Emma Gartside, MBACP Accredited, MA Counselling, Dip. Couns.

Emma Gartside, MBACP Accredited, MA Counselling, Dip. Couns.



07540 177479

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07540 177479

About me

I am a qualified, BACP accredited therapist with over 14 years of experience supporting and developing individuals, couples and groups. I take a flexible solution focussed approach and I am trained in numerous approaches in counselling and psychotherapy.

I am highly empathic; I aim to tailor my support to your situation in tandem with your own strategies. I use evidence based approaches for example I use CBT to help identify and adapt unhelpful patterns of behaviour and I use EFT to help overcome phobias and well as remove limiting beliefs to improve self-esteem and performance at work. I will share my approaches with you in order that you can use them to create coping strategies between and after therapy. I take a holistic approach to explore your physical and emotional wellbeing. I tend to use short term solution focussed counselling of six to twelve sessions but can work longer time with certain conditions. I can be directive if it is appropriate.

I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and loss. I can work with you to eliminate the ongoing effects of trauma; panic attacks and flashbacks.

I come from a corporate background and working for the last three years in occupational health I have been able to help many people with problems which are impacting their work, those who feel they are in the wrong job or struggling to juggle work with the rest of their lives. I understand the impact of work related stress, difficult working relationships, career transition, redundancy and retirement on personal wellbeing. I have a wealth of experience helping individuals to manage transition; shifting careers or priorities.

I am trained and use creative forms of counselling for example art, visualisation and mindfulness.

If you would like to talk though what is happening in your life, I am here to listen. If you would like to make changes in your life, I am here to support you.

I offer 50 minute sessions in rooms in central Manchester or Bramhall, Cheshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Accreditation
I am trained in integrative counselling and psychotherapy including Person Centred therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping), Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

BACP Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist
MA (Dist) Counselling (University of Manchester accredited by the BACP). Research in Voluntary Non-employment, loss and identity transition.
BA (Hons) Social Sciences including Psychology University of Manchester.
EFT Levels 1 and 2 AAMET Accredited.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Stockport College.
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts Stockport College.
Certificate in Bereavement and Loss Stockport College.
Certificate in Personal Development Stockport College.
Creative approaches to Counselling.
Certificate in Couples Counselling.

For five years, I have been providing short and long term psychotherapy within the NHS, voluntary and private organisations. Since 2012 I have been working 2 days a week as a counsellor for an Occupational Health Provider.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life transitions; retirement, menopause, voluntary redundancy

Overcoming limiting beliefs; I am a trained Level 2 EFT practitioner certified by AAMET.

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My fee for individual sessions is £45-60 per 50 minute session depending on the location.

My fee for sessions for couples is £65 per 1 hour session or £75 per 90 minute session available in Bramhall only .

I am able offer discounts when booking 4 or more sessions.

Further information

Please call me for an initial telephone consultation to see if we can work together.

I also provide training workshops for individuals and groups.

Maps & Directions

Manchester, M3
Bramhall, SK7 1BD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Flexible availability during weekdays and evenings please call me to make an appointment.

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme
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