Emma Jackson UKCP MBACP
1 Harley Street
East Finchley Consulting
104D High Road
We seek therapy or counselling for so many different reasons. Perhaps we are struggling with a crisis, loss or change in life circumstances. Sometimes the reasons are less tangible; an inner turmoil, a search for meaning and purpose, a sense that all is not well. The reasons are always unique to each of us. However, the need for support is universal.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor practising in East Finchley, Central London and Aldgate.
I understand therapy to be a special type of conversation. One that allows you to hear yourself and the many thoughts and feelings you may hold silently within. As such, it can be daunting and the pace needs to reflect that. However, within a trusting therapeutic relationship, it can also be deeply cathartic and profoundly empowering.
Together we can look at how you understand your situation, where you find yourself and how that may be at odds with your hopes and desires.
Working together and through dialogue, we will strive to shine a light on your ways of being in order that you can gain clarity and direction to manage and move forward in your life.
About the way I work:
I practise existentially which means my approach is grounded in a philosophy that questions the nature of human experience. It recognises our capacity for growth whilst challenging our responses to unavoidable limitations.
I am richly informed by the psychodynamic approach that seeks to understand patterns of relating as a result of early relationships. These patterns may become evident within the therapeutic relationship itself. So the therapy space can provide a safe place for exploring ways of interacting, leading to increased personal awareness, insight and ultimately, change.
Whilst this may sound quite abstract, it translates simply into having a conversation where the focus is you; a space for you to explore what matters to you.
Existential therapy allows you to pay attention to how you live your life, how you make sense of your values, assumptions and the choices you make. It aims to enable you to live more fully.
How to get started:
Having visited this directory, it can be daunting to take the next step. If you wish to do so, please do contact me by phone or email. We can then have a brief chat and set up a first meeting. At that meeting, we can discuss what it is you would like to get out of counselling. Through discussion, we can both get a sense of what it would be like to work together. If we agree, we can then set up a subsequent session and we will arrange to meet on a weekly basis.
It is usual to feel anxious about starting counselling or therapy and we can of course discuss this when we first meet, along with the reasons that bring you to therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook a 5-year rigorous training at Regent's University, School of Psychotherapy and Psychology London.
Further to training in Integrative Psychotherapy (PgDip), covering a broad range of different therapeutic approaches, I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP)
In addition to private practice, I have considerable experience working with clients in different therapeutic services and I feel privileged to learn about the lives of people I meet.
Areas I work in include: anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, isolation, relationship difficulties, parenting difficulties, feelings of stuckness, low self-esteem, trauma, abuse and domestic violence.
I am committed to continuing professional development and undertake regular clinical supervision.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am pleased to see clients for daytime and evening sessions
Types of client