Hi my name is Myke Richardson-Hughes and I am an Integrative Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor. 

I am currently a Senior Therapist working within a residential children's home and learning centre for looked after children and young people in care between the ages of seven and seventeen with social, emotional and mental health needs, communication difficulties (autistic spectrum condition; Asperger's Syndrome, speech, language and communication needs), ADHD and complex learning needs who have experienced ACE's and trauma.

In a previous role as a Therapy Manager I have had experience of managing a multidisciplinary team of therapists working with looked after children and young people aged five to 25, I also have experience as a Substance and Alcohol Misuse Therapist working within a residential Rehab setting.

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Expressive therapies, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Dyadic Developmental Practice, Psychotherapy and Parenting (DDP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Person Centred Therapy (PCT) and  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Adolescents (DBT-A).

 I am able to use one or a mixture of these theories when working with clients to best meet their requirements.

 I also have knowledge and further training in other theoretical modalities such as Transactional Analysis (TA), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Mindfulness which can be drawn upon and utilised within our counselling work to suit your individual needs.

I provide a broad range of services to clients including one to one therapy, couples counselling, same sex relationships, transgender and LGBT+ issues.

I work with relationship issues such as communication problems, conflict, affairs, divorce and separation, I also work with individuals who are in addiction recovery and also people who may be suffering with anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement & loss, grief, trauma, break up of a relationship, suicide and self-harm.

I offer open ended therapy, which means you can see me short term or long term, based on your individual needs.

In a nutshell, the support of a therapist can help find ways to accept and make peace with the things we feel we can’t change, and make positive changes where we can. We can increase awareness that we have choices in life and deal with our troubles when they are taking over and affecting our lives in a negative way and this could be because of unresolved issues concerning grief, an inability to let go of the past, feeling overwhelmed with relationship problems, divorce, drug or alcohol dependency – the list is endless and complex because people themselves are complex and life can throw a multitude of difficulties our way.

I provide counselling/ therapy  services to individuals, schools, workplace and employee assistance programmes (EAP).


Level 7 Master of Science Advanced Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies, MSc  (ABD) with Salford University with modules specific to :

  • Bereavement and Loss 
  • Counselling for Children and Young People
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Compassion Focused Therapies

Level 6 Batchelor of Science Counselling, BSc (Hons) First Class - Staffordshire University with modules specific to

o Counselling Children and Adolescents

o Counselling Couples

Level 5 Foundation Degree Integrative Counselling, FdSc Merit - Staffordshire University with theories specific to

o Person Centred

o Psychodynamic

o Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Certificate in Clinical Supervision

 Level 1 & 2 - Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR),

 Level 1 - Dyadic Development Practice, Psychotherapy & Parenting (DDP)

Level 1 & 2  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy - Adolescents (DBT-A)

· Level 3 - Diploma in Integrative Counselling

· Level 3 - Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

· Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory

· Level 2 - Certificate in Children and Young People Mental Heath

· Level 2 - Diploma in Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling

· Level 2 - Diploma in Anger and Aggression Management

· Level 2 - Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling

· Mental Health First Aider (MHFE)

· Suicide Prevention

· Safe Guarding Vulnerable Adults

· Safe Guarding Vulnerable Children


Full Clean Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

For more information or to book an assessment session;
Telephone: 07599 41 40 40

I can provide a professional, accessible and affordable service.

Professional Membership.

I am an Accredited Member MNCPS (ACC.) of The National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and on the accredited register of counsellors and psychotherapists compiled by the professional standards authority.

I am subject to the NCPS Professional Conduct Procedure and I work strictly to the NCPS Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am committed to working for the client's best interest; reasonably ensuring their safety; practicing confidentiality; having a transparent working contract; promoting the client's right to make their own decisions; and treating the client with fairness and respect. I attend regular counselling supervision and work within my level of competency and I am committed to taking continuing professional development.