Alice Ruthven Hughes

Alice moved to the UAE from the Netherlands over three years ago. Originally from Scotland she has worked with governments, policy makers, voluntary organisation, schools and numerous training and developmental agencies. With over 30 years of experience, working with people, Alice has the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to make a difference to the people she works with.

Married with two grown up children in their thirties and a granddaughter, Alice has the personality needed to work with people of all ages and all backgrounds. Originally training as a nurse, Alice went on to study at the University of Dundee achieving a MA Honours degree in political science and subsequently a post graduate qualification in community development. Alice was a CEO and set up numerous voluntary organisations in Scotland, working with people who needed support and help due to their caring responsibilities, She established many ground breaking developments which had an impact on people's lives. Alice was also involved in numerous award winning projects and was a runner up in a Scotland wide Women Ahead award.

Always looking to enhance her knowledge Alice added to her skill set by training in Business coaching and is a certified UK management Institute coach. Coaching skills and counselling training, as a volunteer for the Samaritans, has given Alice an insight into the human condition.Living in the Netherlands, Alice worked at the British School in the Netherlands using her experience to support children with additional support needs. Alice had previously been the manager of The Princes Trust, a charitable organisation working with young people who needed support. Moving to Dubai in 2014, with her husband, Alice has had the privilege of working in a number of training and development organisation, including work as a student advisor and presently as a part time English Language teacher. Training is very important to Alice and she then trained in consulting Hypnotherapy, children's Hypnotherapy and Reiki. Believing that people can be the best they can be with a bit of help and support, fuelled Alice's move to train in SleepTalk Process.

Alice is currently studying for another post graduate qualification in clinical and pastoral counselling and she believes that her skill set should be utilised by the people of Dubai. Believing that the best way to help yourself is through support and personal development Alice offers people the opportunity to think about themselves, their wants and needs. Having had many life changing situations and personal battles with change Alice understands the difficulties in living a transient life and the need to look after yourself and your family. Allowing people the space to de-stress, to think and to feel good about themselves is the beginning of taking control. Through either Reiki, Hypnotherapy, coaching or counselling Alice believes that you can feel better about yourself, your situation, your work and your life regardless of your age or position in society.

Alice offers Dubai residents a confidential service, she is approved by licence through the KHDA and has an up to date Good Conduct certificate from Dubai Police. She is respected amongst her peers and has testimonials from Doctors to children. Alice is available to help you help yourself and be the person you want to be.