Sandra Hughes MA, Dip Psych, MBACP,UKCP
VIDEO SESSIONS NOW AVAILABLE
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am currently seeing clients ONLY via video calls, including Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, WhatsApp video, etc.
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
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 & 2016
- 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)
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The fee payable for the first session ("the assessment") is £60 for each individual client.
The standard fees thereafter will be between £65 - £70 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 £90 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.
Concessions offered for
- Feeling overhwhelmed
- Loss & Bereavement
- Sexuality & Sexual Difficulties
- Paranoid Thoughts
- OCD, ADHD, Antisocial Behaviour
- Meaninglessness & Futility of Life
- Panic attacks & Anxiety
- Relationship Difficulties
- Anger, Rage & Aggression
- Trust & Jealousy
- Childhood Trauma
- Anxiety Stress
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Antenatal & Postnatal Support
- 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.