Meet Michelle My name is Michelle Hughes and I am a Professionally Trained Integrative Counsellor, working with a variety of counselling styles best suited to you and your needs. As your Counsellor, I am here for you, to listen and provide a safe space to explore issues that may have been causing you sadness, uncertainty or other concerns.
I am non-judgemental, empathic and available to accompany you on your journey of self awareness. Sometimes people get lost and need support and guidance in helping them find their path again.
To begin on this journey takes courage and I shall be there supporting every step of the way.
I offer both short and long term counselling for people of all backgrounds and ages and can accommodate evening and weekend appointments.
TRAINING: - Motivational Therapeutic Interventions (2009) - To explore Motivational Interviewing Techniques - To Practice Motivational Interviewing Strategies - Basic Principles of CBT - To examine Brief Solution Therapy
*Transactional Analysis 101: (2012) *Diploma in Couple Counselling: (2014) *Ongoing regular Continued Professional Development
CHOICES TRAINING: Dealing with the effects of childhood sexual abuse (2011)
THE JOURNEY FROM HURT TO HEALING: Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse. (2011)
QUALIFICATIONS: - Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling (2009) - Counselling Level 1,2,3 (2006)
EXPERIENCE: As an Integrative Counsellor my training is Psychodynamic Counselling, Person-Centred Counselling and Existential Counselling and throughout my practice I have integrated other theological standpoints. I work in this way as it enables me to work with different types of adults and young people. I also work in different settings, such as schools, G.P surgeries, nursing homes and my private practice.
With short term work I may use solution focus work, or motivational intervention to help the client achieve their desired therapeutic outcome.
All therapy sessions will be conducted in confidence and this confidentiality will be maintained, and applied to any and all records, except in the following instances when it may be necessary to share relevant information:
- If you give consent in writing for the confidence to be broken. - Any child protection issues. - If you are believed to be a danger to yourself or others. - If the therapist is compelled by a court of law, or if it's believed to be in the public's interest.