Registered Member of BACP 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Reflective Supervision for groups and individuals for several national charities
  • Co-delivering Supervision Skills 3-day training events for BACP / AOC ( Nov 2021 to 2022)
  • Volunteer at The Peter Quinn Friendship Group & Dementia Support (Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)
  • Volunteer Counsellor with CYP MIND Manchester (Nov 2021 to Feb 2022)
  • Volunteer Befriender With The National Bereavement Partnership (April to Oct 2021)
  • Children and Young Person's Counsellor at Hyde High School, Tameside (since 2012 to present)
  • Clinical Supervisor supporting Trainee counsellors (2017 to present)
  • Clinical Supervisor for Qualified Therapists working with CYP's & Adults (2016 to present)
  • Clinical Supervisor for mental health workers at MIND, NAPAC (2020 to present)
  • Clinical Supervisor for staff at Egerton High School, Manchester (Jan 2018 - Apr 2021)
  • Volunteer Assessor & Counsellor at Stockport Women's Centre  (2012 - July 2017)

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My room is conveniently located in central Stockport within easy walking distance of major bus routes and train station. Please see photos below of my room.

 I am working  online via Zoom.

  • Individual therapy sessions                 £55 per hour
  • Trainee Counsellor therapy sessions £40 per hour
  • Couples therapy sessions                    £70 per hour
  • Reduced rates negotiated depending upon individual circumstances
  • Please see my Supervisor Profile for supervision rates

Payment is to be made before each session by BACS.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekly daytimes until 5pm

Tues evenings 6-9pm

Further information

I am accredited and registered as a full clinical member of the UKCP (Feb 2024) and  Registered Member of the BACP (2011). Both registers are accredited by the Professionals Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

I abide by the UKCP and BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. In order to maintain and develop my practice I receive regular supervision, ongoing personal therapy, and attend continuing professional development training events.

I have full and comprehensive indemnity insurance with Oxygen.

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to hearing from you.

Please do contact me if you would like to arrange an initial appointment or have any questions.


Labyrinth Business Centre, 43-47 Middle Hillgate, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 3DG

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My office is on the 2nd floor and involves climbing 2 flights of stairs.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Hello. I can provide clinical and reflective supervision for trainee / qualified counsellors and mental health workers as individuals / groups.

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Meg Hughes
Meg Hughes