Theresa Hughes, MBACP, Dip Couns, PGCE
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor with a private practice in Hornchurch and Chafford Hundred, Essex. I also counsel in a local hospice and large, multi-ethnic college. I am a qualified teacher with over 20 years' experience and prior to becoming an education professional was an HR Manager in a major publishing company.
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 in control; 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.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered Counsellor
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- WPF Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Trained Bereavement Counsellor
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I charge £40 per 50 minute session. I ask for 24 hours notice of cancellation of an appointment.
Some concessions are available.
Havering Therapy Centre is across from Sainsbury's and The Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch. You can park in Sainsbury's where there is Free parking for up to two hours. You can also park at the Queens Theatre car park for a small fee. Occasionally there is free off street parking adjacent to the Centre.
Freedom Release Counselling Centre is based in The Beacon Centre, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, where there is a free car park adjacent to the centre.
There is a waiting area in both centres.
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.
Thank you for viewing my profile.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
By Appointment Monday to Saturday
Types of client