Emily Rooney, UKCP, Relational Centred Counsellor & Integrative Psychotherapist
Hi. I am an experienced and qualified Relational Centered Counsellor and Integrative Psychotherapist. Details of these approaches can be found at the bottom of my page. I am also attending The Relational Academy in Cambridge, working towards a certificate in Counselling and Therapy with Adolescents. I hold a private practice, and I work as an affiliate for a local charitable counselling company.
I offer various session times and reduced fees.
How to get started
Entering counselling particularly for the first time, can be a daunting and anxiety provoking experience. Most people feel the same and the best way to get started is to contact me and book your initial appointment. This is a beneficial way for me to hear some of your story about why you need me to listen and help, then you get to experience how I work as a therapist and how we can work together to support you. You do not have to 'sign' up for further appointments if you don't want to, however, for the best therapeutic growth, I do recommend weekly sessions at first.
Your first session is only £10 and my contact details are below.
What do I do?
I create a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and how life's difficulties or trauma's (past or present) impact on how you manage and cope. I use sensitive challenge to enable you getting 'unstuck' from what may feel like repeating patterns of thinking and behaving and allow space for insights and self-awareness to emerge.
I often work creatively using both verbal and non-verbal activities. Examples of these might be supporting you to express your emotions or using pens and paper and being creative. It's important to note that I will not force you to do anything you really don't want to do and I aim to respect the pace at which you wish to grow.
I believe that exploring your relationship with yourself, others and the world around you helps to deepen your understanding of yourself and who you are. This begins in the equally important relationship between you and I, in what we term the 'therapeutic alliance' which encourages new possibilities and opportunities for self-acceptance, positive change, and personal growth.
I offer short and long term therapy and I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you have regarding the counselling/psychotherapy process and how I work, before you decide to commit.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have Advanced Diplomas in Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy. I currently attend The Relational Academy in Cambridge undertaking a certificate in Counselling and Therapy for Adolescents.
I have 5 years experience in private Psychotherapy practice.
For the last 12 years I have also been supporting clients within substance misuse/dependency and have worked with individuals with behavioural or personality difficulties and with young people, children and families. My support extended towards women and issues around mothering and their body.
I have completed many Continued Professional Development training days covering various aspects of Mental Health, Illness and disorders and I have a keen interest in areas of relationships, supporting young people, addiction, bereavement and loss, depression, anxiety and trauma.
I have attended 2 day workshops, briefly covering other counselling techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique, Solution Focused and Art Therapy to enable and motivate people towards lifetime change and growth.
I also hold an NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care and I am trained in safeguarding young people, children and vulnerable adults.
I am a member of Scarborough Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institute and accredited by UKCP. I have an up to date DBS check and adhere to UKCP code of ethics and guidelines.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
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Your initial and subsequent sessions are an hour long.
My fees are £35 per hour, couples £45 and I offer reduced rates for students, unemployed and counselling trainees where there's a stipulation to enter long term therapy.
I currently work from quiet and comfortable rooms both at Scarborough Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Institute and from my home in Filey.
What is Relational Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy?
Relational Centered Counselling draws upon much research in to what’s most important in therapy and what actually makes it work. As humans, we are born in to this world dependant on another and our physical and emotional development and survival, depends upon the care and attention we receive from the people around us. For various reasons, our needs may not be fully met and we are forced to adapt in ways that may or may not be of long term benefit to us, in our view of ourselves, others and the world we live in and how we think, feel and respond to all of this. If someone is seeking therapy, then something isn’t working effectively for them and they’re struggling to work out why.
The most important element of the relational approach is the co-creation of a therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client and the therapist having a sound knowledge of the dynamics of relating and insights that have emerged from a range of theories of child and adult development.
Integrative Psychotherapy, as the name suggests, includes a mixture of varies models and approaches to working with a client to enable the integration of the various parts of their personality. This process, including the crucial relational centered approach and the therapist bringing the integration of themselves along with their individual style of working to the relationship, aims to bring about a more ‘wholeness’ to who the client feels they are and how they express themselves in their life and relationships.
With self acceptance and understanding, clients can begin to let go of the restraints of what was keeping them stuck and begin to move with life without relying on outdated pre-conceived beliefs of who and what they’re meant to be.
I believe it is important to find a therapist, like myself, who has also undergone their own personal therapy at least throughout their training. When the therapist has experienced their own unpacking and exploring of their history and who they are in relational to others, this insight serves them well in helping a client to then explore themselves. It is also a professional requirement when becoming accredited by U.K. Counsil for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm for short or long term work
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|