Tanya Hughes

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BSc (Hons) MBACP
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Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12
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About me

Winston Churchill said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” Do you want to be more optimistic about the future? Are you looking for help to see your opportunities? Maybe you need a co-author to rewrite your story? If so, I would like to be the one to explore with you, to guide you beyond your problems, and find solutions. I pride myself on the relationships I build with my clients, perhaps due to my enthusiasm, positivity, and the belief that often laughter is the best medicine. I have a lovely counselling room in Melksham town centre and also work in the great outdoors, using Walk and Talk Therapy on a farm. 

I counsel clients with all sorts of issues, but I have specialised in helping people to deal with adverse childhood experiences (ACES). These can be anything from controlling parents to sexual abuse.  I also have much experience working with addiction and it's effects (with both addicts and those who love them).

If past experience still effects you in the present then I would love to help you to be optimistic and retell your story in the future.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Systemic Counselling from The Family Institute, University of South Wales.

Narrative Therapy from Dulwich Centre.

REWIND Technique trained by  Dr. David Muss.

Substance Misuse Rehabilitation.

Transactional Analysis.

Extensive experience of adverse childhood experiences (ACES), Trauma, PTSD, Solution Focused Brief therapy and Walk and Talk Therapy.

Member organisations

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).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma from childhood experiences.

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

£50 per session

REWIND Technique free to forces veterans.

FREE 30 minute assessment for all types of therapy.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Motivational Interviewing
REWIND Technique
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Transactional Analysis

For individual adults, young people and children over 11 years old. 

Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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