About me

Struggling to make sense of things or finding it difficult to cope?

Counselling can help you come to terms with things, and make real changes in your life.

I provide a warm, supportive safe space which is non-judgmental and confidential.

Whether your reasons for seeking counselling stem from past traumas or current struggles

My sense is that when we feel overwhelmed, we often cannot see the solutions that are within our grasp and thus we remain stuck. I also firmly believe that many of life’s problems can be alleviated by sharing them with someone who is trained to listen

I am a big believer in going at a pace that is comfortable for you.  Giant leaps all begin with gentle steps.

I know that coming to Counselling can seem daunting but I like to consider myself to be  a very approachable person.

As well as having a therapy room in the TF10 area, I also offer online and telephone counselling.  Working via various remote sources including: Zoom,  Facetime, WhatsApp, secure email IM & Telephone.

Online counselling is equally as effective as face to face

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an integrative Counsellor,  I combine different approaches in therapy so that it can be tailored to your particular needs.

An accredited member of The National Counselling Society (NCS) and  registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I fully subscribe and adhere to their Ethical Frameworks, providing a high standard of professional care.

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have completed further supplementary training that includes Bereavement and Loss,  Domestic and Sexual abuse,, Addiction and Substance misuse, Equine therapy,  Art therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), (DID) Dissociative Identity Disorder.

  • Registered member of the BACP
  • Accredited member of the National Counselling Society
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Certificate of Proficiency BACP
  • Bereavement and Loss Training (Douglas Macmillan Hospice)
  • Understanding Dissociation & Complex Dissociation Disorders
  • Advance Certificate in Life Coaching (Chrysalis)
  • Art Therapy Diploma
  • Relationship Counselling Diploma (Accredited by CTAA)
  • Addiction Counselling Diploma (Accredited by CTAA)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Certificate
  • Gestalt Psychotherapy Certificate (Accredited by the IAOTH)
  • Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation Certificate
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Reiki Master - no longer practicing

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

National Counselling Society

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

From £45.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £45 - £55 Individual Counselling
  • £60 -£65 for Couple Counselling
  • £75 -£100 for families and groups
  • £35 for Trainee Counsellors
  • EAP work undertaken - please contact me to discuss fee.

Evening and weekend consultations are available but are charged at the higher end of the above sliding scale

I offer face to face indoor (and outdoor therapy during daylight hours, weather permitting) telephone, email, IM and video counselling.

Sessions last for a therapeutic hour of 50 minutes.


The first appointment is 10 am and the last is 8pm

I offer Supervision at the rate of £45 an hour  or £55 per 90 minute  session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Wednesday  9am to 9pm

Thursday & Friday hours vary

Weekend appointments be available upon request subject to availability

Further information

If your needs are urgent or you feel you are in crisis please consider the following options:

Your GP.

Mental Health Access Team: 24 hr, 03001230907 press option 1.

Mental Health Helpline: Open 7pm/2am weekdays, 2pm/2am weekends/Bank Hol. Tel: 08088002234.

Samaritans: 24hrs, call free on 116123

Sane: 6pm/11pm Tel:08457678000.

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I have a gravel path and driveway plus one small step from the outdoors into my therapy room. Currently not suitable for walking aids or wheelchairs

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

Counselling Supervision I am a professional counselling supervisor.

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Natalie Hughes

Natalie Hughes