About me

I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working within the Calder Valley area and online, providing both short term and long term therapy for a range of issues.

I am here to help you work through your difficulties within a warm and understanding environment.

If you are interested in making an initial appointment, or just want to talk more about how counselling may be help to you, please contact me onĀ 07726 123903 or email andreahughescounselling@gmail.com


Training, qualifications & experience.

York St John University:

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2011),

Certificate in counselling (2009)

In recent years I have worked for the charitable organisation, Survivors Hull and East Riding. As such I have experience of a wide range of client issues, and have worked with clients long-term for up to four years, as well as over brief periods of just six weeks. I have experience of working therapeutically with children and young people and have a creative way of working in these areas.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and have full professional indemnity insurance. I receive regular supervision and ensure I undertake regular additional training to maintain the ethical standard of my work. I maintain my professional development and have additional training in areas such as Borderline Personality Disorder; Trauma/PTSD; Dissociative Disorder; Creative Therapy for Adults and Children; Family Constellation work; Online therapy; Loss and Bereavement.

My therapy practice offers clients a safe and confidential space to work face-to-face, or online in certain cases.

Other information

My former career was in the police service where I have worked and trained extensively with victims of serious crime as well as several voluntary roles including specialised support in murder and manslaughter, with child victims and also mediation and conflict within the workplace. Safeguarding, confidentiality and dealing with trauma, abuse, loss and other highly sensitive issues have threaded through my work over the past 30 years. I trained and qualified as a counsellor as a natural progression both for my personal development and to help make a difference to others.