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Angela Hughes | Humanistic Counselling

2 Spur Road
PO6 3EB, Portsmouth Cosham
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Counselling Cosham - Portsmouth

Welcome to my profile. I have over ten years experience and a background in Education, Training and Adult Mental Health. I work with adults, couples, families, young people and children in my practices at Cosham - Portsmouth and Waterlooville - Hampshire. 


I am also a qualified online counsellor and work via Skype, so if face to face counselling is not possible, webcam can be used.


Although my core approach is Humanistic, integrating Person-Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Therapy depending on the needs of the client, I also work in a Solution-Focused way.


This means I offer a safe and confidential environment where I am empathic, non-judgmental and genuine. I will support you through your journey by being alongside you and listen attentively in order to understand and hear your experience.  Having an environment whereby you feel safe enough to disclose/let go of any negative beliefs, fear, anger, sadness or guilt can be extremely healing and aid self-acceptance.  


Throughout our relationship, you will learn more about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your full potential. I will support you to draw upon your own coping strategies. This is hugely empowering and will enable you to find a way forward.


I can also help individuals to look at how they interact and act, based upon their behavioural patterns learnt as a child. This helps release old feelings and expresses emotions in the present. Once self-awareness evolves, individuals then have the choice of changing the way they relate to the outside world.



My experience

I have worked in a Secondary School as a School Counsellor. I have also worked 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. Other specialist areas include Relationship Difficulties, Depression, Bereavement, Addiction and Abuse. 


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 received training on Domestic Violence and Alcohol Counselling, so this has helped me understand the issues involved in such situations.


I also volunteered for over two years at The Rowans Hospice. I worked alongside patients, staff and visitors on the Ward, Day Centre, Reception and Coffee Shop. Therefore, I have much experience and knowledge in dealing with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.  

Opleidingen en registraties

Qualifications and registrations

Foundation 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 Online Counselling Skills - Level 3 - Awarded by The Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body


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 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



Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Some Subject Areas Covered In Workshops Attended:


  • Anger Management - A Transactional Analysis Perspective
  • Relational Depth & Emotional Connection in Online Therapy
  • Loss of a Stillborn Baby
  • Stuck in Grief
  • Narcissism
  • Working with Trauma
  • Personality Disorders & Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • CBT & Depression
  • CBT & Insomnia


  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Objects of Desire - An Attachment-Based Approach to Working with Addiction
  • Transgender & Inter-Sex
  • Working with Death & Dying
  • Understanding Anger, Depression & Anxiety in Young People
  • Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Trauma & the Body
  • From Trauma to Trouble - The Dramatic Effects of Early Childhood Experiences on Social, Emotional & Behavioural Development


  • Working Creatively with Adults & Young People
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Supervising Clients who Work with the Risk of Suicide & Self-Injury
  • Anxiety, Phobias & Attachment Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Autism & Asperger’s
  • Working with Groups
  • Difficult Behaviours
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment, Consequences & New Research


  • Working at Relational Depth
  • Sexuality, Diversity & Prejudice
  • Relationships
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Abuse
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Life Balance
  • Play Therapy
  • Working with the Body in Counselling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence & Alcohol Counselling
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy


Member of

Registered member MBACP (Accred)


£55.00 for Individuals, £65.00 for Couples and £75.00 for Families.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 9a.m. to 8p.m.
Tuesday 9a.m. to 8p.m.
Wednesday 9a.m. to 8p.m.
Thursday 9a.m. to 8p.m.
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -



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