Michelle Hughes

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Counsellor and Supervisor.MBACP Accredited,UKRCP reg
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Peterborough PE4 & PE3
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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.

Open-ended counselling.
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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

group work

couple counselling

Clinical Supervision: Individual or Group


£40.00 - £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured

Additional information

One to One Counselling £55.00 for 50 minutes.

Telephone and video Counselling: 50 minutes per session = £55.00

Couples Counselling: 1 hour session = £70.00
1.5 hour Session =£100.00

Telephone Counselling: 50 minutes per session = £55.00

Supervision   1 hour session = £55.00

I accept cash or bank transfers  

Discounted rates for students, low income families, refugees and Key workers.


When I work

Daytime/ Evenings and Saturday

Further information

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.

Gunthorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4

Peterborough, Cambs, PE3

Type of session

In person

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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Wheelchair user access
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Michelle Hughes
Michelle Hughes