Neill HughesPerson-centred/humanistic psychotherapist
My foundations are as a person-centred therapist whereby the relationship, the client feeling heard and accepted are paramount. My experience and training in motivational interviewing has also taught me to support the client in formulating their own personal goals to work towards in therapy and help them recognise their intrinsic motivation for positive change.
I use the initial sessions to ensure the right approach is utilised, whether it be to facilitate a safe space to be heard or a more problem based approach such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have extensive experience working with clients with trauma backgrounds and have completed further training that specialises in working with these backgrounds or whereby the problem and the clients patterns are persistent and the origin is often formed in childhood or earlier years. I also have supported many clients with anxiety based problems, Anger, relationship difficulties, Autism related issues and low mood.
I utilise approaches such as CBT, trauma focused CBT, DBT skills , Mentalization based therapy and Schema therapy depending what will be the most helpful approach for the client on assessment.
I have learnt to be flexible in my approach as every client is an individual and I use evidence based interventions to gain the best outcomes.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My standard rate is £55 currently, I can offer concessions for longer term pieces of work or for those on a low income.
Training and qualifications
I have a BA Hons first class degree in person-centred counselling and psychotherapy, a diploma and certificate in cognitive behavioural therapy. I have completed further training through both the Anna Frued centre and Tavistock and Portman. I have completed training in trauma focused CBT for PTSD (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mentalization based therapy for families (MBT-F) and most recently Schema therapy and I am working towards becoming a certified Schema therapist.
I am accredited with the BACP and I have extensive experience working in public clinics, working within social care, NHS referrals, University contracts and private practice.