Emma Farrell, Dip Couns, Registered MBACP
4 Hoath Business Centre
How counselling can help you
Counselling is an empowering process that promotes independence and self reflection. In life we can feel stuck, lost, confused, hopeless or helpless and potentially turn to unhelpful thinking patterns or behaviours to help us to cope. I provide a safe, confidential, respectful and non-judgemental therapeutic environment to assist you in identifying, exploring and challenging the difficulties you are facing. This provides the opportunity for you to gain control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour in order to develop healthier coping mechanisms in all aspects of your life. I am an integrative counsellor who draws upon knowledge and experience of the person centered, cognitive, psychodynamic and existential perspectives. This enables your counselling experience with me to be flexible and fluid to meet your needs and goals. Working with a qualified professional provides you with the opportunity to gain a deeper insight and understanding of yourself. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and therefore my practice complies with the BACP’s ethical and professional framework.
What to expect from the 1st counselling session
Making the decision to engage in counselling can be a difficult and daunting experience, therefore choosing the right counsellor for you is important. Your first sessions will comprise of a short assessment enabling us to look at your reasons and goals for attending counselling, as well as gaining a short personal history. This session will enable you to ask any questions or discuss any fears that you may have about the counselling process and assist you in deciding if counselling is something you would like to engage in.
Please do not be put off of counselling if you are not certain of your end goals. Counselling is a fluid process and goals can often change, however these become apparent during the counselling process.
Counselling is an individual process with difficulties affecting people in different ways. I have experience of working with a variety of presenting problems including anxiety, depression, abuse, family issues, relationship issues, panic disorders, anger and deliberate self harm. I also have vast experience within the specialist area of addiction - prescription drugs, illegal drugs, alcohol and gambling as well as other addictions. I have experience of working with other mental health conditions like personality disorders, hearing voices and eating disorders. I offer short or long term counselling and you are free to choose the number of sessions you wish to commit to. We will regularly discuss your journey to check that you are still gaining what you require from counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Integrative counselling (Inter-Psyche)
Certificate in counselling skills (Inter-Psyche)
I work within an acute inpatient mental health unit providing individual and group therapeutic activities. I also have an in depth understanding of how mental health can impact upon social inclusion, isolation, work and relationships.
Current counselling positions
The Kenward Trust - residential addiction rehabilitation service.
Maidstone and Mid Kent Mind - various presenting difficulties.
A charitable organisation - working with individuals with life limiting conditions.
Previous counselling positions held
CRI drug and alcohol service - community based drug and alcohol service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life limiting conditions
I am able to offer sessions either weekly or bi-weekly. The cost per session is £35 payable by cash or card.
If making initial phone contact feels too difficult then please contact me by email.
My voicemail service is confidential so please leave a message and I will get back to you.
Off road parking is provided
Easy access from the M2 and A2, I am also on the 130 and 131 bus route.
I hold a full DBS certificate and professional indemnity insurance.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday daytime and evening sessions.
Types of client