Emma Azzopardi (MBACP, PGDip), Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & Psychotherapist - Advanced Clinical Training, working with individuals and couples
The quality of the relationship between you and your therapist is the cornerstone of successful therapy. My focus at the outset is to understand what may be causing difficulty for the client and to see if I might be somebody who the client can relate to. This is important in building trust between us. I work with many conditions and concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, addiction, relationship difficulties, trauma and identity issues.
Whether you are young or old, a couple or an individual, I offer a confidential, support and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings. I have a Psychodynamic approach to therapy. I draw upon Transactional Analysis and psychoanalytical ideas, with a particular focus on a relational approach to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you do what you do and ways in which to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences.
I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the BACP and UKCP.
I offer a choice of two locations in East London at which to see me - Canary Wharf and Bethnal Green.
Training, qualifications & experience
MBACP - Membership Number 772529
UKCP Trainee Registered
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (3 years at the Metanoia Institute in London)
Masters in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Advanced clinical training
Trained in Working with Addictions
My work includes long and short-term psychotherapy within private practice and the NHS with a range of issues, including but not limited to: relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual issues and bereavement.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, in Relational Transactional Analysis from the Metanoia Institute London; one of the UK's leading training institutions, with a reputation for clinical and academic excellence.
Before setting up in private practice, I worked as a counsellor at a bereavement service in an inner London borough for 3 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Individuals: 50 minute, one-to-one sessions
Couples: 75 minute sessions
Prices available on request
I have also worked as an HR professional organisational development consultant for fifteen years. This extensive experience enabled me to have an understanding of the challenges and potential conflicts facing people within organisations, which can trigger work related stress and depression
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Currently, I offer weekday late afternoon and evening appointments. I also offer weekend appointments.
Types of client