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Hulya Kusella, BSc Hons, PG Cert, CCF, Registered MBACP (Accred)


My name is Hulya, I am a qualified integrative counsellor with over 18 years experience working in the voluntary sector, with charity organisations and in private practice. The delivery of counselling has been through face to face (one2one and groupwork), telephone and online. My area of expertise is working with parents and adults experiencing a wide range of  emotional, mental  and physical health difficulties. Working within the mental health sector has provided me with the opportunity to run wellness workshops, mental health training and psychoeducational trauma programmes to organisations and the general public, to increase awareness  and promote good mental health and general wellness. My qualifications also extends to online counselling which I have received a specialist certificate in online therapy and the certification as a Cyber Facilitator.  I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and hold membership status with the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO) and Parenting UK, to which all  require proof of qualifications and experiences obtained in counselling. 




Diploma in Humanistic counselling, CPPD,1996

BSc Hons, Integrative counselling, University of Surrey 2004

Foundation certificate in Cyber Culture, Online Therapy Institute, 2013

Specialist Certificate in Online Therapy, OTI, 2013

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1, PG Cert, SPI 2016



Certified Cyber Facilitator 

Certified Essential Oils Consultant

Registered and Accredited with the BACP


Voluntary and Professional Experience and Active Memberships

3 years voluntary work as a support worker/counsellor with women experiencing domestic violence, Domestic Violence Intervention Project 

2 year voluntary counsellor supporting victims of crime, Victim Support

Over 13 years professional work as a manager/counsellor and support worker in mental health, Mind

8 years working as a professional group facilitator, supporting parents with mental health problems, Charity organisations.

In private practice  since 2007

9 years working as a Disabled peoples counsellor, Mind and Student centres.

3 years experience as a trainer, running mental health awareness workshops and training days, Organisations, Adult colleges and  general public.

2 years experience of providing psycho-educational programmes on Trauma to survivors, charity organisations

Registered and Accredited member of the BACP

Member of ACTO

Member of Counsellors UK

Member of the OTI

Parenting UK





Additional Professional Development

Online Group Therapy training, OTI

Ethical considerations in online therapy, OTI

Working with personality disorders, Mind

Holistic life coaching, Kevala centre

Facilitating post natal depression groups, Primary Care Trust

Managing stress, Open University

Mental health awareness and training, Mind

Neuroscience for Therapists, Focusing

Introduction to Aromatherapy, Aromahead

Personality Disorder Awareness, KUF

Trauma and Recovery, OE

CBT Trauma programme, VA