My Philosphy
My Story

I am a Creative Integrative Counsellor, Supervisor and Trainer.  This means that together we will work in a unique way to suit your requirements. 


I believe we are like seeds that need the right conditions to grow tall and strong.  It might be you've got stuck in the shade, your conditions are cruel or you are hungry and tried.   


My desire is to help you reassess what you need and explore the pain of what's gone wrong so you can grow fully into the person that you want to be.  


The conditions I offer you are a safe place, with no judgement, empathy and lots of respect.

Before becoming a Counsellor I was a Youth Worker and performing artist. I came into counselling as I felt the people I journeyed with needed more than I could offer at that time.

Since qualifying in 2009 I have worked for Bradford Bereavement Support, Bradford Cancer Support, Bradford University, High Schools, Primary Schools, Young People’s Health Project, NHS Family Action, Leeds Beckett, Northorpe Hall to name but a few.


I am now in Private Practice and love working with a variety of clients. When I'm not in The Caravan Clinic I'm walking my dog and enjoying tea and cakes in local cafes!

Working Creatively
““Truly the most genuine caring person who is passionate about helping others helped me so much with a few powerful words thank you x” Client (Used with Permission).

I really enjoy working creatively as I find it engages the subconscious and informs our work together. It is particularly useful for clients who don't know what to say or feel they have said everything but nothings changing. Simple tools and activities can really enhance the work. We may use feeling cards, stones, art materials, symbols, sand tray (see pictures below).

Clients are often amazed at how much they have discovered using these 'techniques'. However, I understand not everyone wants to work this way and it's always your choice.


Diploma in Online & Telephone Counselling

 Counselling Tutor 2020

Certificate in Coaching

Fluent Training 2013

Couples Counselling Certificatate

Emerge Training 2019

Diploma in Supervision

Leeds Psychotherapy 2014

BSC in Therapeutic Counselling & Dipoma In Counselling

Leeds Metropolitan 2010 & Leeds College 2008

Other recent courses: Infant Loss, Expressive Arts in Therapy, Online Counselling, Eating Disorders, Rewind (PTSD Technique),  Managing Anxiety


I am an accredited and registered member of BACP and I am fully insured.


I have regular Clinical Supervision.

Nicola Hughes

Counsellor & Supervisor

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Tel: 07743561802