I have been working with children, young people, adults, and families for over 20 years. My journey provided me with a pathway to work abroad in Boston, Massachusetts, USA for 2 years as a senior Residential Counsellor within a mental health unit. I have also worked in schools for the past 15 years providing therapeutic support for children and families for the last 4 years. Having trained as a counsellor I graduated with my postgraduate diploma in counselling in 2012 with Place2Be and University of East London. I then went on to graduate with my Masters of Arts in counselling.
My own pathway into counselling and as a counsellor has provided me with belief that counselling can help to clarify the problems and challenges in life and help to explore and heal those experiences that impact upon our lives. I believe that every client is unique and I can use creative materials if necessary by the client in therapy to help explore and come to terms with the problems. By this way of working I feel that clients will be able make the steps for positive changes in life.
My desire is to help clients find their self worth and true potential in life and society. There are moments which change our life forever. Through my work as a counsellor I endeavour to enable clients to find their opportunity for change.
You gave me the space to get a lot of my shoulders and didn’t judge me. I was depressed and feeling low for a long time. I had suicidal thoughts which stopped me from going to college and living my life. You helped me so much to understand and work through my anxieties. Thank you Hugh.
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!