Theresa Hughes

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MBACP, Dip Couns, PGCE
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Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1SR
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About me

Havering Therapy Centre

I am pleased to announce that I am now able to offer face to face counselling at the clinic, under strict safety hygiene guidelines from  Public Health England.

About me

I am an experienced  Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Private Practice in Hornchurch, Essex. Prior to that I counselled in a local Hospice and a large 6th Form College. I work with adults and adolescents across a wide range of issues.

Most people come to therapy because they are seeking greater levels of wellbeing. They may have experienced specific situations like a relationship breakdown or bereavement, the loss of a job or other painful changes in life circumstances; or they are experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt or a general sense of life not being as they would like.

My approach is to focus on what brought you to therapy, to help you explore the difficulties in your life in the light of present and past experiences and together develop solutions that help you get to where you want to be in your life.

I also work with you to develop greater levels of self-acceptance and self-compassion. From there we can begin to build on what is strong, healthy and successful in your life. This can foster a new sense empowerment, not only to solve problems and gain new perspectives, but also to achieve higher levels of hope, resilience and confidence.

What to expect in your first session
I understand that seeing a counsellor for the first time can feel daunting and scary, but often the hardest thing is making that initial appointment. Your first session with me will be more of a consultation than counselling. This will give us both the opportunity to find out more about each other and see how we can work together. I will outline how counselling works and the basis behind my approach.  I offer a safe and secure environment where you can work through difficulties and concerns at your own pace.

How counselling can help

People of all ages and backgrounds come to see me for many reasons including Anxiety, Relationships,(including separation and divorce), Work Related Stress, Depression (including postnatal), Family, Abuse (including domestic violence), Low Self-Esteem, Trauma and Loss & Bereavement.

I can offer you the support that will enable you to understand your difficulties, including unresolved feelings, past trauma, painful conflicts in the present or worries about the future. I can help you make sense of what you express and feel through both short and long term counselling. Together we can explore options and choices that help you come to your own solutions on what is right for you.

People that have come to me for counselling in the past describe feeling as though a weight has been lifted. Many have said that they feel much more grounded; they feel they're better-equipped to deal with whatever life throws at them. Others have said they feel less 'stuck', more able to see what they want out of life and are better able to move forwards with more resilience, hope and increased levels of wellbeing and happiness.

Prior to qualifying as a Counsellor I was a tutor in a large 6th Form College and in an earlier career an HR Manager in a major publishing company in London.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BACP Registered Counsellor
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • WPF Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Trained Bereavement Counsellor

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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Additional information

Individual Counselling fee £50 per 50 minute session.

Couple Counselling fee      £70 per 50 minute session.

Some concessions are available.

I ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation of an appointment.

When I work

By Appointment Monday to Saturday

Further information

Havering Therapy Centre is across from Sainsbury's and The Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch.

I would ask please for 24 hours notice of cancellation, due to room booking. 

Any further questions you may have please contact me by mobile or email, I will be happy to reply.

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Havering Therapy Centre, 94 North Street, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1SR

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

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

Key details

As my premises aren't step-free, I offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best. Contact me to discuss the options. .

Theresa Hughes
Theresa Hughes