Miss Angela Hughes
Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS14-01247
I have a background in Education, Training and Adult Mental Health. In addition to my practices at Waterlooville and Cosham (working with Adults, Families, Young People and Couples) I have worked in a Secondary School as a School Counsellor and in a primary school dealing with children who have behavioural and special educational needs. Therefore, I am experienced in managing challenging behaviour and have specific expertise in Autism and Asperger's.
I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and I am Data Protection Registered. I am also a Qualified Supervisor of Counsellors, so I am able to offer Supervision as part of my practice. Whilst my core approach is Humanistic, I can supervise counsellors from other modalities, as I am able to translate theoretical language across models.
Other specialist areas include Relationship Difficulties, Depression, Addiction and Abuse. I embark upon monthly supervision to ensure I am offering you a professional service and attend regular trainings to keep my practice current.
I worked for several years as a Voluntary Counsellor at Off The Record. I supported both Young People, Adults and Parents and supervised support workers in managing the above issues. I helped assess candidates who were transferring into a counsellor role and delivered a workshop on Depression. I also trained new volunteers entering the service, offering information on how to deal with Relationship Difficulties, Suicidal Intentions and Abuse.
My work at Portsmouth Counselling Service with adults gave me valuable experience in working with individuals suffering from addictions. I also received training on Domestic Violence and Alcohol Counselling, so this has helped me understand the issues involved in such situations.
I have delivered training to a variety of organisations and professionals working in Mental Health. Some of this training has involved an element of Personal Development, so I am able to facilitate individual and group processes. Topics have included Depression, Attachment, Self-Harm, Relationships with Food, Depression in Young People/Children, Eating Disorders, Building a Successful Private Practice, Dealing with Difficult Behaviours, Co-dependency, Suicide and Mental Health Awareness.
- Qualifications & ExperienceFoundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling with Commendation - Accredited by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Advanced Diploma in Counselling Supervision (Masters Level) - Accredited by The National Counselling Society
Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision of Counsellors (Masters Level) - Accredited by The National Counselling Society - Grade B
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Level 2
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Level 1
Bachelor of Arts Degree with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Primary Teaching
Certificate in Online Counselling - Level 3 - Awarded by CPCAB
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory - Level 3
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory - Level 2
Introduction to Counselling – Level 1
BACP Accredited, Registered Counsellor - Registration Number: 034248
Accredited Member and Approved Supervisor - The National Counselling Society
Member of Hampshire Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autism & Aspergers Syndrome
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Financial difficulties
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Parenting skills
- Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Pregnancy related issues
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Young people and children
- Languages Spoken