Timothy Hudd BA(Hon) MBACP
BACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Hello my name is Timothy Hudd, a British national and native English speaker. I am a registered BACP counsellor and psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy in the UK.
I started my training in the UK by studying the Integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy in 2010 and then in 2013 I went on to study and complete a bachelor’s degree in the person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy at Essex University. I continue today studying humanistic approaches to counselling and psychotherapy such as positive psychology.
In the summer of 2015 I moved to Helsinki, Finland. Since then I have come to gain a deep understanding of the complex nature of intercultural relational issues, the mental health aspects of moving to a structurally closed culture, and becoming the cultural ‘other’.
What motivates me...
I first studied mechanical engineering at the age of 19 as I was fascinated by how the physical world worked. During these studies I had a deep emotional loss which led me leaving my studies unfinished. This experience set me on a path towards changing my focus from how the exterior world works to how the interior world of the individual works and how to help them. My experiences have led me towards my counselling and psychotherapy training and continues to motivate me to help people today.
During my training I worked with clients with ABI (acquired brain injury) at a charity called Headway, and in general practice at Colchester Institute Counselling Service with a wide variety of diagnosis from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and relationship issues.
When I came to Finland I completed placements at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Familia and Nyyti. At the National Institute for Health and Welfare I worked in the mental health unit on various projects including research on PTSD treatments for child refugees. At Familia, an intercultural families charity I participated in the partner’s path project that helps support immigrant partners of Finnish natives. At Nyyti, a mental health and well-being charity for university students, I developed services in English for the international student population in Finland.