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Neill Hughes, BACP

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

I am an Accredited and registered Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist under the BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy professions (reg no. 267042 ). I have over 4 year experience of working in private practice and public clinics working with a wide range of diagnosed disorders and difficult life experiences.
Whilst I have worked with a number of disorder ranging from bereavement to depression, one of my main focus areas is working with anxiety and anxious conditions such as emotional dysregulation , I also have experience working with high functioning Autism (ASC). My background is working with trauma, attachment disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), I have also supported many people with low mood and depression and helping them find their intrinsic motivation in life and relationships.
I work in a person-centred way, helping the client to formulate goals & understand how to work through their difficulties together. I believe the relationship is paramount in all therapy sessions and you can expect a safe, professional and non-judgmental environment.

I hold a first class degree in BA Hons in Person-Centred counselling and psychotherapy, (Middlesex University) and went onto receive an A in both my certificate and Diploma in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (accredited through the University of the West of Scotland UWS). I have completed training in Motivational Interviewing at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
Due to my background in working with trauma I completed training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills (DBT) and training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (TF-CBT) throught the Anna Frued Center.
Most recently I completed the training in Mentalization Based Therapy for families (MBT-F)(Anna Frued centre) and some basic training in Schema Therapy (Schema Therapy Wales).
It can be a very difficult decision for some clients to seek support but often this can be life changing and I look forward to supporting on this journey.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Guilt and Shame, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Credentials information

BACP 267042 (registration)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Neill Hughes. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have been seeing Niell for the past 5 months and I have had an incredibly positive experience. His approach to therapy has been incredibly powerful for my mindset and personal growth. Over the years, I have worked with many therapists, but Niell has stood out as someone who truly understands how to help me and his clients.

Niell has a unique ability to ask questions that really get to the heart of my anxieties and fears. Through his guidance, I have learned how to confidently externalise my thoughts and feelings with him, as well as with my family, friends, and loved ones. This has been a huge step forward for me in my personal growth journey.

Niell's approach is non-judgmental and supportive, which has made me feel safe and comfortable opening up to him. He has given me the tools and strategies to move forward with confidence, and I feel like I have made significant progress thanks to his help.

Overall, I highly recommend Niell as a therapist. He has been an incredible support for me, and I am grateful for the progress I have made under his guidance.

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Neill for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

An excellent person to chat things through with. Incredibly down to earth with good advice

Written on Feb 01, 2023 after therapy with Neill for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Neill is vert helpfully and also has helped me out alot with anxiety and depression and is very easy person to open up too and great for sending material to help in recovery strongly recommend him

Written on Dec 13, 2022 after therapy with Neill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Neill has been a massive help to me so far and he’s always on time and provide the correct help

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Neill for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Great guy, easy to talk to very down to earth and will help make sense of whatever emotions your feeling.

Written on Dec 19, 2021 after therapy with Neill for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes