Sandra Hughes

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Marlow SL7 & London W2
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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

My approach to therapy is to treat each client with dignity, integrity, care and compassion in a non-judgemental environment. I can help you make sense of the issues you are facing, by encouraging you to share what is worrying you, and giving you the opportunity to be listened to.

Each session is an opportunity to feel truly seen and heard in a way that can be deeply healing, providing a safe and confidential environment to enable you to explore your thoughts and feelings. This will bring about awareness and the ability to recognise and accept more aspects of yourself and how you relate to other people and situations.

My approach is not prescriptive, but is designed to help you to find your inner resources, discover new ways of living, and make positive changes to enrich your life. You will find yourself better able to deal with problems related to life circumstances and events, such as loss and grief, marital difficulties, abuse or traumatic events, ageing parents or adolescent children.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and registered and accredited as a Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).


Research MA in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (ongoing)

Post-graduate accredited Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy – Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) London

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), London

Master’s Degree in Political Science and Social Psychology - Poznan

I am an "integrative therapist", meaning I am qualified in many different schools of psychotherapy and combine them in the treatment of clients, therefore I am able to offer a range of talking therapies:

  • Psychodynamic Approach
  • Person Centred / Humanistic
  • Jungian Psychoanalysis
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal​​

The type you find suitable will depend on your issue, your needs, and your personality.

Certificates & facilitating

  • Group facilitator for Gestalt weekend on diploma course, Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE), 2015-2024
  • Facilitation of a two day workshop "The Woman Hidden Behind the Cultural Shadow"
  • The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders(DSM-5): Dr. Ed Burns, Consultant Psychiatrist, including a) Mood Disorders, b) Schizophrenia & Dissociation, c) Personality Disorders, and d) Anxiety Disorders & Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Clinical Placement, Caludon Centre in Coventry
  • Facilitator of postnatal group support
  • Post Natal Mental Health practitioners course
  • Integrating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Modalities (Certificate)

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.

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.

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

Areas of counselling I deal with


£75.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The fee payable for the first session ("the assessment") is £70for each individual client.

The standard fees thereafter will be between £75/£85 per session depending on the time of day for the regular appointment (evenings after 6 p.m. and weekend appointments are more expensive than daytime ones).

Fees for couples seeking relationship counselling are £100 for  all sessions. Fees for group work will be notified to those participating prior to commencement of the group but are generally between £20 and £30 per session.

All sessions last a maximum of 50 minutes unless otherwise agreed. A discount may be available to psychotherapy students, members of equity, those serving with the emergency or armed services and those on low incomes.

When I work

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Further information

Potential Issues

  • Feeling overhwhelmed
  • Depression
  • Loss & Bereavement
  • Sexuality & Sexual Difficulties
  • Paranoid Thoughts
  • OCD, ADHD, Antisocial Behaviour
  • Phobias
  • Meaninglessness & Futility of Life
  • Panic attacks & Anxiety
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Anger, Rage & Aggression
  • Trust & Jealousy
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Anxiety Stress
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Antenatal & Postnatal Support
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Drug, Alcohol & Other Dependency
  • Isolation & Disassociation
  • Personal Development & Growth
  • Lack of Self-Esteem or Confidence

I offer individual (one to one) therapy, couples therapy and antenatal and postnatal group support.

High Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London, W2 6NE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Sandra Hughes
Sandra Hughes