I run a small private practice and have worked in both daycare (DHI) and residential (Clouds House) centres and have long experience in 12 Step methods (abstinence) and Harm Reduction models of treatment (cutting down). We will work collaboratively together in seeking solutions, and in the case of an addiction, relief from a growing problem over which you may feel you have little or no control.
I am under regular & professional supervision and am committed to developing and expanding my counselling skills to better help you.
I am an Accredited Counsellor (NCAC) and a Drug & Alcohol Professional, a member of FDAP (The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals) and I work from lovely rooms by the river in Newbridge, Bath (with free parking).
Hugh previously worked for many years in the music industry as a musician/composer with at least one West End show to his credit. He spent 20 years in Hong Kong writing music for Chinese Theatre and TV Advertising before returning to live and work in the lovely city of Bath.
His counselling studies started at Bath College followed by a two year Addictions Counselling course at the University of Bath under the auspices of Action on Addiction. He also still finds time to compose, create ceramic designs, and produce audiobooks for the BBC.
COUNSELLING TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS:
2010-2012 University of Bath – Addictions Counselling Foundation Degree (FD Sc).
Full-time two year degree programme covering units in:
Person-centred counselling skills, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Diversity issues, Interpersonal Group Therapy, 12 Step, Harm Reduction, Assessments and Treatment planning, Working with Families (Systemic theory), Relapse Prevention and Dual-diagnosis.
2009-2010 City of Bath College: Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills (AQA Vocationally Related Qualification)