Michelle Hughes Counsellor and Supervisor.MBACP Accredited,UKRCP reg
My name is Michelle and I am an Integrative Counsellor and Supervisor: working with a variety of Counselling styles. Counselling is about a relationship, one which develops between two people and is unlike any other relationship. I, as the Counsellor am here for you, to listen and provide a safe space to explore issues that may have been causing you sadness, uncertainty or other concerns.
I am also trained as a couple counsellor. My aim is to help couples work on their relationship: no blaming, no arguing to help move the relationship forward. Sometimes separation or divorce are the options a couple want to take,however this does not mean the relationship will end, especially if there are children involved. Through counselling the couple can work on a respectful and healthy ending, moving forward in a positive way.
I am non-judgemental, empathic and available to accompany you on your journey of self awareness. Sometimes people get lost and need support and guidance in helping them find their path again. To begin on this journey takes courage and I shall be there supporting you all the way. Whether its relationship issues, depression, anxiety or any other forms of hardship, maybe coming from life circumstances or deeper rooted issues such as abuse, abandonment, loss, sexuality, relationships to name just a few..
I offer both long term or short term Counselling.
Short term Counselling
With short term work I may use more solution focus work, or motivational intervention: Helping the client to achieve their desired therapeutic outcome. I am very experienced in working with a 6 session model, and have proven outcomes.
I work with referrals from Employment Assisted programs, offering 6 to 8 sessions. I offer support to employees to help identify and resolve personal concerns that may affect their work performance. These issues might include health, marital, family, financial, alcohol, drug, legal, emotional, stress, or other personal issues.
I work with referrals from GP surgery’s offering a 6 session model helping people who are experiencing common difficulties such as: Low mood, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Panic, Anger, Phobias, Trauma, Bereavement, Loss, Relationship difficulties and Family problems.
To help relieve and prevent suffering caused by mental or physical ill-health, emotional distress or social and economic circumstances among all ages. My aim is to provide a safe and comfortable environment to support my clients and to create a space where we can work together to achieve their full potential.
I can offer day-time,weekend and evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training: Motivational Therapeutic Interventions (2009)
- To explore Motivational Interviewing Techniques
- To Practice Motivational Interviewing Strategies
- Basic Principles of CBT
- To examine Brief Solution Therapy
Supervisor : Advanced Specialist Training status with the National Counselling Society: 2019
Choices Training: Dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse (2011)
The Journey from Hurt to Healing: Survivors of childhood sexual abuse (1 2 1 or group therapy) (2011)
Institute of Transactional Analysis: Qualification of Introductory TA101 date: 07/07/2012
Couples Counselling Diploma: recognised by Couples counselling network. date. 21/06/14
Ongoing regular Continued Professional Development
Qualifications: Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling (2009)
Counselling Level 1,2,3 (2006)
As an Integrative Counsellor my training is Psychodynamic Counselling, Person-Centred Counselling and Existential Counselling and throughout my practice I have integrated other theological standpoints. I work in this way as it enables me to work with different types of people: Adults and young people Also I work in different settings, such as schools, G.P surgeries and Nursing homes.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clinical Supervision: Individual or Group
One to One Counselling 50 minutes per session = £45.00
Couples Counselling: 1 hour session = £60.00
Telephone Counselling: 50 minutes per session = £45.00
Supervision 1 hour session = £50.00
I accept cash or cheques. For longer term clients it is possible to set up bank transfers or payment by Pay Pal.
Discounted rates for students and low income families.
All Therapy sessions will be conducted in confidence and this confidentiality will be maintained, and applied to any and all records, except in the following instances when it may be necessary to share relevant information:
- If you give consent in writing for the confidence to be broken.
- Any child protection issues
- If you are believed to be a danger to yourself or others.
- If the therapist is compelled by a court of law, or if it's believed to be in the public's interest.