Hope Pugh


Hope is originally from Cheshire, in the United Kingdom, but is now living in beautiful New Zealand.

She's a coffee, puppy and glitter obsessed girl who is on a mission to support people to not only discover their full potential, but also true happiness in themselves and in their lives.

Hope has gained training in numerous areas, predominantly focusing on Person-Centred Therapy. Alongside that, she has trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and Trauma-Focused Therapy.

She has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge across a range of difference roles. These include voluntary support for several U.K. mental health charities, working for a renowned occupational health company with a focus on trauma and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), her own private practice, and most recently, for a New Zealand organisation specialising in children, adolescents and adults who have been involved in sexual abuse and trauma.

Hope has experience helping people work through trauma, depression, anxiety, abuse, relationship and family issues, sexual problems, identity issues and more. 



MSc. Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Graduate Certificate in Counselling, BSc (Hons) Sociology and Cultural Studies

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Read Hope's Thrive Articles Here...

his brain versus her brain

Since moving to a new country and leaving my safety and security in England for adventure here in New Zealand with my Kiwi, it's been one hell of a rollercoaster ride...

the secret to real love...

So… anyone else love Disney as much as me…?? I am your number one Disney, magic, happily-ever-after, dreams-do-come-true fan (you just need to see my multiple soft toys and other Disney merchandise to know the obsession is real)...

Important steps on the path to self-love

Do you ever wake up with the thought of ‘Where do I begin today…?’ Feeling pressure to be active in the ‘right’ way, eating the ‘right’ thing, and acting and feeling the ‘right’ way in order to be seen as achieving in life?