Nicola Hughes - Counsellor, Couples, Supervisor BACP Accred
I am a Counsellor, Supervisor and Coach working with individuals and couples who want lasting change in their lives.
I am based in Pudsey and provide a high quality Counselling Service for the people of Leeds; Horsforth, Bradford, Calverley, Stanningley, Pudsey, Farnley, Morley, Headingley, Bramley, Drighlington and Gildersome.
I am guessing you are here because you’ve got something going on in your life that’s become too hard to deal with on your own. You’ve realised you need some help, and here you are.
Searching for someone to come alongside you and help you out of the place you are in.
You’ve found me. Welcome to my profile.
Maybe you are a mum with children, confused about your identity and career, bruised from having babies, feeling lost but your heart is telling you there is more.
You just don’t know how to get it because you’ve lost your confidence. You’ve got beautiful children, but it’s relentless and exhausting.
Or maybe something has broken you and you are not sure how to put the pieces back together again. Struggling with anxiety, depression and worry.
I can help you find a way out so you can sleep better, worry less and live the fulfilled life you deserve.
I work with:
- Pre and post-natal issues including Birth Trauma, Depression and Anxiety
- Adjusting to motherhood
- Return to work & work issues
- Relationship issues
- And other issues.
Couples Counselling is an opportunity to explore difficulties in your relationship in a safe place that we create together. Couples work is usually brief (6-12 sessions) with the specific aim of interrupting and redirecting outmoded patterns of communication. And create new healthy ways of relating. The aim of couples therapy isn't always to help you stay together. Part of the work may be to help you work out if you want to stay in your relationship.
Benefits of Working with Me
Working with me a Creative Counsellor AND Coach means having someone who both helps you deal with the past then enables you to have focused priorities for the future.
- I will help you turn your chaos into calm.
- You will gain clarity about your situation.
- We will work in innovative and creative ways so you can gain a better understanding of the issues you bring.
What happens in a session?
Come and spend an hour with me in the privacy of my Caravan Clinic.
The time is yours. If you want to claim some peace, let’s sit in silence. If you want to create I’ll have plenty of resources to hand. And if you want to talk my ears and heart are open.
Whatever you choose I will listen.
What do I do now?
Give me a call on 07743 561802 or drop me an email I can answer any of your questions about working with me and arrange your initial session.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Couples Work (2019)
- Expressive Arts Therapy (2019)
- Certificate in Coaching - Fluent (2016)
- Diploma in Supervision – Leeds Centre of Psychological Development (2014)
- Gained BACP Accreditation July 2012
- BSc in Therapeutic Counselling – Leeds Metropolitan University (July 10).
- Diploma in Counselling (ABC) – Joseph Priestly College (2006-2008)
- Other Training Includes
- 60 hours Bereavement Training
- Aftermath of Sexual Abuse
- Working with LGB&T
- Safeguarding and Child Protection
- Introduction to play therapy
- Early Trauma
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Perinatal Mental Health and Maternal Mood
- Infant Mental Health
I have worked as a counsellor for Bradford Bereavement Support, Bradford Cancer Support, Bradford University, NHS, Children and Loss Project, Alma Street (Sexual abuse project), Step 2 and Northorpe Hall.
I have worked with all ages and many different issues.
Regarding Young People
I have been working with young people for over 15 years, firstly as a youth worker then as a counsellor. I work with young people aged 13 and over. I have a full information sheet regarding how I work with parents and young people so please contact me and I can send it to you.
Please feel free to contact me and ask me any other questions about my experience.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
I charge £55 for organisations
I charge £60 for an hours session
Please see Supervision page for Supervision costs.
Reduced rates for Student Counsellors wanting Counselling.
Coaching can be face to face in the Caravan Clinic, via the phone or we can walk and talk. Fresh air can be great for gaining perspective on your situation.
"I didn’t realise how much I needed to talk about how I was feeling until I came."
"Nicola made me feel very welcome. Very personal. Able to share my story."
“This was a really encouraging workshop and the varied approach Nicola uses to allow you to explore your thoughts and concerns is really eye opening.”
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. If these don't suit you please still contact me as my availability sometimes changes.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I love Supervising Counsellors because I enjoy being a witness to my supervisees personal and professional journey.