About Me


I am a trained qualified and licensed counsellor. I am a member of the International Society of Professional Counsellors [ISPC] and adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice. I am fully insured and have obtained enhanced disclosure CRB clearance.

I have 10 years of experience counselling adults. I have worked as a volunteer for a Nottingham based charity since 2001; the charity sees adults, couples and children providing a range of therapeutic interventions. I provide supervision to other counsellors who volunteer for the charity.

In April 2009, I set up a private practice; I have a comfortable easily accessible setting in Eastwood, just off the main Nottingham Road. I also offer, to suit your need, home-based, workplace, telephone counselling or on Skype. I will contract with employers to offer counselling to employees with personal or work-related issues.

My training was as a person-centred counsellor but my practice draws from other disciplines and now sits within an eclectic approach.

In March 2010 I started as a volunteer with Nottingham Prison. I work on a programme providing a faith-based 12-step recovery programme for anyone who wants to address their attitude towards offending behaviour. The recovery programme is called Celebrate Recovery.

Training From To Place of training
Counselling for the family  - Certificate 1996 1996 St. John’s College, Nottingham  organised by CARE,
Certificate in Counselling 1999 2000 South East Derbyshire College
Diploma in Counselling 2001 2003 South East Derbyshire College

Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Qualified 2013)

2009 2013 The Sherwood Institute, Nottingham

Previous work

My work background was as a manager of resources in a local housing company. I was a Fellow of the Charter Institute of Housing up to my retirement [1984 to 2008]; I hold a post-graduate Diploma in Management Studies.

I worked for 34 years managing people and other resources; in the last 15 years the focus of the work was mainly in a multi-disciplinary setting with Health, Social Services and Police services planning and developing services to meet neighbourhood and community needs.


Other professional qualifications  
Sheffield Polytechnic [1974] Associateship in Housing Administration
Chartered Institute of Housing [1976] [1984 - 2008]  Membership; Fellowship
Derby Longsdale [1986] Diploma in Management Studies
International Society of Professional Counsellors [2006] Membership


Hugh Driskell
DMS MISPC Dip Couns & Dip Superv

Hugh Driskell

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