Hugh Clarke Integrative psychotherapist , N22

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About Me - I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and teacher. My counselling / psychotherapy experience dates back to 1990 and has been with a wide range of clients and presenting issues, including severe mental health issues. I have worked in many settings including: private practice, university, Further Education, Secondary Schools. I have also spent six years working in an therapeutic centre, with young people who experienced emotional and behavioural difficulties. 

I have extensive experience of working with clients of various ages and from many backgrounds and cultures. I have worked with many issues, including the following: relationship and family issues; personal development; sex and sexuality; depression; anxiety; stress; work issues; study issues; procrastination; worries about the future; bereavement and loss; maximising your performance; spirituality; decision making; dealing with change; isolation and loneliness; identity; discrimination; anger management; experiences of crime; physical health concerns and many more.

Counselling & Psychotherapy - In counselling / psychotherapy, I want your experience to be encouraging, supportive and sometimes challenging. Our explorations will take place through curiosity, openness, humour (and seriousness), with opportunities to try things out and experiment in a safe environment. While most of our explorations will be conversational, I sometimes find it helpful to draw upon literature, expressive arts, play, body work, mindfulness and yoga. 

Supervision - I have been supervising counsellors and psychotherapists since 1989. This has taken a variety of forms, including: clinical, educational and managerial. I have supervised experienced staff as well as those in training. I have also participated in peer supervision groups.

Training - My work has provided me with many opportunities to facilitate training - teaching on Certificate and Diploma level Counselling courses; providing training on such issues as: Change Management; Mindfulness; Stress Management; Mental Health Awareness; Trauma, Bereavement; Developmental Psychology; Race & Culture; Transactional Analysis.


Training and qualifications

Bachelor of Education Degree (Queens University Belfast)

Bachelor of Arts Degree (Open University)

Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (University of East London)

Diploma In Adlerian Counselling (Adlerian Society, GB)

Certificate In Adlerian Family Counselling (Adlerian Society GB)

Diploma In Integrative Psychotherapy (Minster Centre, London)

Trauma Training: Sensorimotor Approach To Trauma (Sensorimotor Institute, Texas) and Psychodynamic Approach To Trauma (Tavistock and  Portman Cllinic, London)


Initial Meeting: £30 per session (1 hour). The first meeting is intended to help you decide if I am the right practitioner for you. You can ask me questions about counselling and psychotherapy, and about how I work. I will also ask you some questions: about your background, your experiences and your current difficulties.

Normal Fee For Ongoing Sessions: £60 per session (1 hour). Please read below if you are on a low income or benefits.

Benefits and Low Income: I believe that everyone should have access to counselling and psychotherapy and therefore, I operate a sliding scale for people on benefits or on a low income. Please let me know and we can negotiate a reasonable fee.

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1 Park Avenue, N22 7HA
1 Park Avenue
Wood Green
N22 7HA