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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.
“We were increasingly worried about some aspects of our 11 year old son’s behaviour and his general mental well-being. So we approached Hugh who undertook a course of therapy with him. Over a period of weekly sessions we found our son increasingly happy to visit Hugh and his gentle approach seemed to bring about a noticeable improvement in his apparent wellbeing. All in all we would recommend Hugh very highly, noting of course that it takes a while to get results and, as with children more generally, it is sometimes it is two steps forward and one back. However, we feel like he now is a much happier 11 year old boy.”
I felt my thoughts were taken very seriously and felt my therapist respected me and was caring. This helped me to face and work through the problems that affected me in my life. Thank you so much for being there for me.