Hugh Clarke Integrative psychotherapist , N22

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About Me


I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and teacher. I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over thirty years. I work 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 and Secondary Schools. I have also spent six years working in an therapeutic centre, with young people who experienced severe 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:

Relationships and family issues

Personal development and identity issues

Sex and sexuality

Confidence and self-esteem issues

Depression and anxiety

Stress and relaxation

Work and study issues

Time Management & Procrastination

Worries about the future

Bereavement and loss

Maximising your performance


Decision making and dealing with change

Isolation and lonelines

Experiences of prejudice and discrimination

Anger management

Experiences of harassment and crime

Physical health concerns


Counselling & Psychotherapy

In counselling / psychotherapy, I aim to make your experience supportive, encouraging and non-judgemental. Our exploration 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. Above all, we will work at your pace and in a way which suits you and helps you to resolve your difficulties.


Equality & Diversity

I recognise that many individuals and communities experience discrimination and oppression on the grounds of their gender (including transgender and transsexual people), relationship or marital status, race or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation (because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual), age, health status, appearance, language, background, class, faith or religious belief, physical appearance and political opinions. I believe that equality for all is a basic human right and actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. I welcome discussion of these issues in counselling and psychotherapy.


Supervision for Counsellors & Psychotherapists

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. In line with the requirements of my Professional Association (BACP), I also  take part in regular supervision of my own work.


Training for Other Professionals

My work has provided me with many opportunities to facilitate training. I have taught on Certificate and Diploma level Counselling courses; providing training on such issues as: Change Management; Mindfulness; Stress and Relaxation; 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) (Univsity of East London)

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)

Sensorimotor Approach To Trauma (Sensorimotor Institute, Texas USA)

Psychodynamic Approach To Trauma (Tavistock and Portman Clinic, London)

Mindfulness Training (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre and Leiden University, Holland)


Normal Fee - £60 per one-hour session. If you are on a low income or you are in receipt of benefits, please read the section below.
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.
Annual Salary below £20,000 - Fee £30 per session – First session - Fee £20
Annual Salary £20,000 - £25,000 - Fee £40 per session – First session - Fee £25
Annual Salary £25,000 - £30,000 - Fee £50 per session – First session - Fee £25
Annual Salary above £30,000 - Full Fee of £60 per session – First session - Fee £30
First Meeting - The first session is an opportunity to meet each other and for you to decide if I am the right practitioner for you. In this meeting, we will also clarify some practical issues, such as: my ways of working; your availability for future meetings; whether or not further meetings are appropriate. In the session, I will also ask you about your background, your experiences and your reasons for seeking counselling / psychotherapy. 


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