We all need someone to talk to at times. Someone who can help us gain insight and a new perspective on things. Someone who will listen without judgement, who can provide the help and support to get things back on track so we can enjoy life and our relationships again. I believe every person is unique and as such they deserve a service that is tailored to their unique needs and situation. I work from an Integrative approach which means I can adapt and use a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help you achieve your goals. I will provide the time and space to feel comfortable with the process without feeling judged as we work together to help you adapt and cope better with the stresses that life tends to throw at us. I provide a warm and friendly professional service, working with you-for you.
Over the past 12 years I have found myself in the privileged position to be able to help my clients work towards dealing with a wide range of issues and supported them as they work towards a better quality of life. As a former nurse in the NHS, I understand the challenges physical health has upon the emotional and psychological wellbeing of not only the individual, but also on their relationships with partners, their children and the whole family. I have been able to utilise my years of experience and knowledge of health-related issues to be able to provide psychological and emotional support clients who are living with acute and chronic health conditions. This includes conditions such as recovering from major surgery, cancer treatment, CFS and MS, Chronic Pain and more recently, those suffering from Long Covid.
I work with frontline workers and emergency blue light service staff
I provide individual and couples therapy sessions
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
BACP Therapist - Registered Member MBACP #110516
Charlotte has been instrumental in helping me keep my life together. She’s patient and understanding and has given me plenty of techniques to keep me moving forward in a productive way.
She immediately put me at ease and has really helped me through some difficult times. Her advice helps me daily and genuinely dread to think where I would be without her. Thank you Charlotte for being awesome!
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Charlotte for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Charlotte Hughes is a brilliant therapist. I can't even put into words how much she's already helped me. Not only has her advice helped me process difficult feelings and experiences, but she has also given me so much practical advice about handling situations in everyday life. I have benefited immensely from my time with her and think she is doing an amazing job. It also helps that she has a great sense of humor at the right moments.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Charlotte for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Charlotte had a way to make me feel so comfortable in the first few minutes of speaking to her. This was great as it was my first ever therapy session.
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Charlotte for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief
Charlotte has been the first therapist that I feel understands what I'm dealing with and how to address it. Thank you Charlotte!
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
She is a wonderful woman and someone I trust completely. It’s so nice to have her to talk to.
Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Charlotte for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Lovely, knowledgeable, supportive, kind, patient, genuine and understanding. She has helped me understand who I am and cope with whatever life throws at me.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Charlotte for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd