Dennis Hughes

Dennis Hughes

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS7
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  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I started working in the field of counselling in the late 1980's and over the last 30 years have worked in the NHS, Social Services, Charity’s, Higher Education and Private Practice. I also provide therapy services to EAPs (Employee Assistance Programmes).

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

I work with both individuals and couples. I am qualified and experienced to undertake couples/relationship work of a complex nature and am COSRT Accredited (the College of Sex and Relationship Therapists).

The way that I work is based on the simple premise that the quality of the working relationship we build between us is key to the therapy being effective.

I am unlikely to sit opposite you in stony silence, but neither will I invade your space. The time is yours, but my role is to help you through the process by creating a safe space in which you feel comfortable to talk about personal and difficult areas of your life.

I work with the issues that you bring, at a pace which is right for you and will support you in exploring options that help you reach decisions which feel right for you.

It can be a difficult to decide whether to enter into therapy. I don't lock people into long therapy contracts and build regular reviews into sessions. We start with an assessment session – after this I encourage you to go away and think about how you feel working with me and then decide whether to arrange follow up sessions. At the assessment stage you will be assessing me, not just I you. I won’t then 'cold call' you for a decision.

If we do continue to work together, we will draw up a short therapy contract, which includes: the length of sessions, dates, times, frequency, my cancellation policy and, importantly, confidentiality.

My fees are on a sliding scale, based upon your income. If you are struggling financially, I will endeavour to negotiate an affordable fee.

What I can help with

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Business coaching, Career coaching, Coaching supervision, Development coaching, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Personal development

Types of therapy

CBT, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Trainee, Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited