Michael Hughes

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BA[Hons] HPD CNHC SQHP 5*Senior Psychotherapist & Supervisor
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Clifton BS8 & Bristol BS6
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Supervision details

I was fortunate enough to be supervised by David Newton – Senior Therapy Practitioner at the Clifton Practice in Bristol. David taught me how to get the very best from therapy practitioners and learned how to assist them with confidence/coaching to empower them to flourish and evolve.  

Having trained in 2005, I have over 19 years direct full time clinical experience with clients and conducted thousands of hours in the consulting room. I became a supervisor in 2010 and I have well over 14 years direct experience of supervising other therapists 1:1 or in group, as well as other supervisors and senior supervisors.

Many Nurses, Mental Health Nurses, GPs, and NHS therapy practitioners choose to book in to see me as their preferred supervisor because of the specific and rather eclectic way I supervise, needless to say it is not dull or boring but erudite, fun, informative and sometimes inspiring - a similar style of how David Newton so effortlessly delivered.

I offer 1:1 Supervision face to face or via Zoom online booked at a prearranged time and payment in advance only.


Prepayment Supervision Fees for students and therapists  1:1 Face to Face or Zoom are:  1:1, Telephone, Zoom and Skype sessions are available.Telephone, Zoom and Skype sessions may be broken down into smaller sessions.  

Once the cumulative total is 1 hour it is considered a full session and this will have used up your £60 prepayment for that hour. 

I do not entertain requests for free information without paying the fee in advance. Supervision is not a free service and boundaries regarding this will be upheld. The knowledge and experience I have as a supervisor is a business service and will be treated as such. 

Supervision Fee £60 I previously provided group supervision but this is not something that I currently offer. This was retracted for various reasons, mainly due to its huge success but I became far too busy. 

I still partake in offering 1:1 supervision to a select few therapist practitioners, other supervisors and other senior supervisors that I have chosen to work with as applications for new graduates and those seeking supervision with me are currently closed as I have a full caseload and my fullest attention is required for that. 

All good wishes, 


Michael Hughes 

BA (HONS) HPD, DHP, MNCH (ACC SUP HYP), CBT HYP, SFBT HYP, SFBT SUP HYP, SQHP (Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice). Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist,  Senior Psychotherapist, Senior Accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist Supervisor and Talking Therapies Supervisor. Established 2005. 19 years of direct clinical experience. 14 years experience of supervising other therapists in clinical practice. Mobile: 0796712293. 

Contact hours - strictly 9 am to 5 pm Mon to Fri only. I do not provide an out of hours service and will not respond evenings or weekends as time to decompress from a complex caseload is essential. 

Update: December 2023: I am unable to offer supervision at this time as I'm too busy with my current caseload of patients and have enough supervisees and supervisors to supervise. Thank you. 

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5 College Fields, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HP

The Arches Therapy Rooms, 198 Cheltenham Road, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5QZ

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I’m a Senior Supervisor since 2010 with 19 years experience and 14 years of supervising hypnotherapists at all levels across the profession.