I am Teresa Hughes and I hold an advanced diploma in Counselling and a certificate in working with drugs and alcohol both achieved from the Highlands College in Jersey where I studied and lived for many years. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counselling can prove immensely liberating for clients who have become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking. By reality checking faulty thoughts and destructive internal narratives we can free ourselves. We all have a huge ability to transform. It is brave to admit when we are struggling emotionally, asking for help is a sign of strength not weakness. During our lives there will be times when our resilience is compromised, this is when we need to be mindful of looking after our mental and physical health.
I have comprehensive experience of working with clients affected by anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss. I spent 14 years working in the charitable sector, including posts with Macmillan Cancer Support, Jersey Hospice Care and Jersey Brain Tumour Charity. I use an Integrative counselling approach which is modified depending on the issues clients present with. I offer a confidential and caring therapeutic experience and consider It is an enormous privilege to support and stand alongside clients at a time in their lives when they are trying make sense of their emotions and concerns.