Andrew Hughes | Accredited Counsellor | Bristol | NCS

Andrew Hughes

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-07896

Location: Bristol

Hi, my name is Andy and I am a counsellor based in Brislington in south Bristol - not too far from the Brislington Retail Park.

I consider myself to be a Pluralistic therapist, meaning that I take into account theories and techniques from person-centred, cognitive and psychodynamic approaches to therapy, although I primarily work in a person-centred fashion. I adopt a collaborative stance on my work with my clients, meaning that we work together and discuss ideas and options regarding the therapy to establish what approaches and techniques might work best to facilitate the therapy.

Although I am not an art therapist, I do sometimes incorporate artistic or creative approaches into the work, where I think this would be appropriate. The purpose of doing so would be discussed with my clients before starting out in order to manage expectations and to understand how this might help the work. These techniques might include shells or small world work, Gestalt techniques, creative writing, or drawing.

  • Qualifications & Experience
    I have a foundation degree in integrative Counselling from the University of Plymouth (in academic partnership with City of Bristol College) - awarded with distinction. Prior to this, I had completed multiple counselling skills certificates with various institutions. I have also completed additional training in working with eating disorders, survivors of sexual abuse and rape, suicidal ideation, mental health issues including personality disorders, and more.
  • What I can help with
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Anxiety
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Depression
    • Emotional issues
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Mindfulness
    • Panic attacks
    • Self-harm
    • Sexuality Identity
    • Stress
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
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