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.
“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.