Emily Fullarton. Registered Member BACP
Emotional distress can be crippling at times... creeping into all areas of our lives. It can hinder our work, relationships, decision making... It is hard when we don't understand why our emotions are having a certain effect on us, or making us behave in ways we don't like. Whilst our loved ones can be a great support in these times, sometimes they are too close to the situation and leave us feeling confused unable to hear our own voice.
How can counselling help?
Seeing a counsellor can provide a safe and comfortable space for us to explore these thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It also allows time and space to talk through past traumatic or shameful events that hinder our current circumstances. Talking to a person who is outside of normal life but that won't judge and can be trusted can be a freeing experience. Through talking to a counsellor you will hopefully start to hear your own voice, and make sense of what is troubling you. Through growing in awareness of your self and your difficulties you can hope to experience more choice and acceptance, leading to a more hope filled life.
I am passionate about seeing people move out of a place of isolation, darkness and being overwhelmed, to experience transformation, healing, renewal and more freedom in life.
Training, qualifications & experience
About my approach to counselling
I am a qualified integrative counsellor with experience of working within trauma & talking therapy services with adults. My approach is relational, which allows me to use a variety of different theoretical models and approaches, depending on your needs and personality. Theoretical models I am influenced by include: humanistic, existential, behavioural, psychodynamic, transactional analysis and creative therapies.
I have experience of working in a number of different third sector organisations as a counsellor as well as through private practice. Prior to being a counsellor I worked in refugee and asylum seeker support services. As a practising Christian I am aware of the impact faith and spirituality can have on individuals and am able to incorporate this into my counselling, only if it is appropriate or relevant to you.
I am able to offer short-term or open-ended therapy, depending on your needs, and regular reviews will be incorporated. I work out of the Farsley & Horsforth areas.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, working towards accreditation (Registration number:757179). I am committed to the 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions' which governs safe and professional practice.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Relational Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Beckett University (BACPAccredited).
- Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Skills, Cambridge Open University
- BA(Hons) 2:1 Applied Theology
Certificates and Training
- Affects of Sexual Abuse
- Trauma and the Body
- Pre-Trial Therapy
- Equality & Diversity in Counselling
- The Affects of Trauma & Sexual Violence on Women
- Safeguarding Survivors of Sexual Violence
- Christian Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Initial consultation - no charge (30 minutes)
Subsequent sessions - £40 (50 minutes)
It is important you find a counsellor you feel comfortable to work with. The initial consultation, therefore allows us to meet briefly and discuss your needs and therapy goals to then decide whether we are able to work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday afternoon and early evening
Types of client