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.
“I can’t thank you enough for always being there for me Hugh. Over the past year during the pandemic lot’s of things came up for me that I needed to work through. Thank you for always listening and helping me understand and accept who I am. Thanks for changing my life and giving me hope for my future”.
‘Deciding to find yourself a therapist can feel like a surrender; ending a shouting match you’ve been having with your own head by simply throwing the toys out the pram and asking somebody else to pick them up and put them back in. It shouldn’t be, and therapy with Hugh certainly wasn’t: it was a victory that snuck slowly out of nowhere. It transliterated the battle between me and my brain into a solicitous conversation between the two of us, one that not only let the clouds lift on my anxiety and depression, but gave a gilt edge outline to a proud sense of self my own neuroses had up until that point forced me to repeatedly detour around. With Hugh I went from getting lost in myself and losing myself in the process to being able to elide my past and present selves into a cohesive and honest conception of who I am that I am continually proud of without even realising it. Now when I stare inside I don’t have to flinch and look away, thanks to Hugh I simply smile.’
Continual thanks for everything you’ve done!