About 

"For me, being a therapist is
a calling. I am passionate about what I do."

I offer short term and long term therapy to individuals and couples.

 

Being a counsellor means that I have worked with people experiencing a broad variety of situations in their daily lives.  I am professionally trained in providing both short term and long term therapy.

I  have developed an  eclectic approach and integrative way of working. Which means I use a variety of  methodologies and philosophies in clinical practice to bring about a more holistic approach which I think makes the process of therapy more accessible, beneficial and successful. 

 

I like to think of it as a collaborative  journey in self awareness and of being in the moment. It is the art of noticing what is present physically, emotionally, cognitively, relationally without judgement, with a curiosity to learn from noticing established patterns in behaviour. This can lead to a new understanding of oneself  and positive change if desired.

I also offer  Counselling Supervision to trainees, newly qualified and experienced counsellors.

I specialise in online and telephone counselling.  Working via various remote sources including: Zoom, VSee, Facetime, WhatsApp, secure email IM & Telephone.

In my experience Online counselling is equally as effective as face to face

Accreditations

MNCS (Accred).

MBACP (Registered)

Training

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and have completed further supplementary training that includes Bereavement and Loss,  Domestic and Sexual abuse,, Addiction and Substance misuse, Equine therapy,  Art therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), (DID) Dissociative Identity Disorder.

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

  • Accredited member of the National Counselling Society

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Certificate of Proficiency BACP

  • Bereavement and Loss Training (Douglas Macmillan Hospice)

  • Understanding Dissociation & Complex Dissociation Disorders

  • Advance Certificate in Life Coaching (Chrysalis)

  • Art Therapy Diploma

  • Relationship Counselling Diploma (Accredited by CTAA)

  • Addiction Counselling Diploma (Accredited by CTAA)

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Certificate

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy Certificate (Accredited by the IAOTH)

  • Mindfulness and Mindfulness Meditation Certificate

  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling

  • Reiki Practitioner and Master.

Experience

From a very early age I had a great interest in emotional well-being, so as soom as the right opportunity presented itself, I began training to be a counsellor.

During my studies  I completed a placement with Womens Aid, specialising in domestic and sexual trauma & abuse. I returned to  them for a while after I qualified, so have a great deal of experience in this area.

I have been in private practice since 2017 where my skillset diversified to meet needs.

I undertake Continual Professional Development and add to my portfolio of skills every year.

Professional Recognition's

You can find me on:

National Counselling Society

Harley Therapy.

Counselling Directory

Psychology Today.

Safe Place Therapy
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            www.nataliehughes.net                                                   counselling@mail.com                                                      07845 065930

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