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Hello, I am qualified integrative counsellor and therapist and I strongly believe that our experiences can be explored and worked through when they have impacted our lives. These may evoke feelings of anxiety and depression which may affect how you feel and live your life. For me it is important that clients have the freedom to explore experiences in a private, warm, safe space.
I work in private practice in Clapham Common and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
My beliefs strongly underpins my person-centred non-directive approach, but will use psychodynamic approach and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) if and when required. As a counsellor I am aware of the difficulties clients face and the stigma attached to seeing a counsellor, but I strongly feel that through these pathways and steps forward into counselling positive changes will occur in client’s lives.
I am passionate about helping clients explore and work through their difficulties and issues they may be experiencing or have experienced in their life. I have extensive experience of working as counsellor with the following issues such as anger, loss, low self-esteem, and self-confidence. Prior to this depression, substance abuse, anxiety, bereavement, domestic abuse, sexual violence and self-harm. My approach enables clients to be aware of the strengths they have and through this process develop and build trusting relationship where clients can freely explore your feelings where I support positive long term change.
I believe counselling can help clients explore and work through those experiences that impact upon them as an individual and with my warm, empathic and non judgemental approach I am sensitive and committed in supporting clients work towards making positive steps of change in their life.
All my gratitude
I came to Hugh having low expectations of what counselling do for me, but Hugh was welcoming and understanding from the first session. The sessions became the highlight of my week and I would emerge feeling like a huge weight had been lifted and feel positivity and hope. Hugh gave me the power to view things from a different perspective and has helped me enjoy the good things in life again. Even though this chapter has been resolved, I would not hesitate to reach out to Hugh again should anything change in the future. Thank you for all your help!
Thanks for all the time you gave me. I really appreciated it, and you helped me so much. Having a platform where I can speak and be myself was amazing and really helped me to cool off. Thank you for listening and never judging me. You accepted me for the real me. I feel honoured to have been able to talk to you every week, and I think its pretty obvious that I will miss our sessions. The sessions were the highlight of my week. You really took the weight off my shoulders, and I can never thank you enough.