Emma-Jane LaRoche Registered MBACP
Odiham Cottage Hospital
I am a registered counsellor (MBACP) in North West Surrey and Hampshire. In my private practices I offer counselling for clients of 16 years and above, for either short or long term therapy. I have experience working within the NHS in GP practices, the visually impaired and their families and young people. Currently I volunteer as a counsellor at a local youth charity working with 16-25 years. I am able to offer Animal Assisted therapy on a case by case basis at my Odiham practice.
What to expect
Taking that first step towards counselling can be daunting for some but bring a sense of relief to others. It can help make matters more clear without feeling judged or pressured. I can provide you the space and opportunity for personal growth and self-development.
Your counselling session lasts 50 minutes and in the initial meeting we talk about what has brought you to counselling. I will also ask some questions and then explain how the counselling process works. It will give you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any worries and concerns you may have and then between us we agree to the frequency and time that these sessions will take place.
How can counselling help?
It’s not always that easy to talk through issues with friends and family Counselling allows you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings and make sense of your worries in a safe environment. Supporting you through tough times and sometimes life-time changing decisions or just being there for you whilst you share your sadness, and loss over a loved one. This can be the point at which we feel that professional help may be what’s needed.
- Do you feel stressed, anxious, worried, confused ?
- Do you sometimes feel hopeless, lost, stuck, sad ?
- Do you feel overwhelmed, with no sense of direction?
Redundancy, work related issues, bereavement, bullying, sexual abuse, trauma, and relationship issues are just some of the things why people come looking for counselling along with mental health issues such as anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
Do you sometimes feel sad or experiencing low mood and don't understand why? Sometimes counselling can bring clarity and allow you to make decisions helping you to move forward.
Do you feel you lack confidence or have low-self esteem? The opportunity to talk freely allows you the space and time to explore the reasons why and look to develop strategies which help you to overcome some of these issues.
Counselling also helps with:
- Understanding more about who you are
- Self development
- Self awareness.
- Exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviour
- Creating personal choice
- Making positive changes in your life
I provide a non-judgemental, understanding and supportive environment. I am happy to offer you a free 10 minute initial phone conversation to discuss whether I can be of any help. Times and days of the week are flexible so please feel free to contact me to arrange an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling, based on Transactional Analysis (TA), accredited by the BACP, validated by Middlesex University.
I also hold the following certificates:
- L2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling (CPCAB)
- L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
- L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB)
- Certificate of Transactional Analysis 101 from ITA (Institute of Transactional Analysis)
I am a registered member of the following associations:
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)
- Hampshire Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (HACP)
I attend regular one to one and group supervision sessions and am committed to improve my service by attending continuing professional development courses. The ethical guidelines that underpin my work are defined by the BACP (http://www.bacp.co.uk/about_bacp/).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Free telephone consultation - 10 minutes.
Each session lasts 50 minutes and is £50 per session.
I ask that payment is made either in advance or at each individual session.
I have private practice facilities in both Lightwater in Surrey and Odiham in Hampshire close to the M3/M25.
A discount is offered to student counsellors. Please contact me for further details.
I offer Animal Assisted Therapy at my Odiham practice with my own dog who has previously been a registered PAT dog. (Please note she is a non-molting breed). Sometimes the presence of a dog/cat in the therapy room can help to make a more relaxed environment. Ongoing research shows the benefits of animal companionship both physically and mentally for people of all ages. Should you be interested in AAT please call me to discuss so an assessment can be arranged. Animal Assisted Therapy is available purely on a case by case basis.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My hours are flexible so please feel free to call and discuss a suitable time.
Types of client